The Icelandic Emigration Center

The Icelandic Emigration Center was founded in 1996 and dedicated to commemorate Icelandic emigrants to North America and to promote connections between their descendants and the people of Iceland. The Center now offers four exhibits in three separate buildings, as well as a genealogical information service, library facilities and more. The exhibitions combine text, photographs and tableaux toillustrate the conditions in Iceland that influenced the decision to emigrate, the journey to the New World and the new way oflife they encountered.

Visitors also have the opportunity to consult with staff about their Icelandic ancestors, accessing information found on our database and in our library. If you are planning a journey to discover the lives of your ancestors, contact usfor assistance inidentifying family ties and making connections that will enhance your visit.

Further Information

Contact Us

Tel(+354) 455 6161

Short Distance Everywhere

Akureyri - Skagafjrur 118 km

Reykjavik - Skagafjrur 290 km

Egilsstair - Skagafjrur 383 km


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