Our Story

The Lefse House is located in beautiful downtown Camrose, Alberta.  It was originally established in 1989 by Scandinavian entrepreneur Helen Lien.  In June 2002, Bernell Odegard bought the bakery and continued the wholesome and authentic baking, using all natural ingredients with no additives.  Now, together with his wife Linda, daughter, Jane, and many long-time staff members, the shop produces favourite items from Scandinavian recipes including lefse, flatbread, rosettes, fattigmann and krumkake.  

Being of Norwegian heritage, Bernell serves strong, tasty Norwegian coffee. The Lefse House has become a favourite spot for lunch and coffee breaks. We offer a little taste of Scandinavia from our Scandinavian lunch menu to our Scandinavian sweets (Danish kringle and sandbakkles with real lemon butter are favourites). 

Wanting to preserve and promote the Scandinavian culture,  The Lefse House includes a gift area which proudly displays cultural gifts and personal items typical of the Scandinavian countries.  From Norwegian rosemaling and traditional baking equipment to books of Scandinavian humour, there is lots from which to choose a  gift or a memorable present for special occasions, or to liven up a gathering with some Scandinavian humour or novelty items.

You can make your own lefse the old-fashioned way in your own kitchen using special baking equipment available from our Baking Equipment.  Our knowledgeable staff can give you helpful hints to make your baking a success.

The Lefse House supplies some of our products at select Sobeys, Co-ops, and other delicatessens around Alberta. See our listings of locations for more details.

We have been recognized by the Norwegian embassy of Canada in preserving our heritage and many other Scandinavian organizations throughout Alberta.  We  have even shipped a gift item or two to Norway.  We ship our products from coast to coast during the holiday season and are always looking at different opportunities to share the love of lefse!  Recently we were featured in the Westjet magazine as a "top trending Nordic Flavours" bakery, along with places from New York City, Los Angeles, Portland and Toronto.  What an honour it is to stand with other Scandinavian venues!

Come and join us! The coffee is always on!