Norwegian National League

The Norwegian National League is the place to celebrate Norwegian American traditions and connect with Scandinavian events in the Chicagoland area. 



Check our calendars for upcoming member & special events.



GREETINGS from the President!

Thank you for your interest in the Norwegian National League of Chicago (NNL). We hope our web site helps you learn more about us, our member organizations and their events; as well as the events of other Scandinavian groups in the Chicagoland area.

We are the “umbrella” organization for many of the area’s Norwegian-American organizations and sponsor scholarships and three events during the year. Our main event is the Syttende Mai (17th of May) celebration with a banquet and a parade honoring the signing of the Norwegian constitution in 1814. Additionally we have, a Leif Erikson celebration where we lay a wreath at the statue of Leif Erikson in October, and present a program as part of “Christmas Around the World” at the Museum of Science and Industry in December. Read More.



HOST A NORWEGIAN STUDENT

CHIGAGO AREA HOST FAMILIES SOUGHT: AFS is a non-profit student exchange organization that has been around for over 65 years. 2 Norwegian AFS Exchange students still need host families. Students arrivie in the Chicagoland area in August for the 2017-18 school year. Please take a look and see if there is someone in this group your family would enjoy hosting, and also help by sharing this information further into the your community through sports, school, church or other connection.
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<CLICK/TAP HERE> TO LEARN MORE AT SKJOLD LODGE'S "AFS" WEB PAGE.


***COMING EVENT HIGHLIGHTS***
Always check of calendar of member events and our calendar of a broader range of Scandinavian events and activities, but we thought we'd highlight some that are coming up soon.

APRIL - NOVEMBER, 2017 (recurring)

VISIT THE VIKING SHIP AT GOOD TEMPLAR PARK, Geneva, Illinois

The 2017 season has started! Come visit the Viking in 2017! Exhibit will be open from 1:00-4:00 PM on the following dates: April 15, May 20, June 18 (10AM-5PM), June 24-25, July 8, August 19, September 16, October 21, November 11,12 10AM-4PM. http://www.vikingship.us/



SUPPORT THE NORWEGIAN NATIONAL LEAGUE!

It's now even easier with the ability to use your Paypal account or popular credit cards. The details are on our "About Us" page.

Photo attribution: Paypal



If you have any questions...

or would like to join us in our celebration of all things Norwegian, please contact us by email.