I've come up with an idea of building a fantastical continent inspired by the climates of Scandinavia.
It will be shaped similar to a crescent, and based on two tectonic plates that go over each other (the side of the crescent is basically a mountain range that rose from the interaction between the plates). As for north and south it will work just like in the real world, colder north and a bit less chilly south.
The farther you move from the mountains the lower the land gets (obviously). There are plenty of fjords as a result of a previous ice-age as well.
So, my questions are:
- Is this idea realistic? Could such a continent actually form?
- How would the climate be affected by the given situation? Could it actually be a not!Finland?
Any other tips are very much welcome, I'm very new to world-building and would love some help with this.