Monica Soderberg, Founder

Aroostook County covers the northernmost reaches of Maine, and is also the largest county in all of the New England states. Mainers affectionately refer to Aroostook simply as “The County.” The region has a rich and vibrant Swedish heritage, thanks to the hardy Swedish pioneers who began settling here in the 1870’s.

For more than 50 years, Monica’s Scandinavian Imports in Caribou has been northern Maine’s source for items from Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. The store was established by Monica Soderberg, a native of Stockholm, Sweden.

As a modern-day Swedish immigrant to northern Maine, Monica began selling Scandinavian imports from her home in 1964. From these modest beginnings, the operation grew, eventually occupying a building on Prospect Street in downtown Caribou for many years.

After a hiatus of several years following Monica’s retirement, family members reopened the store in a newly-refurbished facility appropriately located at 176 Sweden Street.

We are pleased to bring the best of Scandinavia to Maine. We are also happy that we can play a role in keeping the County’s Scandinavian heritage alive. Monica’s Scandinavian Imports is a “must-see” for anyone visiting northern Maine. We invite you to stop in and find out for yourself.

About Us

For more than 50 years, we have provided a taste of the old country, not only for northern Maine’s many Swedish and Scandinavian descendants, but for anyone interested in things of beauty!
We are open Monday through Friday 10 AM to 5 PM and Saturday 10 AM to 3 PM.

Get in Touch

Telephone: (207) 493-4600
Email: [email protected]

Caribou, Maine