The Icelandic Association of Chicago

Þorrablót 2013

Dear members,

The Þorrablót 2013 will be Saturday, February 16, at the Svithiod House (, located at 5518 W. Lawrence Avenue, close to the I-90/94 and accessible by public transportation. Parking is plentiful and the building is easily accessible at street level. The ballroom seats 70 guests for dinner, which sold out for the last three years, so buy your tickets early! The format will be similar to past successful years – We’ll open the house at 6 P.M., and start with a welcome punch, Gudrun-gravlax, Brennivin and rotten shark, and, new this year and for first the time in Chicago, a double smoked leg of Icelandic lamb from Mývatnssveit! We’ll serve a buffet style dinner with delicious Þorrafood, flown in from Iceland, and some traditional and less traditional dishes prepared by members.

We’ll have our famous and ever popular raffle where you can win tickets from Icelandair to the Old Country plus many more prizes from Iceland: Þúfa from Framersmarket, Truffles from Nói Síríus, Music from Skeifan, ticket to 2014 Þorrablót, to name a few. The great musician Jón Rafn Bjarnason, known as J.R. or The Raven to his English speaking audience (Rafn is on of the Icelandic names for ‘hrafn’ or ‘krummi’ (raven), will entertain us throughout the evening and make sure that everyone hits the dance floor or the stage, for a song or two :-) We’re delighted to welcome Jón Rafn to Chicago! The Raven plays the guitar; he’s published two records and entertained at Þorrablót in Orlando and Norway. Of course, the Þorra Quire will sing, as will everyone else.

Purchase your tickets today for Þorrablót 2013!

You must be a member or a guest of a member to attend Þorrablót. Here on our web site, you’ll find following links and other information:

Online Membership Form
Pay for Membership Online
Þorrablót Tickets SOLD OUT!

To be added to a waiting list in case of cancellation, contact Lena at

If you prefer, you can download the Membership form and send payment by mail to:

Lawrence O. Shaw
147 N. Buckingham Drive
Sugar Grove, IL 60554

Please note we will not sell tickets at the door.

Price of tickets:
Members: $50
Guests: $60
70 and older: $40
12-18 and Students: $40
11 and younger: Free

Membership is $20 per family or $10 per person/student.

We’re excited about our Þorrablót and look forward to a memorable Icelandic night with all of you good folks.

Skál! The Þorra-Committee