Category Archives: Events

2nd Annual Troll Stroll – June 8th!

Troll Stroll graphicCome one! Come all!  The Nordic Lodge’s annual Troll Stroll is open to everyone, even your dog!   Troll Stroll is a 5K fun run/walk open to all ages. (babies in strollers are welcome as well as your dog!)

Ribbons will be awarded in five different age groups and youngsters who do not receive ribbons will get Certificates of Participation. After the race, each participant will receive some refreshments – Scandinavian fare of course  – heart waffles!  Water will also be provided at the finish line.

Registration at the Nordic Hall begins at 8:00am.  $10 for adults $5 for children 10 & under.  Dogs are are free but they must be kept on a leash.

The Run/Walk  begins at 9:00am.  The Nordic Hall is located at 63 Jacobs Rd,  Coupeville.


A Lutefisk dinner is coming to Whidbey Island in January! Order your tickets now!

Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge will host its first annual Lutefisk Dinner at the Nordic Hall on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 12 noon until 4:00 pm.  The public is invited to participate & enjoy this long-time Scandinavian tradition!

A Lutefisk dinner is very much enjoyed, highly anticipated event, usually served during the Christmas holiday season or during the following month.  Many Lodge members have envisioned hosting such a dinner for a long time and it is hoped that it will become an annual holiday tradition for Whidbey’s Nordic Lodge and for the surrounding community!

In addition to Lutefisk with a traditional butter and white cream sauce,  Swedish meatballs and gravy will be served.  The meal will include potatoes, lefse, a vegetable, dessert and a drink.

Dinner service will be staggered so that you have a choice of seating times during the afternoon — 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, or 3 pm.   Adult admission is $25.  $15 for children ages 5 -12.   All tickets  must be purchased by January 20, 2019. Brown Paper Tickets is handling ticket sales for this event.


To purchase your tickets by phone call 1-800-838-3006

To order them online, go to and then, in the “Find an event” search box at the top of the page, type in Lutefisk Coupeville to find our event listing, and order your tickets!

If you have any questions, please call Brian Petersen at 360-678-5197.

The Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge is looking forward to our presentation of this event.  They hope it will be a wonderful experience for you and your friends & family!

Danish Troubadour to perform at Nordic Hall March 17th

Danish troubadour

 DONATION OF $10 REQUESTED FOR THE PROGRAM.   LUNCH TICKETS ARE $7.                                                                                                          



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The Nordiska Folkdancers of Seattle to perform at Whidbey’s Nordic Hall

Norkiska imageThe Nordiska Folkdancers of Seattle will present a performance of traditional dances and music of Scandinavia – Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland –  at the monthly Nordic Lodge Meeting on February 17th.  Included will be gammaldans (dances common to many regions, such as waltz, polka, etc.) and bygdedans (regional dances, specific to an area or even a single community), all expressions of living traditions which have been evolving for centuries.

Over Nordiska’s 60 years, the group has performed for visiting Swedish, Norwegian and Danish royalty; in concert with illustrious musicians from Scandinavia, such as Gunnar Hahn and Sigbjørn Bernhoft Osa; at special events such as Skandia Midsommarfest, Vasa Park’s Midsommarfest, Ethnic Heritage Council’s Worldfest and Winterfest, Northwest Folklife Festival, UW’s Lucia Fest, Nordic Heritage Museum’s Yulefest and Tivoli festival, Swedish Sesquincentennial programs, Gordon Tracie Music Library events, the Greig Festival, Son’s of Norway, Swedish Club, and Danish Community events; as part of SeaFair’s “Peer Gynt,” Mountaineers’ plays and local orchestra and folk music programs; in community outreach performances at churches, retirement homes, parades.

For more information about this group, visit their website at   Photo above has been made available  courtesy of the Nordiska Folkdancers.

A brief business meeting will precede the performance, which will begin at 12:00 noon.  A $10 donation is requested.



Nordic Fest on November 14th!

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Author to give talk about an almost forgotten piece of history

LHuntOn March 6th, Linda Lawrence Hunt,  Ph.D. , author of Bold Spirit: Helga Estby’s Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America, will be presenting this story  about the incredible walk from Spokane to New York City in 1896 made by  Norwegian immigrants Helga Estby & her daughter Clara to save their family farm, and her own journey in uncovering this almost forgotten important piece of history.

Bold Spirit is based on Hunt’s dissertation and was first published in 2003 by the University of Idaho Press and then by Anchor Books in 2005. It has been honored with the 2004 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, the Willa Cather Literary Award, and the Washington State Book Award.

This program has been arranged for by the Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge and the Coupeville Public Library.

7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 6th.  Nordic Hall,  63 Jacobs Rd., Coupeville.  The Jacobs Road  is a right turn off Highway 20 about one mile south of  the intersection of Highway 20 & Main in Coupeville.