June 17: Iceland Celebrates Independence

All across Iceland, the island nation’s citizens celebrate their independence with a nationwide party. A parade in Reykjavík kicks off a day of festivities in the capital city which includes street fairs, carnival rides, brass bands and even an accordion dance party. The rest of the country celebrates national independence with a Viking festival in…

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New Summer 2024 Connect Newsletter

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The latest edition of the Connect is now available on the INLUS.org website.  (Newsletters Page Link HERE) The publication is filled with information on upcoming events, learning opportunities and a look at Snorris going East and West. Topics explored in the Connect spring issue include: The cultural exchange Snorri Program brings three Icelanders to North America…

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INLUS Webinar – Sundhnúkur Volcanic Eruptions

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The eruptions of the last two years on the Reykjanes Peninsula have captured worldwide attention with their impacts on the area’s landscape, the town of Grindavík, the Blue Lagoon and the infrastructure of the region. Geology professor Shawn Willsey will be sharing his observations from his recent research visit to the area in this June 6, 2024,…

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INLUS Webinar – Conversation with Ambassador Bergdís Ellertsdóttir

We are honored to have Bergdís Ellertsdóttir update us on her role and responsibilities as Iceland’s Ambassador to the United States. She will discuss a wide range of topics and activities she has been involved with, including current events in the world and in Iceland. Ambassador Ellertsdóttir is completing her post in Washington, DC and will be…

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INLUS Webinar – 2024 Iceland Tourism

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International travel to Iceland has dramatically increased as visitors are flocking back to Iceland. Recent volcanic activity has captured international attention and also challenged some travel and transportation availability in southwest Iceland.   Learn the latest from Iceland’s travel experts and INLUS business supporters, Hey Iceland. What are the latest conditions, the best ways to…

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Meet INLUS Business Member Fernán González

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Fernán González is one of our newest business members. He is based in Spain and teaches a variety of online language classes, including Icelandic. If you are looking for a different language approach than that offered by INLUS, then check out his offerings. He has provided more details and an exclusive discount for INLUS Members.…

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New Spring 2024 Connect Newsletter

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The latest edition of the Connect is now available on the INLUS.org website.  (Newsletters Page Link HERE) The publication is filled with information on upcoming events, learning opportunities and the May Icelandic convention in Banff, Alberta. Topics explored in the Connect spring issue include: Three Icelandic R’s: Runes, Reykjavík Rendezvous, and a Ring Road Rondeau. A…

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INLUS January 18, 2024 Webinar–Meet the U.S. Embassy Reykjavik Team

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“What do I do when I lose my passport in Iceland?” “Can I work in Iceland?” “What business priorities are the embassy focused on?” “What is an Arctic Watcher?” “What is it like to work at an embassy?” These and many other questions will be answered when you meet the leadership team at the United…

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INLUS January 10, 2024 Webinar–The Njal’s Saga Tapestry

Claudia Pétursson will share the remarkable story of the Njal’s Saga Tapestry project in the first INLUS webinar of 2024, on Wednesday, January 10. Her presentation will take the viewer through the creative process and include a glimpse into the future of this amazing effort. Hvolsvöllur, Iceland, is a small town 85 miles outside of…

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Happy Holidays

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As another year comes to a close, we send greetings and heartfelt thanks to all our members, donors and friends. We look forward to seeing you, in person or online, at one of our events in 2024. Gleðilega hátið!  

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