Choose your experience.
We offer three unique and unforgettable travel opportunities that connect North Americans and Icelanders with their relatives, heritage, and identity. If you would like to: connect with relatives and make lifelong friends, learn to speak Icelandic, immerse yourself in Icelandic or Icelandic-North American culture, or travel to spectacular locations, then browse the programs below to find the one that is right for you!
Deadline to apply: January 11, 2021
A five-week summer program for North Americans of Icelandic Ancestry who are between the ages of 20 and 30.
Learn more here.
Deadline to apply: February 22, 2021
A four-week summer program for Icelanders between the ages of 20 and 30 who want to connect with people of Icelandic descent in the US and Canada.
Learn more here / English.
Lestu meira hér / íslenska.
Deadline to register: January 25, 2021
A two-week summer program for North Americans over the age of 30: individuals, couples and family groups. Participants can either be of Icelandic ancestry or have a passion for Iceland. Learn more here.
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Did You Know...?
- Between 1875 and 1915 nearly 20% of Iceland’s population emigrated from Iceland to North America.
- They left Iceland for many reasons, including the harsh climate, poor socio-economic conditions, and the devastation following the eruption of the volcano Askja.
(click here to read more about the emigration story)
- There are an estimated 250,000 people of Icelandic descent living in North America.
- Over 600 people have participated in the Snorri Programs over the past 20 years.
Calling all Snorri Alumni!
Are you suffering from Snorri withdrawal? We have the solution:
SNORRI ALUMNI INTERNSHIP
Every year the Canadian and American embassies in Iceland sponsor two alumni, one from each country, to spend the summer volunteering at the Icelandic Emigration Center in Hofsós. This opportunity is open to alumni of Snorri and Snorri Plus.
Click here to learn more.
SNORRI ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
The Snorri Alumni Association (SAA) is a communty of people who have participated in any of the Snorri Programs. Join us to network with other alumni, participate in local meet-ups, and other special events, and keep the community strong!
Click here to learn more.
20 Years of Snorri
The Snorri Program officially turned 20 in 2019! To celebrate, we put together a "20 Years of Snorri" magazine, chock-full of stories and photos that highlight the past two decades and how many lives the Snorri Program has changed in that time. Whether your are an alumn who wants to reminisce about your Snorri experience, or you're thinking of applying and want to hear testimonials from others, there is something for everyone.
Click here to enjoy the magazine.