Destination of the Day

Sunday October 4, 2020

Norwegian/Finnish Connections

Join in a Nordic Worship Service hosted by the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church in Minneapolis, then check out the offerings of Oslo’s Nobel Peace Center before enhancing  your concert experience with Duo Ihana; kids can learn about the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai. 

The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church

Who Are We?

It was 1922 when Norwegian immigrants, wishing to worship in their own native language founded  Den Norske Lutherske Mindekirke – known by everyone today as Mindekirken.     Mindekirken is still a home for Norwegians and all those interested in experiencing the rich cultural heritage Mindekirken has to offer!    Visitors from Norway come to Mindekirken for worship as they do in Norway and a good visit over a strong cup of coffee!

Mindekirken enjoys a rich cultural experience – through language, music, arts and food.  The church serves as a link between the Midwest and Norway.   Mindekirken is honored to have His Majesty King Harald V as our patron.

For Kids:


Leif Eriksson International Festival is this year presented through recorded videos, ZOOM meetings, and other online tools. While we won’t be greeting each other in person, we do want to stay connected with you!

It is vital to support the festival. We are making a special appeal to you to donate on our website by clicking on the Donate button below or you can mail your donation to Leif Eriksson International Festival, Attn: Mindekirken, 924 E 21st St, Minneapolis, MN 55404.  Please make the check payable to Leif Eriksson International Festival.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation at this unprecedented time. We hope you are staying healthy and safe.