29 Best Scandinavian Crime And Thriller Shows on Netflix In 2024 main

29 Best Scandinavian Crime And Thriller Shows on Netflix In 2024

In our 2024 edition of best Scandinavian crime, mystery and thriller shows on Netflix , we have picked new series such as Gangs of Oslo as well as fan favorites like A Nearly Normal Family.

Apart from our last year’s 2023 guide here, for Mystery Tribune’s previous coverage of Scandinavian Crime in streaming space, make sure to check out Best Icelandic Crime And Thriller Shows and Movies On Netflix (2022), Best Swedish Crime And Thriller TV Shows On Netflix: 2022 Edition, as well as Best Scandinavian Crime Drama, Mystery And Thriller Shows On Netflix: 2019 Edition.

Additionally, don’t forget to check out our Watching Lists which feature best movies and shows in crime, horror, mystery and thriller genre across major streaming services.

A Nearly Normal Family

29 Best Scandinavian Crime And Thriller Shows on Netflix In 2024 a nearly normal family

Adam and Ulrika Sandell live a seemingly perfect life with daughter Stella, 19, in a polished residential suburb; then, Stella ends up in police custody, accused of murder.

Borgen – Power and Glory

This is a series related to “Borgen” which is also available on Netflix: Foreign Minister Birgitte Nyborg finds her career in jeopardy when a dispute over oil in Greenland threatens to become an international crisis.

The Lørenskog Disappearance

32 best scandinavian crime and thriller shows on netflix 2023 edition The Lørenskog Disappearance

When a billionaire’s wife vanishes, Norwegian police must deal with the frenzied press and deceitful informants to find the truth.

Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes

A great Scandinavian title: A woman contemplates sacrificing human lives to help her family’s funeral home business stay afloat while dealing with her insatiable hunger.

Young Wallander

Shortly after completing his training as a police officer, Kurt Wallannder is promoted as a detective in order to investigate a hate crime stirring civil unrest in modern-day Sweden.

Gangs of Oslo

29 Best Scandinavian Crime And Thriller Shows on Netflix In 2024 gangs of oslo

Police officer Moaz Ibrahim tries to keep his past hidden when a criminal investigation forces him to live a double life.


After a tragedy at a Stockholm prep school, high school student Maja finds herself on trial for murder; based on the best-selling novel.

The Chestnut Man

A figurine made of chestnuts is found at the scene of a grisly murder; from this creepy clue, two detectives hunt for a killer linked to a politician’s missing child.

The Rain

This is a Scandindinavian Sci Fi: The world as we know it has come to an end, due to a rain-carried virus that wiped out nearly everybody in Scandinavia. Six years after that event, two Danish siblings emerge from the safety of the bunker where they have been staying.

After discovering all remnants of civilization gone, they join a group of fellow young survivors, and together they head out on a danger-filled quest throughout the abandoned land in search of signs of life. The survivors think they have been set free from societal rules of the past, but they quickly find that even in a post-apocalyptic world there is love, jealousy and other coming-of-age dilemmas that young people have always faced.


32 best scandinavian crime and thriller shows on netflix 2023 edition occupied

From a storyline conceived by bestselling author Jo Nesbø, `Occupied’ focuses on political and environmental issues affecting Scandinavia. The ten-part Nordic drama is based in the near future, when environmental concerns prompt the Norwegian government to stop all oil and gas production in the North Sea.

With limited resources available elsewhere, these actions result in a world crisis. Stepping in on behalf of the EU, Russia invades the country with the sole aim to complete a “silk-glove” operation, which involves taking control of the oil supplies. However, as the mission gets underway, further political conflicts take over the nation.


A looming ISIS attack on Sweden entangles the fates of five young women, including a mother in a bind, an ambitious agent, and a spirited student.

Snabba Cash

The lives of an ambitious businesswoman, a troubled teenager, and a charming gang enforcer collide during a desperate, and sinister, pursuit of wealth.

Copenhagen Cowboy

As the name implies, this Scandinavian shows happens in Denmark: After a lifetime of slavery, Miu seeks justice and revenge. She meets her nemesis, Rakel, and they embark on an odyssey through the natural and supernatural in the perilous landscape that is Copenhagen’s criminal underworld.


The story of Clark Olofsson, the man behind Stockholm syndrome, who fooled all of Sweden to love him despite his crimes.


`Lilyhammer’ stars Steven Van Zandt as Frank Tagliano, a New York mob boss who testifies against his associates. Frank is subsequently given a new identity and asks to be relocated to Lillehammer, Norway, a town he fell in love with while watching the 1994 Winter Olympic Games.

While he fell in love with Lillehammer more than a decade ago, Frank must adjust to a new lifestyle as he settles into the town that has little crime and a colourful group of residents.

The Unlikely Murderer

The story of how a man claiming to be a witness at the assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme may have gotten away with murder.


A 17-year-old girl finds her world turned upside down when she and her friends discover the disturbing truth lurking in their quiet Danish town.


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Following the disappearance of her sister and her sister’s classmates decades ago, Astrid is haunted by visions and begins an investigation that uncovers a dark, eerie truth.

Anxious People

A bank robber holds open house attendees hostage, then vanishes, leaving police baffled.

Barracuda Queens

A group of disaffected teenage girls become involved in an escalating campaign of house burglaries targeting their naïve rich neighbours as they try to find meaning in the teenage lives.


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A war veteran plagued by guilt over his final mission teams up with his best friend’s widow to infiltrate a dangerous Copenhagen biker gang.


While spending Christmas on a remote island, a family discovers that the area is populated with terrifying elves.


Traces the meteoric rise and leadership of Birgitte Nyborg, Denmark’s first female prime minister, and her struggle for political power and personal sacrifices she must make.


One of our favorite Scandinavian shows on Netflix: Just months after a tragic loss, detective Sofia Karppi investigates the murder of a woman with ties to a Helsinki construction company.


Police investigate the disappearance of a cult member.


32 best scandinavian crime and thriller shows on netflix 2023 edition katla

This Scandinavian title is from Iceland – The catastrophic eruption of sub-glacial volcano Katla turns a nearby community’s world upside down as mysteries begin to emerge from the ice.

The Valhalla Murders 

32 best scandinavian crime and thriller shows on netflix 2023 edition The Valhalla Murders

An Oslo detective with a painful past returns to his native Iceland to help a police officer hunt for a serial killer with a link to a mysterious photograph.

War Sailor

29 Best Scandinavian Crime And Thriller Shows on Netflix In 2024 war sailor

This is a three-part limited series that we loved a lot: The filming is just beautiful. The story is about a Norwegian sailor dragged unwillingly into a catastrophic war.

The Nurse

Another great Scandinavian show: A new nurse at a hospital begins to suspect her colleague’s desire for attention may be tied to a series of patient deaths.

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