Visit Scandinavia House

Scandinavia House in NYC. Photo by Mvarick at English Wikipedia [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in American is operated by the American-Scandinavian Foundation and serves as a center for educational and cultural outreach programs about Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.

The structure houses has a gallery, restaurant, and shop, plus performance spaces, halls, and meeting rooms which hosts a variety of films, concerts, lectures, and other events throughout the year.

Scandinavia House is located on Park Avenue, in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan, four blocks south of Grand Central Station. The address is 58 Park Avenue. See a map. The Morgan Library is nearby.

See reviews from visitors to the Scandinavia House gallery, restaurant, and shop at Yelp and TripAdvisor.


The Gallery

The Scandinavia House Gallery hosts changing exhibits by Scandinavian artists. Visit their website for information on current exhibits.

There is no admission charge to visit the gallery.


The Shop

The carries household items, jewelry, toys, and clothing of Scandinavian design, plus books, music, and specialty foods.


Smörgås Chef

The Scandinavia House restaurant, Smörgås Chef, specializes in fine Scandinavian cuisine. The menu includes a variety of Scandinavian sandwiches, salads, appetizers, entrées, and pastries. The restaurant is known for serving classic Scandinavian food in a casual setting. See reviews at Open Table.

The restaurant is located on the ground floor of Scandinavia House and serves lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.


Hours & Admission

Scandinavia House gallery and shop are free to visit. Special events such as concerts and films may charge an admission fee.

The Gallery hours are noon to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday and noon to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

The shop is open 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Smörgås Chef is open 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Please visit the Scandinavia House website to confirm hours of operation.


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