ICCE is seeking Alberta’s next Fjallkóna


Every third year Edmonton has the honor of selecting a person who will represent the Icelandic clubs of Alberta, as Fjallkona. This person is selected based on their involvement with and promotion of the Icelandic community and more importantly, the Icelandic Canadian Club of Edmonton (ICCE).

The ICCE Board is seeking nominations for a person who has been involved with the club; promoting our heritage and culture; helping out with events; participating in workshops and/or supporting the Board in some manner.

The Fjallkona will be crowned on June 17, 2018, Iceland’s Independence Day. They may be asked to attend functions in Calgary and Markerville so some travel is involved. The Fjallkona may be asked to do some public speaking and talk about their journey of discovery of the Canadian – Icelandic culture.

If you know someone you would like to nominate please send the information, including a brief description of the person to Donna Crozier, President ICCE at donnagc@datacardalberta.com. The ICCE Board will make selection and announcement of the 2018-2019 Fjallkona following the March Board meeting.

Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2018

About Us


The modern Icelandic flag came into existence in 1915.   For Icelanders it is like a vision of their country’s landscape.  Of the three colors of the flag, the deep blue signifies the ocean, the red the fire and the white the ice.   The cross symbolizes the Christian faith, millennium. In the sign of the cross, the colors of the Icelandic flag united in a harmonious triad.

The Icelandic Canadian Club of Edmonton

Edmonton’s original Icelandic Club was organized in 1934 and operated under the name Icelandic Society of Edmonton from 1976 to 2005.  It is the Norđurljós (Northern Lights) chapter of the Icelandic National League. It strives to keep Icelandic cultural heritage alive through a newsletter, invited speakers and musicians. Traditional functions include a fall supper (Leif Eiriksson Day), Christmas party, Thorrablót (Þorrablót) in February, and an annual Alberta Icelandic Picnic (l’slendingamót) in June. The picnic is held in Markerville, home of the famous Icelandic Canadian poet Stephan G. Stephansson. The nearby Stephansson House is a fully staffed provincial historic site.   Icelandic food is sold in the Kaffistofa (coffee shop) in the old Creamery, another historic site. Thorrablót (Þorrablót) is an annual dinner and dance event where favorite Icelandic foods and special entertainers are featured.

For club membership and information, please email info@iccedm.org