Grant Stefanson, director of the Icelandic day committee speaks to Katrín Jakobsdóttir and her husband Gunnar Sigvaldason.

Icelandic PM visits Icelandic settlements in North Dakota and Manitoba

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Icelandic PM Katrín Jakobsdóttir says that her recent trip to North Dakota in the US and Manitoba in Canada left her enriched with experience and that she felt a great deal of warmth from the people she met. Jakobsdóttir was there to visit the places where Icelanders settled (ca.1870- 1914).

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Iceland PM to visit Icelandic settlements in Canada and US

3 Aug Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir and her husband Gunnar Sigvaldason will be visiting Icelandic settlements in Canada and the US between August 2 and August 7.

The upper part of the costume.

19th century Icelandic costume donated to national museum from Canada

4 Sep The National Museum of Iceland received an ornate national costume as a gift from the Icelandic Canadian Club of British Columbia. The costume belonged to an Icelandic woman who emigrated to Canada at the end of the 19th century.

A memorial honouring the first Icelandic settlers in Hekla in 1873.

New website dedicated to the Western Icelanders

13 Nov 2016 Icelandic historian Jónas Þór will be opening a new website next year dedicated to the Icelanders who moved to Canada and North America. "On the website people will be able to follow the individual journeys of Icelanders, where they went, what they did." Þór has been collecting data in recent years and has set up a Karolina Fund page to fund the project.

Exchange rates

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Exchange rates

USD USD 107.67 EUR EUR 122.83
GBP GBP 137.17 DKK DKK 16.47
NOK NOK 12.71 SEK SEK 11.72
CHF CHF 108.08 JPY JPY 0.97
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.