Magnús Ver Magnússon Classic Strongman Competition

Aug 5, 2023

Saturday, August 5th - Noon to 5:00 PM

Location: Viking Statue Categories: Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Sports, Contests, Crafts

Magnús Ver Magnússon Classic Strongman Competition

Date: Saturday, August 5th
Time: Noon to 5:00 PM 
Location: Viking Statue 

Magnús and Athletes Meet & Greet
Date: Friday, August 4th 
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Vingólf Beverage Gardens

Thank you to our sponsors Brad Hirst Royal Lepage Prime Real Estate and Ian Wood - Cardinal Wealth Management 

Get VIP benefits for this event with an Odin's Festival Pass 

Through our partnership with Magnús Ver Magnússon, 4x World Strongest Man and Legendary Icelander, we are excited to host the Magnús Ver Magnússon Classic in Gimli, a world-class strongman event that showcases traditional Icelandic strength and culture. 

A series of events will take place during the 2023 Icelandic Festival with professional Strongman competitors from around the world. The competition winner will receive an invitation to participate in the MVM Classic Iceland in November 2023. The MVM Classic Iceland is one of the only events that qualifies the winner for a spot in the annual World’s Strongest Man Competition.

Events include: 

  • Stones to platform/barrel medley 
  • Log press medley/ reps 
  • Stone deadlift reps 
  • The farmer's walk 
  • Hand over hand Viking ship pull
  • Throw over a bar medley


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Icelandic Festival of Manitoba

Festival Gift Shop / Office 

Summer Hours 
Monday to Saturday - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday - Noon - 5:00 PM 
Or by appointment 

General Inquiries:
Phone: 1 (204) 642-7417

107-94 1st Avenue
Gimli, Manitoba, R0C 1B1