Norwegian National League

The Norwegian National League is the place to celebrate Norwegian American traditions and connect with Scandinavian events in the Chicagoland area.  We are the “umbrella” organization for many of the area’s Norwegian-American organizations and sponsor scholarships and three events during the year (Syttende Mai banquet and parade, a Leif Erikson celebration, and Christmas Around the World.

Check our calendars for upcoming member & special events.

***SOME HIGHLIGHTS***
Always check the calendar of member events and our calendar of a broader range of Scandinavian events and activities, but we thought we'd highlight some upcoming events.


APRIL-OCTOBER each year the 1893 Viking ship is available for your visit!
SATURDAYS,1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

See the largest and most impressive artifact from the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair Columbian Exposition. Declared one of the 10 most endangered landmarks in Illinois in 2007, the Viking is an important, irreplaceable piece of our nation’s and region’s history.

COST: Tours of the 1893 Viking Ship are $5 for adults or $3 for teens.  Children 12 and under are free, children 14 years old and younger are admitted free. There are special and multiple day events.
In addition to the June 16 Swedish Days Midsummer visit, there are two special event open days during Geneva Swedish Days on June 21 and 22. 

40th ANNUAL SCANDINAVIAN DAY
September 8, 2019, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
$10.00 per person (Children 12 and under free!)
Enjoy a late summer day with traditional food, crafts, gifts and entertainment representing the five Nordic Cultures as we celebrate the 64th year of Vasa Park, 35W217 Route 31, South Elgin, Illinois 60177.


NORGE SKI CLUB
Fox River Grove, Illinois
AUTUMN SKI JUMP
FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER 21-22, 2019



SEPTEMBER 21: Junior Competition, K70 Competition
SEPTEMBER 22: K70 - Big Hill


FOOD TRUCKS ALL DAY / BOTH DAYS
GREAT FOOD AND BEVERAGE
LOCAL FOOD TRUCKS SERVING UP OVEN ROASTED PIZZA, SLOW COOKED BBQ, MEXICAN FOOD, GOURMET GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES, DESSERTS AND MORE!

Meet Our Olympic Ski Jumpers
Kevin Bickner, Mike Glasder, Casey Larson

(from left to right, above)



SUPPORT THE NORWEGIAN NATIONAL LEAGUE!

It's now even easier with the ability to use your Paypal account or popular credit cards. The details are on our "About Us" page.

Photo attribution: Paypal



If you have any questions...

or would like to join us in our celebration of all things Norwegian, please contact us by email.