The Nordic Center in America
Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America, the leading center for Nordic culture in the United States, offers a wide range of of programs that illuminate the culture and vitality of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Scandinavia House offerings include diverse exhibitions and film series, as well as concerts and other performances, readings, lectures, symposia, language courses, and children’s activities. Designed by the internationally renowned Polshek Partnership Architects (now Ennead Architects) and inaugurated in October 2000, Scandinavia House is the headquarters of The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) and the site of ASF’s cultural and educational programming.
Group tours of exhibitions are offered to school groups when appropriate.
- ADA Compliant Restrooms
- Disability Access
- Gift Shops
- On-Site Food
- Reference Center
- Space Rental
Books and music; Scandinavian-designed objects: imported crystal, jewelry, toys, clothing, kitchenware and specialty foods. Open Mon-Sat 12-6 pm (Wed until 7 pm); Sun 12-5 pm.
A thick birch tree is installed in the center of Smorgas Chef @ Scandinavia House on the first floor. Call (212) 847-9745. Open Mon-Fri 9 am-10 pm; Sat 11 am-10 pm; Sun 11 am-5 pm.
The Halldór Laxness Library, named in honor of the 1955 Nobel Laureate, maintains a collection of novels by Scandinavian writers, research travel destinations, and Nordic newspapers and magazines.