Utah Icelanders


The Utah Icelanders are doing a great job preserving their heritage. The first Icelanders arrived in Utah on 07 September 1855. Professor Fred Woods at Brigham Young University, Utah, and Kári Bjarnason, Head of the Library of Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland, are working on the history of all 400 Icelanders that left Iceland and this important story.


Photo property of The National Museum of Iceland

This photo is of the ship, Camoens. Many Utah Icelanders left on this ship.

If you can help in any way, with pictures or documents, we kindly ask that you send emails to: Professor Woods at fred_woods@byu.edu or

Kári at kari@vestmannaeyjar.is


Icelandic Roots is a non-profit, educational, heritage organization specializing in genealogy, history & traditions of our Icelandic ancestors.

Icelandic Roots
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