HHF believes its mission is all about the people who blended their Scandinavian heritage with American ideas, who honor that heritage by creating and attending the international Norsk Høstfest festival and visiting the Scandinavian Heritage Park in Minot, North Dakota, and who join with others from throughout the world in honoring and celebrating the culture and heritage of the Scandinavian people of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

This belief is fundamental to HHF’s mission and reflects a set of values that guide all of our activities:

EXCELLENCE – We strive for the highest standards in all programs, events and services

INTEGRITY – We are a trusted organization demonstrating honesty and fairness in all relationships with volunteers, visitors and donors.

PASSION – We are committed to the principles of the inclusiveness and respect in all out endeavors.

INNOVATION – We are forward thinking and proactive in seeking out opportunities in furtherance of our mission.

WISDOM – We apply knowledge of Scandinavian heritage past and present to make sound decisions.

PARTNERSHIPS – We are most effective when working in cooperation with others.

Learn more at Your Legacy


Visit the official Hostfest site
Visit the Scandinavian Heritage Association site
Visit the Scandinavian Hall of Fame site