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 email@example.com. Please include the names of the group members and the Icelandic department classes attended.
Nearly 5000 archival records unique linked to the local Icelandic community are listed under the archives tab above.
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.