The following is a letter from Svavar Gestsson, former Consul General in Winnipeg, Minister and Ambassador in Denmark:
We had three Snorris to dinner last night; wonderful people from Alberta and Washington State all with keen interest to learn to know about Iceland, looking forward to their stay in Iceland and have all decided to come here again and again and again. Ásta Sól´s work must be quite a thing to find places and the right families for all of them for their stay in Iceland. This is an investment in the future for Iceland.
Thank you for sending Guðrún and me three wonderdul vegetarians.
It really means a lot to the participants and the program in general that board member of both INL-Iceland and the Snorri Foundation invited the 2012 participants into their homes for dinner. Many thanks to Svavar Gestsson (INL-Iceland), Eydís Egilsdóttir (INL-Iceland), Wincie Jóhannsdóttir, Jóhann Viðar Ívarsson (both on the Snorri Foundation board), as well as Hjálmar W. Hannesson and Rögnvaldur Guðmundsson (both on the INL board).
The Snorri group is now at the University of Iceland being filmed for a Canadian documentary on ancestry during their Icelandic class :)