On the scandinavian peninsula the railroad system has developed rather slowly.
There can now be no doubt that this is the "willow grouse" of the scandinavian peninsula.
The scandinavian peninsula has a very long extension to the west, and ends in a promontory projecting northwards.
Hence Buckle's estimate of national character in the scandinavian peninsula has little basis as to fact or cause.
1765, from Late Latin Scandinavia, Skandinovia, a mistake for Scadinavia, from a Germanic source (cf. Old English Scedenig, Old Norse Skaney "south end of Sweden"), from Proto-Germanic *skadinaujo "Scadia island," first element of uncertain origin, second element from *aujo "thing on the water," from PIE *akwa- "water" (see aqua-). It might truly have been an island when the word was formed; the coastlines of the Baltic Sea has changed dramatically since the end of the Ice Ages.