January 7 • Beginning Icelandic classes at National Nordic Museum: Skúli Gestsson, Icelandic native, is joining the staff at the Scandinavian Language Institute, teaching Beginning Icelandic. The quarter begins January 7 and runs nine weeks. Icelandic classes are on Tuesdays, 8pm–9:30pm. Pricing and registration HERE!
February 22 • Þorrablót: The festival of weird foodstuffs returns to the National Nordic Museum. Organized by and a benefit for The Icelandic Society of Greater Seattle. More info coming soon.
PAST EVENTS 2018
December 1–9 • Holiday Book Flood: At our inaugural Book Flood, we celebrated Seattle writers and Icelandic literature. Leija Farr, Andy Meyer, Sierra Nelson, D.A. Navoti, and Margaret Willson read from recent works to a packed house and the Book Flood Pop-up Shop highlighted books from Sjón, Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, Andri Snær Magnason, and more. Thanks to the generosity of our audience, we collected over 75 books for our Mary's Place book drive. Thank you!
October 10–14, Taste of Iceland 2018: Musical performances by Vök and Gyða, delicious food from Hákon Már Örvarsson, and with Andri Snær Magnuson – just to name a few activities during this action-packed weekend.
May 5-7 - Grand Opening of the Nordic Museum: We were delighted to help the Nordic Museum usher in a new era and open a fantastic and beautiful new location. We welcomed the Icelandic President Guðni Jóhannesson, contemplated the soothing tones of the Icelandic Men's Chorus and the operatic quartet of Voices of Reykjavik, and rocked out to Mammút. What a weekend!
April 21 - Sumardagurinn Fyrsti: Thanks to all the folks who braved the brisk April afternoon to celebrate Sumardagurinn Fyrsti (only a couple of days late)! Salmon was crisp and tasty, only one pönnukaka was stolen by a crow, and the proverbs were apropos.