Kodiak Scandianvian Culture & Film Fest
Just as winter settles on the island of Kodiak, Alaska, the light of music, art, dance and film will brighten the dark days as the community celebrates the Kodiak Scandinavian Culture and Film Fest, Nov. 6-12, 2017. Out-of-town guests and island residents will demonstrate the beauty of Scandinavian music and art and show how the Scandinavian culture is woven into the texture of Kodiak history. The Kodiak Scandinavian Culture and Film Fest is sponsored by the Island Viking Lodge of Sons of Norway with help from the Kodiak Arts Council, the Kodiak Public Library, the Kodiak Island Borough School District and other agencies and organizations.
The Festival will include workshops on Scandinavian art, genealogy and cooking, the worldwide premiere of films high-lighting Scandinavian influence on Kodiak Island, dance and music workshops and presentations, a multicultural potluck and lecture and demonstrations about Scandinvian arts.
We are still developing the program, please check back for more additions.
Click here to see the entire program.
Opening Ceremony – Honoring families Monday November 6 at 19PMAfognak Center
Norwegian Coffee House
Monday-Friday (Nov 6-10) 1-4PM
Kodiak Public Library
Scandinavians love their coffee. Join us for a cup!
Nordic Living History Workshop
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday Kodiak Public Library
The Shire of Pavlok Gorod, a branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism Inc. will be hosting a living history workshop area at the Kodiak Public Library. Tuesday 11/7 and Thursday 11/9 we will be there 2:30-6:30 and Saturday 11/12 from 1-4:30.
Award-winning documentary and wildlife filmmaker, Stefan
Quinth, presents a new series of films from Kodiak, including a short film on
Alaska’s first Native bear hunting guide, Larry Matfay.
The Sami Reindeer People of Alaska Exhibit at the Baranov Museum and the Kodiak Public Library
Kodiak residents, Lois Stover and daughter, Cherie Biddle
and other Sami experts will be available at both venues to explain and answer questions on Friday and Saturday November 10-11.
Discover your roots
Wednesday November 11 at 2PM
Kodiak Public Library
Geneology and storytelling with Linda Kozak.
Scandinavian influences in architcture
Wednesday November 8 at 7PM
Jim Dillard speaks on Finnish architecture on KodiakFree Event
Friday November 10 at 6PM
Afognak Cultural Center
Join us for a cultural evening as we share food, music & dance from all over the world. Children from Kodiak schools will perform Scandinavian dances they have learned at workshops this week.
Crosscut Saw Event Saturday November 11 at 1PM Kodiak Baptist Mission Barn
Come try your hand at sawing logs! Jim Dillard leads the event with a demonstration followed by a competition!Refreshments will be served! Free Event
We are honored to have special guests coming to Kodiak to take part in our celebration.
You can be a part of the Festival by sharing your
Contact Mike or Kathy Rostad at 907-486-2908 or