Scandinavia House

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.

Scandinavia House

(The Nordic Center in America)

58 Park Avenue

(at 38th Street)

New York, NY 10016

(212) 779-3587

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Subway: 6 to 33rd Street 4, 5, 6, 7, or S to 42nd Street/Grand Central StationBus: M1, M2, M3, or M4 North on Madison Avenue M1, M2, M3, M5 South on Fifth Avenue


  • Building: Monday-Saturday, 11 am-10 pm; Sunday, 11 am-5 pm

    3rd Floor Galleries: Tuesday-Saturday, 12-6 pm; Wednesday until 7 pm
    Halldór Laxness Library: Tuesday-Friday, 12-5 pm
    The Heimbold Family Children’s Playing and Learning Center: Open to the public: Saturday, 12-5 pm; $15/child (free to ASF Members with a Playing and Learning Center pass); Open to ASF Members with a Playing and Learning Center pass: Tuesday-Friday, 10 am-5 pm
    The Shop @ Scandinavia House: Monday-Saturday, 12-6 pm; Wednesday until 7 pm; Sunday, 12-5 pm
    Smörgås Chef @ Scandinavia House: Monday-Saturday, 11 am-10 pm; Sunday, 11 am-5 pm

Get Involved With Us

  • Membership Program

    Members receive discounts on tickets to films, concerts and lectures; invitations to exhibition openings and other exclusive members-only events; access to the Heimbold Family Children’s Learning Center and the ASF’s genealogy database; and subscriptions to the ASF's informative journal, Scandinavian Review, and the newsletter SCAN.