Harpa International Music Academy USA

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The Icelandic National League of the United States is pleased to introduce our members and friends to new cultural activities related to Iceland and Icelanders. A new event to the United States this year is the Harpa International Music Academy USA (HIMA USA). Founded by world-renowned violinist and Oberlin Conservatory professor Sibbi Bernhardsson, HIMA USA…

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Upcoming INLUS Author’s Corner – Iceland Wintertide With David Freese

Join us for another interesting INLUS Author’s Corner presentation on Monday, March 14. | David Freese’s photographic odyssey started with a Trilogy of North American Waters which is comprised of the books West Coast: Bering to Baja, 2012, East Coast: Arctic to Tropic, 2016, and Mississippi River: Headwaters and Heartland to Delta and Gulf, 2020. The…

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INLUS Author’s Corner – Solveig Eggerz

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Please join us on Tuesday, September 1st at 4PM Eastern (3PM Central; 2PM Mountain; 1PM Pacific) for another INLUS Author’s Corner, a periodic webinar with authors of Iceland related books. Our September event will feature author Solveig Eggerz and a discussion of her 2019 novel, Sigga of Reykjavík. Sigga of Reykjavík presents a compelling story…

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On with the Butter! Spread More Living onto Everyday Life

  Hekla Publishing will be releasing a new retirement & aging book – On with the Butter! Spread More Living onto Everyday Life by Heidi Herman on August 14th. This new book is filled with encouragement and ideas to add more vitality and activity into your everyday life and has a strong Icelandic connection. She…

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Lundi the Lost Puffin

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By Eric Newman | A New Children’s Book about Iceland After a visit to Iceland a few years ago, I found myself telling everyone this story. “Did you know that children on the Westman Islands rescue thousands of baby puffins every year?” It’s probably my favorite Iceland story. So I wrote a children’s book about…

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More Icelandic Films Online

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An important mission area of INLUS is to help connect our members with Icelandic culture. One way we do that is to help increase awareness of Icelandic film and TV productions. The 39th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival is going online this year, beginning May 15. About 40 countries are represented this year, with…

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Icelandic Films Online – Limited Release

scene image from the film A White White Day

An important mission area of INLUS is to help connect our members with Icelandic culture. One way we do that is to help increase awareness of Icelandic film and TV productions. A couple of Icelandic films have recently become available for viewing in the U.S. The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) was scheduled for May…

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Grýla and Jólakötturinn – The Christmas Cat

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By Heidi Herman-Kerr | In the far mountains of Iceland, way up in the north, there is a place that no one dares go. There are no roads, just paths worn from the feet of sheep and a few other creatures. There are steep cliffs and rocky parts, all filled with caves and hidden places.…

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Yule Lad Stories You’ve Never Read

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By Heidi Herman-Kerr | Anyone familiar with Icelandic holiday mythology has probably heard of Jolasveinar-the Icelandic Yule Lads. One folklorist and crafter brings us new stories unique to each of these mischievous fellows. This story is shared from an original post on Tales of Yngiwulf. Thorulfr finds the first Yule Lad in the barn with…

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Authors Q&A on Icelandic Yule Lads

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Join us Monday, November 25th as we welcome two INLUS Founding Members, each has authored of books about Iceland’s Yule Lads. With the Christmas holidays just around the corner, Gay Strandemo and Heidi Herman will share with us insights and holiday traditions of mischief and gift-giving surrounding the Icelandic Yule Lads. The webinar will be…

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