Vikings: Their History and Legacy

Stora Hammars stone

Upcoming INLUS Author’s Corner: Men of Terror |  About one thousand years ago, a man named Fraði died in Sweden. His kinsmen raised a granite runestone to his memory in Denmark. The inscription tells us that Fraði was the “first among all Vikings” and that he was a “terror of men.” What did Fraði do…

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New Iceland Travel Book from Eric Newman

100 Iceland cover

UPDATE: Join us on May 2nd, 2022 for a INLUS Author’s Corner with Eric. The time is 5pm PDT/6pm MDT/7pm CDT/8pm EDT/2400 GMT.  See the INLUS Events Calendar for details. Check out INLUS Business Member Eric Newman’s (Iceland With Kids) latest book 100 Tips for Visiting Iceland.| If you’re planning to visit Iceland, the amount…

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Upcoming INLUS Author’s Corner – Iceland Wintertide With David Freese

Join us for another interesting INLUS Author’s Corner presentation on Monday, March 14. | David Freese’s photographic odyssey started with a Trilogy of North American Waters which is comprised of the books West Coast: Bering to Baja, 2012, East Coast: Arctic to Tropic, 2016, and Mississippi River: Headwaters and Heartland to Delta and Gulf, 2020. The…

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Upcoming INLUS Webinar – Chocolate & Icelandic Easter Eggs

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Join us for another interesting INLUS Webinar presentation on Monday, February 28. | From National Chocolate-Covered Cherry Day in January to National Chocolate Candy Day at the end of December, there are more than 50 “chocolate days” during the year.   Sales of chocolate for Valentine’s Day and Easter are only outdone by Halloween and Christmas. …

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Tourism in Iceland with Hey Iceland

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Submitted by INLUS Business Member Hey Iceland | We all know how the global pandemic has impacted international travel. We have had to change or postpone travel plans, focus on exploring our own countries and reevaluate travel in general. In the Summer of 2021 we were pleasantly surprised by the number of travelers who visited…

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Upcoming INLUS Webinar – Lögberg-Heimskringla

Join us for another interesting Webinar presentation on Tuesday, February 8th. | Lögberg-Heimskringla – A Mirror of Icelandic Life in North America | “We like to think of Lögberg-Heimskringla as the ‘newspaper of record’ for the Icelandic community in North America,” says its editor Stefan Jonasson. “One of the oldest ethnic newspapers on the continent, it has served…

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Kaffi Timi is Back!

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Need a break from the everyday routine?  Ready to make some new friends? The INLUS is pleased to bring back our popular Kaffi Timi online video discussion time.  Kaffi Timi provides a time to chat for an hour about anything and everything. Friday, January 21, 2022 will mark its return at 3:00 PM Eastern/ 2:00…

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Thorláksmessa, the Feast of Saint Thorlák Thorhallsson

St. Thorlak print

| By Aimee O’Connell | December 23 is a national holiday in Iceland: Thorláksmessa, the Feast of Saint Thorlák Thorhallsson, the sixth bishop of Skálholt and Iceland’s patron saint who died on this date in 1193.  With its proximity to Christmas, the holiday is usually the day when preparation finally turns to celebration, with friends…

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The Snorri Programs – Connecting Icelanders and North Americans since 1999

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INLUS Webinar When:  Monday, November 29, 2021 Time:    11:00 AM Eastern/10:00 AM Central/9:00 AM Mountain/8:00 AM Pacific Program link may be found on the INLUS Events Calendar. Many Western Icelanders have heard of the Snorri Programs, but perhaps are unaware there are actually four separate programs, three for North Americans and one for Icelanders.  All…

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Join Us for an Update from Iceland’s Ambassador to the U.S.

Bergdís Ellertsdóttir photo

We are honored to have Bergdís Ellertsdóttir update us on her role and responsibilities as Iceland’s Ambassador to the United States. Much has changed since Ambassador Ellertsdóttir talked with us in June 2020.  The Ambassador will discuss a wide range of topics and activities she has been involved with, including the impact of the pandemic,…

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