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Updated: Apr 26, 2021

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 or

Kári at

Email us your questions or join the conversation on our Facebook Group.

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