Our Locations: Bemidji, Minn.

The Concordia Language Villages permanent site — just north of Bemidji, Minn., and nestled on over 800 acres of wooded land around Turtle River Lake — brings approximately 10,000 people to the area annually.

Language Villages At This Location/Contact Information

Arabic Language Village 
8607 Thorsonveien NE
Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: (218) 586-8730
Fax: (218) 586-8731
Korean Language Village 
Sup sogŭi Hosu
11380 Turtle River Lake Rd NE
Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: (218) 586-8430
Fax: (218) 586-8431
Danish Language Village 
10915 Ojutkangastie NE 
Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: (218) 586-8820
Fax: (218) 586-8821
Norwegian Language Village 
8607 Thorsonveien NE
Bemidji, MN 56601 
Phone: (218) 586-8730
Fax: (218) 586-8731
Finnish Language Village 
10915 Ojutkangastie NE
Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: (218) 586-8830
Fax: (218) 586-8831
Russian Language Village 
Lesnoe Ozero
11380 Turtle River Lake Road NE
Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: (218) 586-8430
Fax: (218) 586-8431
French Language Village 
Lac du Bois-Bemidji
9770 Rue de Compiègne NE
Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: (218) 586-8530
Fax: (218) 586-8531
Spanish Language Village 
El Lago del Bosque-Bemidji
9749 Paseo de Roma NE
Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: (218) 586-8930
Fax: (218) 586-8931
French Voyageurs 
Les Voyageurs
9950 Rue de Compiègne NE
Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: (218) 586-8600
Fax: (218) 586-8788
Swedish Language Village 
10915 Ojutkangastie NE
Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: (218) 586-8830
Fax: (218) 586-8831
German Language Village 
9550 Ruppstrasse NE
Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: (218) 586-8630
Fax: (218) 586-8631


Maps To Bemidji, Minn. Site

Map and Driving Directions (pdf) to:
Arabic, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish

Map and Driving Directions (pdf) to:
Russian and Korean

Travel Information

Nearest Airport
Bemidji Regional Airport(BJI)

Car Rental Agencies 
(800) 261-7331 (national)
(218) 759-9960 (local)
Alamo National
(800) 332-7133 (national)
(218) 751-1880 (local)
(800) 654-3131 (national) 
(218) 751-0063 (local)

About Bemidji, Minn.

Located in the North Woods of Minnesota, “Bemidji” is an Ojibwe word “Bay-may-ji-ga-maug” meaning “lake with cross waters,” referring to the Mississippi River which crosses Lake Bemidji. Bemidji is the first city along the river’s bank, only miles from where the mighty Mississippi River begins its 2,552 mile journey to New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico.

Bemidji’s 13,000 inhabitants enjoy being near Itasca State Park, Lake Bemidji State Park, Chippewa National Forest, and 400 fishing lakes within 25 miles. More than 500 miles of snowmobile trails and 160 km of cross-country ski trails are located in close proximity to Bemidji, making this a popular vacation destination with plenty of resorts, cabins, hotels and campgrounds for people to enjoy. In addition, Bemidji State University is home to about 6,000 students every year.

Bemidji is also known as “Curling Capital, U.S.A.,” home of the U.S. Olympic Curling Teams. In addition to the bronze Olympic medal in Torino in 2006, Bemidji has won 50 state championships and 18 national championships in curling.

Bemidji Events

Brrrmidji Polar Daze (February)
Logging Days (February)
Minnesota Finlandia Ski Marathon (February)
Dragon Boat Festival (August)


Minnesota is typical of a continental climate. The North Woods of Minnesota, where Bemidji is located, experiences the widest variety of weather in the United States. Each of the four seasons has its own distinct characteristics. Although summers are generally hot and humid, it is normal to experience rain showers, thunderstorms and cool nights. Summer temperatures average 85 F but can get down to 55 F. Winter temperatures require adequate outdoor gear, so keep that in mind while packing.

Bemidji Tourist Information Center
300 Bemidji Ave, Bemidji, Minn.
Located on the shore of Lake Bemidji next to statues of legendary Lumberjack Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. The tourist office is open year-round, displaying Paul Bunyan memorabilia and the unique Fireplace of States. Also available are maps, brochures, area information, and rest rooms.