Virtual Festival

*Due to the COVID-19 situation all in-person Festival events will be suspended for 2020. We will be hosting a series of virtual events and contests for the 2020 Islendingadagurinn.

Click to download the 2020 Virtual Event Schedule

HOW TO TAKE PART IN OUR VIRTUAL FESTIVAL

What is the next best thing to being in Gimli with real Vikings? Bringing the Vikings into your home! 

Celebrate the 131st Islendingadagurinn - Icelandic at Home - virtually - and tune in from your cabin, your pool, your deck or your living-room.  Tune in one of the following ways - all you need is  

We will be posting great Icelandic content all weekend long - music, Icelandic cooking shows, interviews and so much more. We’re bringing the best of New Iceland to you so you and your family can stay home and stay safe because Heima er Best (Home is Best)

VIEWING PLATFORMS

Facebook: Follow our Facebook page , we will be posting videos at scheduled times throughout August long weekend. Be sure to turn Facebook notifications on and Facebook will notify you when we post a video or story. Click to RSVP to our Facebook event

Instagram: Click to visit our Instagram profile. Tap the profile picture circle at the top left profile to view our stories. We will be posting videos on our stories throughout the day. Don’t worry, if you don’t catch it right away,  it will be available on our IGTV (click the little television icon) 

YouTube: Click to visit our YouTube profile. Videos will be posted here as they are released under the 2020 Islendingadagurinn Virtual Festival playlist.

Website: Visit the schedule of event - event pages on our website to see new content as it is released 

Shaw Spotlight: If you are a Manitoba resident with a Shaw Cable subscription, you can watch us on TV all weekend long! Note - we are trying to broadcast across Canada and will update this page as we know more.  

  • Southern Manitoba Channel 9, Channel 105 on Blue Curve systems
  • Northern Manitoba Channel 11 and Channel 105 on Blue Curve systems

GET INVOLVED 

Plan a Viewing Party - Anywhere!
Watch videos from your phone, out in the middle of Lake Winnipeg, create a backyard viewing party and project videos on a makeshift screen, or watch from the comfort of your living-room. Let us know how you plan to watch using the #icelandicathome  

Shop Merchandise 
Click to shop limited edition 2020 Festival merchandise - for pick-up, delivery or shipping! Check out our weekend celebration packs - with everything you need to celebrate. The Festival Gift Shop in Gimli is open Tuesday - Saturday - 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM, and you can find our merch tent in Gimli Harbour Saturdays from Noon - 4:00 PM  

Contests

Share your Memories 
We will be posting photos and memories from past Icelandic Festival's - sends yours to photo@icelandicfestival.com, along with dates and descriptions if possible so that we can share with on our social media

Islendingadagurinn BINGO!
Click to download the Bingo Card to print at home. Limited printed quantities available at the Festival Gift Shop. Mark off all the boxes you've completed and upload a photo to your social media.

Click to save the Bingo Card to your phone and play digitally.

How to Play 

  • Save the Bingo card image to your phone or computer to play digitally.
  • Post a photo of the ORIGINAL Bingo Card to your Facebook or Instagram story/feed and TAG any friends that you want to play with you.
  • On your computer using Paint or a photo editing program, OR on your phone using the markup tool, an editing app, or the drawing tool in your stories, use a check-mark, circle or emoji to mark off all of the boxes that you've completed.
  • Post the marked up version to your social media!