Some languages have words for which there is no single or defined translation. In Danish, hygge (pronounced “HOO-gah”) is one such word. It’s basically a word for enjoying life’s simple pleasures. In the winter, especially, we embrace the feeling of hygge. During this time, we seek cozy spaces and meaningful moments spent with family and friends. Hygge promotes emotional wellbeing and gives us a sense of togetherness and contentment. This feeling can happen whether we are doing something simple and ordinary or having an extraordinary winter adventure.
Cook County is celebrating its 3rd annual Hygge Festival February 8 – 14. You’ll find events to celebrate the ‘cozy season’ all along the North Shore from Tofte to Grand Portage. Live music, night skiing, dog sled tours, special dinners, artsy events, and more have been scheduled to help you embrace life’s simple pleasures.
At Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts, we’ll help you get into a hygge state of mind. Imagine a day spent enjoying winter fun: carving out the fresh powder at Lutsen Mountains, gliding along freshly groomed cross-country ski trails, or exploring a local frozen river followed by a cozy dinner at the Bluefin Grille. Afterward, curl up with a good book or jovial conversation with loved ones around a warm fire while listening to the waves of Lake Superior right outside your window.
In addition, check out the resort guided activities and entertainment available during your stay – We even have complimentary cross-country ski, snowshoes, and ice skate rentals. Indoors, you’ll enjoy upscale accommodations, fireplaces, and breathtaking views of Lake Superior. We want to make it easy for everyone to create their perfect recipe for hygge!