Iceland Independence Day

Iceland and USA flagsRobert Frost once said, “Freedom lies in being bold.”   After years of effort and struggle, the Icelandic people boldly achieved full independence from Denmark 76 years ago on June 17, 1944.   What a celebration that was and what strides the free country of Iceland has made since then.

June 17, 2020 also marks the 1st anniversary of the Icelandic National League of the United States (INLUS).   Conceived over the years with some boldness, we took flight and proudly celebrate our first year of accomplishments.   We’re proud of the programs we’ve sponsored, the funds we’ve donated to local causes and the partnerships we’ve created with individual and family members, Icelandic organizations and business supporters.

We invite everyone to lift a glass to the country and people of Iceland today.    We encourage all those who appreciate all things Icelandic, living in the United States or elsewhere, to consider becoming a part of our family by becoming a member of the INLUS.   Check out our newly enhanced website at to learn more about what we stand for, what we are doing, and where we are headed.

Also check out a few upcoming events on our new calendar:

17 June – Iceland Independence Day Is Going Virtual – Icelandic Club of Greater Seattle (online)

17 June – Oregon Midsummer Festival – Lecture: Our Icelandic Roots by Sunna Furstenau (online)

25 June – INLUS Webinar – Conversation with Ambassador Bergdís Ellertsdóttir (online)