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October 2018
Winter Night

Althing 2018

Thursday, October 11 through Sunday, October 14, 2018.
Moran State Park,
Orcas Island, WA

The Althing is an annual gathering sponsored by the Irminsul Ættir to celebrate the traditions of the Old Norse and Germanic people. The event is open to all who wish to participate in frið and goodwill. Come explore the mysteries and magic of the runes and seið, participate in rituals and rites honoring the Norse/Germanic gods, learn new skills and meet new people as we celebrate Winterfinding with traditional harvest feasting, sumble, workshops, an auction and many other activities.

This year’s event will again be held at the ELC in the Moran State Park on beautiful Orcas Island. The facilities include a modern kitchen and meeting hall as well as group cabins in a private wooded setting. Canoes are available for exploring the adjoining lake.

Classes, and special guests to be announced.

Price for the full event Thursday through Sunday is $55.00 per person. This includes meals, cabin space and activities.

Price for Friday or Saturday is $25.00. This includes meals and activities only.

Children under 16 are free when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Please note: The event will be held under a strict declaration of Frið (Peace).

Illegal activity or substances of any kind will not be tolerated.

Please note that all minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and they must be registered to attend.

There are a limited number of spaces available at the park and will be assigned on a first come/reservation basis with the exception of rooms reserved for people with medical or physical limitations. There are RV and tent camping facilities near the ELC, and many outstanding hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts near by on Orcas Island.

For more information about the park go to

NOTE•••Ferry schedule••• Please arrive at least two hours early to be able to make your scheduled ferry. The lines last year were very long.


Print and mail your completed registration form along with payment of $55 per person (for the entire event) or $25 per person per day to:

Althing 2018
c/o The Irminsul Ættir
P.O. Box 43
Renton, WA 98057-0043

You may also e-mail reservation requests to or post questions to

What to Bring

We will be providing meals: Thursday dinner and pot luck, Friday breakfast, lunch and dinner. Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast).
(Please be sure to mark all containers with your name and collect them directly after the potluck).

Alcoholic beverages are allowed on the grounds; but we expect drinking to be discreet and age appropriate. Please do not leave bottles or cans of alcoholic beverages, either empty or full, out in public places.

The site is windy and the weather variable as it is right on Puget Sound, so plan to dress accordingly. Layers are best for fast changing weather. Don't forget rainwear. FLASHLIGHTS are a MUST!

• Bedding. The beds on site do not come with bedding.
• Towels.
• Clothing (Best to dress in layers, waterproof poncho in case of rain).
• Flashlight. This is a must have item.
• Bug repellent.
• Sunscreen.
• Medications (refrigeration will be available if needed).
• Personal items.
• There will be some great workshops and classes, don't forget writing materials and your camera.
• Instruments, music or other items for activities and evening entertainment.

Event Rules

• Maintain frið, or peaceful, appropriate behavior
• No firearms, fireworks or weapons
• No illegal substances of any kind.
• Observe all federal, state and local laws, statutes and regulations. If in doubt, ask.
• No pets in any buildings due to health issues.
• Wildlife, plants and all park buildings, signs and tables and other structures are protected;
removal or damage of any kind is prohibited.
• Feeding of wildlife is prohibited.
• No fires or open flame except in authorized containers.
• Do not gather driftwood from the beaches

Please note: The event will be held under a strict declaration of Frið (Peace). ~~Illegal activity or substances of any kind will not be tolerated.

Irminsul Ăttir Last updated on Thursday, 09-Aug-2018 17:17:30 PDT.