Islendingadagurinn in the Media
Take the viking experience home with virtual version of Manitoba Icelandic Festival
Global News - Every August long weekend, Gimli, MB., fills with thousands of visitors who are gathered to take in the sights, sounds, tastes, and activities of the Islendingadagurinn — the Manitoba Icelandic Festival.
The Icelandic Festival of Manitoba Goes Virtual
Iceland Naturally - For the first time, you can tune into the festival from anywhere in the world and join the celebration of Icelandic heritage and culture.
Icelandic Festival to hold virtual event this year due to COVID
Winnipeg Sun - The Icelandic Festival, Islendingadagurinn is an annual celebration of Icelandic culture and heritage which takes places in Gimli during the August long weekend. Due to COVID-19, it will be holding a virtual event this year, it…
Gimli's Icelandic Festival is in the Books
Portage Online - The 130th edition of Gimli's Icelandic Festival is in the books. This year's festivities included a Viking village, sand-castle building competitions, a Viking battle and so much more.
130 years of Icelandic Fest
City News - This year Gimli’s Icelandic Festival celebrated its 130th birthday. Steve Anderson takes a trip through the viking village and learns a thing or two about Gimli’s rich Icelandic heritage.
Embracing their inner-Viking
Winnipeg Free Press - Islendingadagurinn brings out the Icelandic in everyone.
Icelandic festival becoming inclusive and diverse place, say volunteers and organizers
CBC News Manitoba - Now in its 130th year, festival has become meeting point for Icelandic people in Canada.
Icelandic festival celebrates 130 years, from modest to major summer event
CBC News Manitoba - Gimli's Islendingadagurinn is now the 2nd-oldest continuous ethnic festival in North America.
Islendingadagurinn in Gimli boasts viking-led contests, Iceland’s Prime Minister and men’s Paralympic soccer friendly
Global News - Islendingadagurinn is a tradition almost as old as Manitoba itself, and this year includes a visit from Iceland’s prime minister and the country’s men’s paralympic soccer team.
Icelandic Festival to host a very important guest
Winnipeg Free Press - The new prime minister of Iceland, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, will attend Islendigadagurinn, the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba, to be held Aug. 3 to 6 in Gimli.
Katrín heiðursgestur vestra
Morgunblaðið - Katrín Jakobsdóttir forsætisráðherra og Heather Alda Ireland, fyrrverandi ræðismaður Íslands í Vancouver, verða heiðursgestir á Íslendingadagshátíðinni á Gimli í Kanada í ár. Katrín verður einnig…
Small Canadian Town Provides Homes for Elves
Mysterious Universe - The small fishing town of Gimli, Manitoba sits on the south western shore of Lake Winnipeg in Canada’s prairie region. Settled over a century ago by Icelandic settlers, the town has strong ties to the folklore and…