The Snorri Program

Although I’ve always been aware of my heritage, my Icelandic adventure really began when I participated in the Snorri Program.  If you’re interested in exploring your roots, I don’t think there’s a better opportunity out there.  There are actually two different programs; check out the basics below and follow the links to find out more.  And if anyone has a question about the program, please leave a comment on this page and I’ll be happy to answer if I can, or pass it along to someone else if I can’t.  I can’t say enough to recommend the Snorri Program and I truly hope many others will take advantage of these incredible opportunities.

The Snorri Program

Who: Canadians and Americans between the ages of 18 and 28 who are descended from Icelandic emigrants

What: a 6-week summer program, including two weeks in Reykjavík, three weeks at a home stay (preferably with relatives and in the area your Icelandic family came from), and one week traveling/sightseeing

When: June and July 2020; application deadline is in January each year

Learn more here.

The Snorri Plus Program

Who: Canadians and Americans 30 or older who either have Icelandic ancestry or are particularly interested in Iceland

What: A 2-week summer program, including a week in Reykjavík and a week traveling/sightseeing

When: August 2020; check website for application deadline

Learn more here.

3 thoughts on “The Snorri Program

  1. Pingback: The Snorri Program « Icelandic Roots

  2. Wendy Elin Johannson

    I would like to participate in the Snorri Plus program in 2020 and I want to learn to speak Icelandic. What program do you recommend?

    1. Hi Wendy! So glad to hear you’re interestedin Snorri Plus and learning Icelandic. I found you on Facebook and sent you a more detailed reply there (I don’t use this blog much any more!). Let me know if you didn’t get it.


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