Icelandic Hekla Club

A non-profit 501(c)(3) celebrating all things Icelandic, based in Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

The Icelandic Hekla Club takes its name from one of the most well-known and active volcanoes in Iceland.  Located on the south side of the island, standing at 4,882 feet above sea level, it is known to have erupted some 20 - 30 times since settlement in 874, with the most recent being February 2000.

Thank you to Hallgrímur P. Helgason of Selfoss, Iceland for the use of his photograph of Mount Hekla.

Upcoming Special Events

See the 2023 Samkoma invitation on this website at the Annual and Special Events, Samkoma webpage.  Event and raffle tickets are available through snail mail, email, or online through PayPal.

In-person meetings are held at the Danish American Center.  We will offer both in-person and Zoom meetings as we begin our 98th year.   That option may change depending upon the COVID-19 situation.

Saturday, September 17 - 10:30 am - Welcome and Organization Meeting

Saturday, October 15 - 10:30 a.m., program, 2022 Val Bjornson Scholars, Marta Harðardóttir and Steinar DeSantis

Saturday, November 19 - 10:30 a.m., program - Lorraine Jensen, Runes and Sweden Fulbright Grantee

Sunday, December 4 - in-person Jólabarnaball and Nordic Nook, Bloomington Events Center

Saturday, January 21 - 10:30 a.m., program - History and tour the Danish American Center with Tina and Rene Paulsen

Saturday, February 18 - 10:30 a.m., program - Film Give Us This Day (Íslands Þúsand Ár), facilitated by LuAnn Gunderson

Saturday, March 18 - 10:30 a.m., program Iceland Travel Tips with Guðbjorg Ann Hobbs

Sunday, April 23 - Samkoma - Keynote speaker Bergdís Ellertsdóttir, Icelandic Ambassador to the United States

Saturday, May 20 - 10:30 a.m., Annual Meeting, election of officers, determination of donations.  

November 2020 Hekla Club presentation by Guðrún Erla Gisladóttir, master quilter, teacher and author.

See additional program videos on our Recorded Meeting Presentation page. 

Become a member or renew your membership for 2022-2023. Check out the  Membership page for information and registration.

Very few of the INLNA 2023 calendar South Coast remain! 

$15 each, payment may be in person or via PayPal to

Following in the steps of several Icelandic women's groups in the area, the Icelandic Hekla Club was founded on January 30, 1925 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the oldest, continuously meeting Icelandic organization in the United States.  In 2020 it is proud to be celebrating 95 years of bringing people and Iceland together.

The Icelandic Hekla Club is organized exclusively for educational, cultural, and charitable purposes. The purposes of this corporation include, among others:

 The Icelandic Hekla Club enjoys Public Charity non-profit status 509 (a)(2) under the United States Internal Revenue Code  501(c)(3) and is open to anyone of any age or gender, regardless of ethnic origins.

Contact Icelandic Hekla Club:

Danish American Center

3030 West River Parkway

Minneapolis, MN 55406


2022 - 2023 Icelandic Hekla Club Officers and Board of Directors:

Senior Consultants: Dianne O'Konski