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: Feb. 21, 2020
A four-week summer program open to Icelanders with an interest in Western Icelanders* who are between the ages of 18 and 28. Learn more here.
Find the application form here
*Western Icelander is a term used for Icelanders who immigrated to North America in the mid 1800’s to mid 1900’s and their descendants.
Did You Know...?
- Between 1875 and 1915 nearly 20% of Iceland’s population emigrated from Iceland to North America
- They left Iceland due to varying factors of climate, socio-economic conditions, and 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
- +600 people have participated in the Snorri Programs in the past 20 years
Calling all Snorri Alumni!
Are you suffering from Snorri withdrawal? We have the solution.
SNORRI ALUMNI INTERNSHIP
Deadline to apply: The 2020 positions have been filled.
Check back in the fall for 2021 applications.
This is a three month internship at the Western Emigration Center in Hofsós, Iceland. Sponsored by the Canadian and American embassies in Iceland. Open to alumni from the Snorri and Snorri Plus programs. Two positions are available: 1 for a Canadian and 1 for an American. Click here to learn more.
SNORRI ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Join the Snorri Alumni Association (SAA) to stay connected to your fellow Snorris, network with other alumni, organize reunions, and keep the community strong! Open to alumni from all four programs. 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 alumni who wants to reminisce about your experience in the Snorri Program, or you are thinking of participating, and want to hear testimonials of others, there is something for everyone.
Click here to enjoy the magazine.