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Nordic Cool: Holiday Weekend Workshop

Join us for our Nordic Holiday Weekend. For one weekend in December, Skogfjorden, the Norwegian Language Village, will transform into your holiday paradise.  From the evening of Friday, December 10 to midday Sunday, December 12, participants will be baking and crafting to their heart's content.  Holiday traditions and recipes from the entire Nordic world (including Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish options) will be featured during this workshop.

Between baking, you will enjoy the delicious meals prepared by the Concordia Language Villages culinary masters, you can enjoy your stay at Skogfjorden by sitting around the bål in Gimle with a sumptuous mug of warm gløgg or visiting "Shop The World" in Utgard where all the village stores will be set up for your gift-giving needs.

Everyone will leave the weekend with a tray full of goodies, a collection of recipes, a little bit of new language learning, hand-made crafts plus the inspiration to make more and a happy heart!

Meet the Program Leader

Jessica Dina Korynta is part of the leadership team of Skogfjorden, the Norwegian Language Village. Dina has been a villager, credit villager, counselor, volunteer, business manager and staff counselor as well as now leading Skogfjorden’s annual marketing and recruitment plan.  Dina earned her BA in Linguistics with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.


Concordia Language Villages reserves the right to consolidate or cancel sessions that are below minimum enrollment levels.


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