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Our Mission

Icelandic Roots, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich tapestry of Icelandic heritage. With a mission rooted in education, the organization aims to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of Iceland's history, culture, and people, both within North America and across the globe.

At the heart of Icelandic Roots lies a commitment to educate, inspire, preserve, and keep connections strong. The organization strives to illuminate the fascinating history of Iceland, from its Viking origins to its modern identity. Through educational programs, lectures, and publications, Icelandic Roots empowers individuals to delve into the stories of their ancestors, explore the intricacies of the Icelandic language, and immerse themselves in the vibrant traditions and literature of this unique island nation.


The genealogy team actively works to safeguard valuable historical documents and records, making them accessible for genealogical research and historical exploration. This commitment ensures that the stories, photos, and documents of past generations are preserved and passed down, fostering a sense of connection across time and generations.

Recognizing the importance of fostering community, Icelandic Roots actively works to strengthen the bonds between Icelanders and those of Icelandic descent in North America. Our 'Cousins Across the Ocean' project is a testament to this commitment, connecting individuals across continents and building bridges through shared heritage.

Icelandic Roots continues to evolve, embracing innovative approaches to achieve its goals. By leveraging technology, Icelandic Roots will continue to connect individuals with their Icelandic roots, making the Icelandic story come alive with more accessible and engaging ways to discover your family's unique story.

Through its unwavering dedication to education, preservation, and connection, Icelandic Roots plays a crucial role in keeping the flame of Icelandic heritage burning bright. The organization serves as a vital resource for individuals seeking to explore their heritage, discover their connection to Iceland, and celebrate the enduring legacy of this remarkable nation with an All-Access Membership. Samkoma Memberships are available for all - even those who are not Icelandic but want to connect with Iceland and it's people.

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