Spruce View, AB: Stephansson House open for the 2023 summer season. The site will be open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10:00am to 5:00pm as well as holiday Mondays until September 4th. For more information please see our website at stephanssonhouse.ca, contact us at
Toronto, ON: The ICCT book club gathers on the first Thursday of the month to share books and films that reflect Icelandic historical, social and cultural issues. The book club is a fun way to help us explore our deeper Icelandic-Canadian roots and understand and experience new Icelandic and Icelandic-Canadian stories. We have had the opportunity to read some of the seminal and important works of Icelandic modern literature but also to read and explore books and films that are just for fun. The books we read are all in the English language so no need to become completely fluent in Icelandic for this!
July (break, no club)
August (film discussion): Tales from the Gimli Hospita by Guy Maddin.
First Lady Eliza Reid - INLNA Reads
Wednesday 7 June: The Icelandic National League of North America INLNA Reads is pleased to have Eliza Reid, First Lady of Iceland, published author and co-founder of the Iceland Writers Retreat speak to us directly from Iceland, at noon ET. Eliza Reid will be in conversation with INLNA Board member and author Natalie Guttormsson, discussing her acclaimed book Secrets of the Sprakkar: Iceland’s Extraordinary Women and How They Are Changing the World, for which the paperback edition launched in March. If you haven’t pickedup a copy of this international best seller, now is the time. Join the webinar for a chance to hear and interact with the charismatic Eliza Reid. Register online at https://inlofna.org/inlna-reads
Saturday 17 June
Toronto, ON: The Icelandic Canadian Club of Toronto, the Embassy of Iceland in Canada and Icelandair present the Taste of Iceland’s Independence Day. Picnic in High Park. Icelandic food, music, and games. Performances by Lindy Vopnfjörd (Canada) and Salóme Katrín (Iceland). Icelandic hot dogs með öllu. Vínarterta by Arden Jackson. 1 - 4:30 pm. We are planning for 100 attendees and look forward to a magnificent gathering of ICCT Members and friends. High Park, 1873 Bloor Street West, M6R 2Z3. The site is close to the Parkside Drive and High Park Blvd entrance. Entry will be free or by donation to The Snorri Program. Please help us by pre-registering for the event at: icct.info. More details about the event and schedule on website.
Burnaby, BC: Celebrate Iceland's Independence Day with the Icelandic Canadian Club of BC at the Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas St. 1 - 3:30 pm. Afternoon picnic time for all ages. Food, festivities, music, games, visiting, and more. In 1944, Iceland became a sovereign republic after over 70 years of hard work to restore the independence lost some 700 years before. Now that’s something to celebrate.
Burnsville, MN: Nordic Midsummer Festival at Buck Hill. 9 am - 9 pm. Details at nordicmidsummerfest.com
Winnipeg, MB: Join Icelandic Canadian Frón and the Jón Sigurdsson Chapter IODE for their annual Jon Sigurdsson Day celebration. There will be a wreath-laying ceremony on the grounds of the Manitoba Legislative Building at 1:30 pm (plan to arrive earlier) followed by a formal program at the Winnipeg Art Gallery – Qaumajuq, 300 Memorial Boulevard, beginning at 2:15 pm. Our guests from Iceland this year are filmmaker Ásgrímur Sverrison, editor of Klapptré, and saxophonist Sölvi Kolbeinsson. Two short Icelandic films with subtitles will be shown and Sólskríkjan Kór will perform. The Consulate General of Iceland is an essential partner in the day’s events.
Saturday and Sunday / 24 - 25 June
Burnaby, BC: Scandinavian Midsummer Festival at the Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas St. Viking Village, cultural displays, shopping kiosks, dancing, bonfire, beer garden, music, midsummer pole, traditional Scandinavian foods, kids’ activities. The fun and crazy wife-carrying contest always draws a lot of attention along with continuous entertainment all weekend. More info: scandinavianmidsummerfestival.org Saturday: 10 am -10 pm. Cultural and commercial booths open until 6 pm. Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm.
Moorhead, MN: Nordic Culture Clubs Scandinavian Festival (formerly Hjemkomst) at Hjemkomst Centre. 202 1st Ave N. Iceland is the featured country. Details at nordiccultureclubs.com
Saturday 22 July
Winnipeg, MB: The Scandinavian Centre will hold its 5th annual garage sale at 764 Erin Street from 10 am to 2 pm. Sale items include glassware, dishes, small appliances, other household items, books, games, puzzles, toys, tools, and more. (The centre welcomes contribution of gently used items – but no furniture, clothing, or shoes, please.) All proceeds will go towards building improvements. Contact
Through 23 July
NewYork, NY: Opening April 15 at Scandinavia House, Arctic Highways brings together the artwork and handicrafts of 12 Indigenous artists from Sápmi, Canada and Alaska in an exhibition highlighting the thriving cultural and spiritual communities of the Arctic region. Gallery hours Tue through Sat, 12-6 pm. Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave. NY 10016. scandinaviahouse.org
26 - 30 July
Gimli, MB: The Gimli International Film Festival. gimlifilm.com
Friday 4 August
Gimli, MB: Lögberg-Heimskringla’s Icelandic Open Golf Tournament presented by the Kari and Emily Oleson family of Riverton, MB in memory of their son Dr. Maurice K. Oleson. Links at the Lake Golf Course. Shot gun start 12 pm. Dinner and cocktails at the Johnson Hall 6 pm. For sponsorship or registration contact:
4 to 6 August
Mountain, ND: Icelandic Communities Association of Northeast North Dakota's annual Deuce of August. Watch for details. thedeuce.org
4 to 7 August
Gimli, MB: Embrace your inner Viking at Icelandic Festival of Manitoba's Íslendingadagurinn. Continue Your Saga / Haltu Sögu Þinni Áfram. icelandicfestival.com
16 - 18 June
Toronto, ON: Premiere of a new work by Fjóla for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as part of their 2022/23 NextGen Composers program. For more information see https://www.tso.ca/orchestra/nextgen-composers Nextgen original compositions will be featured as part of the evening's main performances of Yuja Wang’s Rachmaninoff. For tickets go to the Toronto Symphany Orchestra (TSO) website link at Yuja Wang’s Rachmaninoff -Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
7 - 9 July
Orilla, ON: Mariposa Folk Festival. Catch singer-songwriter, Lindy Vopnfjörð. See lindymusic.com