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Hygge Festival

February 5 - February 14

Kids by Fireplace, Hygge Festival

Hygge Festival

We Hygge, do you?

The Danish concept of “hygge” (pronounced hoo-gah) has been around for a long time. It refers to the ritual of embracing life’s simple pleasures. Feeling relaxed, cozy and surrounded by the warmth of family, friends, community and fire all encompass the idea of hygge. Local business have gathered together to celebrated this ritual, and Cook County, Minnesota is the perfect background.

Special Hygge Lodging Offerings:

  • 2/7/21 – 2/12/21 Hygge Sampler Packages at Gunflint Lodge
    This perfect package hits all the best winter has to offer!  We took our favorite activities and made it so you could try a little bit of everything here at Gunflint Lodge.  Activities included are a Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Guided Day Trip and Gunflint Lake ATV Tour. Every cabin features a gas fireplace or wood fireplace. Also featured are free rentals to guests of Gunflint Lodge for cross country skis, snowshoes, and ice skates! 
  • Ice Fishing Adventure Packages at Gunflint Lodge
    It’s tough to beat ice fishing on Gunflint Lake if you’re looking for trophy Lake Trout. We’ll set you up with a portable shelter, ice auger, heater, plus pointers to help you find the best spots on the lake for fishing (please bring your own rods, reels and tackle). And when you come back in with your catch, we’ll help you fillet it and cook it up for you as appetizers with your dinner. Once you’re back inside, you can warm up in front of the fireplace in your cabin, or with a sauna or soak in your private spa tub, then join us for dinner in front of the fireplace at Justine’s. Guests of the lodge also get access to free cross country ski, snowshoe, and ice skating rentals. 

2021 Hygge Happenings & Activities: 

  • Daily – Specially curated Hygge Themed Menu Items available at Blue Water Cafe
    Fill up your belly with Belgian Waffles, Apple-Carmel Roll-Ups, and more. 
  • Daily – Fiber Week at North House Folk School turns into Fiber February in 2021
    Offering an array of exciting online coursework as well as online webinars and other fun ways to engage. There will be something for everyone as we explore craft traditions from skinfell to knitting, felting to sprang!
  • Tuesday 2/9 at 2 pm and Thursday 2/11 at 2 pm – Mellow Snowshoe Hikes with Lake Superior Trading Post
    Pre-registration suggested for those needing to borrow snowshoes (limited supply). Call for more info (218) 387-2020 $5 Suggested Donation benefits the Cook County Food Shelf. Event will be socially distanced and COVID-safe.


And don’t forget you can participate from afar by showing us your #SocksAppeal! Take pictures of how you warm up your tootsies in the winter and tag us @DoNorthMN on Facebook and Instagram.


Murray the Moose, everyone’s favorite mascot, sure knows how to Hygge! 


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