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Icelandic Media Room

The Icelandic Media Roomis available for students in the Icelandic program. 

A table with 4 chairs and a computer space are available for use. This space can be booked for day use, 9-16 on weekdays. Only one group will be booked each day to ensure proper sanitation between groups.

Bookings can be made via email Please include the names of the group members and the Icelandic department classes attended. 

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The Department of Icelandic and Icelandic Special Collections

News and new additions to the Icelandic Collection

Welcome to the new LibGuide for our Icelandic Special Collections here at the University of Manitoba. Here you can find links to electronic resources for both research and learning Icelandic. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Below are the most recent additions to our physical book collection, updated daily.The physical collection currently includes 28443 items, 27757 of which are circulating and 25518 are available through interlibrary loan. 

Nearly 5000 archival records unique linked to the local Icelandic community are listed under the archives tab above.



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Upcoming Events

Valhalla in Manitoba

September 21, 8:00am to 6:30pm
A Full Day Trip to New Iceland, Organized by The Icelandic Department
The Icelandic Department will cover students’ transportation on a charter bus, lunch, and the fees at the
New Iceland Heritage Museum including admission and the guided tour of the Viking Park in Gimli.
Students may bring guests,
but you must RSVP by emailing the instructor by September 14

8:00 - 8:30 Bus will pick up participants. See the Winnipeg charter bus company Beaver Bus

10:00 - 10:30 Stop by the White Rock Monument on Willow Point Island, commemorating 1875.

10:30-12:00 Guided Tour of The New Iceland Heritage Museum (introduced by Julianna Roberts and Elva Simundsson, taking 1 hour) and of the Viking Park (around half an hour)

12:00-1:00 Lunch at Brennivins Pizza Hüs

1:00 - 1:45 Ryan Eyford. TheLady of the Lake Theatre,The New Iceland Heritage Museum
“A connection between nineteenth century Icelandic immigration to Manitoba and Old Norse
Mythology: The family that brought the Melsted Edda to New Iceland in 1876.”

2:00 - 2:45 Stefan Jonasson. The Lady of the Lake Theatre, The New Iceland Heritage Museum
“Placenames, publications, and poets drawing on Old Norse Mythology in the Canadian West.”

2:45 - 3:00. Exit through the Gift Shop - Gather for Departure from the Museum at 3:00.

3:00 - 3:45 Gimli to Riverton, via Valhalla. Brief stop for photography on Valhalla Beach Road.

4:00 - 4:45 Nelson Gerrard. The Historic Icelandic-Canadian House, Engimýri
“The Invisible Landscape of Local History in Riverton (Rural Municipality of Bifrost), Manitoba.”

5:00 - 6:30 Bus from Riverton to Winnipeg, possibly stopping by the Arborg Marker on the way
(it is close to Riverton).

Participants would be dropped off at their pickup locations in early evening.

Local Icelandic Groups and Projects of Interest

News from Iceland

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Icelandic Special Collections and Rare Books Librarian

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Katrin Nielsdottir
330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library
25 Chancellor’s Circle
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 2N2
Subjects: Icelandic