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Take the viking experience home with virtual version of Manitoba Icelandic Festival

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.

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The Icelandic Festival of Manitoba Goes Virtual

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.

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Icelandic Festival to hold virtual event this year due to COVID

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…

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Gimli's Icelandic Festival is in the Books

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.

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130 years of Icelandic Fest

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.

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Embracing their inner-Viking

Embracing their inner-Viking

Winnipeg Free Press - Islendingadagurinn brings out the Icelandic in everyone.

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Icelandic festival becoming inclusive and diverse place, say volunteers and organizers

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.

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Icelandic festival celebrates 130 years, from modest to major summer event

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.

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Islendingadagurinn in Gimli boasts viking-led contests, Iceland’s Prime Minister and men’s Paralympic soccer friendly

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.

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Icelandic Festival to host a very important guest

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.

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Katrín heiðurs­gest­ur vestra

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…

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Small Canadian Town Provides Homes for Elves

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…

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