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Fjallkona

For Albertans of Icelandic descent, the fjallkona "women of the mountain" is a symbol of their cultural and historical links with their ancestral homeland (Iceland).

Each year, they gather on June 17th at Markerville in central Alberta to mark Iceland's National Day. At this celebration, they name a woman fjallkona as the living representation of their ties to Iceland.

Icelandic National Day

Icelandic National Day

Fjallkona

Fjallkona