of Manitoba Icelandic Collection
The University of Manitoba has a Department of Icelandic Language and Literature
unto itself. This site provides basic information on the Department's goals
and projects, as well as details about undergraduate studies and admissions.
There's also a number of related links to sites on old Icelandic poetry,
prose and folk-tales, the national library and the national dictionary -
most of which are in Icelandic.
In Norse mythology, Gimli is said to mean "paradise." Gimli, Manitoba,
was the centre of the region once known as New Iceland, where thousands
of Icelanders immigrated over the years, and where they once had their
own independent and self-governing settlement.
The definitive departure-point for all things Icelandic, both information-wise
and with lots of external links.
Importance of Being Icelandic
Another documentary filmmaker is making the personal journey of discovering
the importance of being Icelandic. Those on a similar quest are invited
to join along.
Take a tour of Iceland, either present day or way back in history. Follow
the links to find out all the details about the Icelanders "Settlement
in North America, 1873-1914": why they came and where they went.