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Welcome to LEIF

Submit an Immigrant's Name
There are now 2,276 names of Nordic immigrants at Seattle's Leif Erikson Plaza—but there is still room for more. We plan to install several small plaques (100 names or fewer) on the 14th stone. Submit your names now for the next plaque. (We anticipate installing the first plaque by May 17, 2015.)

Chris Jones, Board Member of Seattle’s Swedish Club, visits the Leif Erikson statue at the Vinland site: L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, where Leif first set foot on American shores.

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Two New Stones at Vinland
Two stones from Iceland are being installed at the site of the statue in L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, near Leif Erikson's Vinland settlement. Photos will be added here as soon as the installation is complete. Names of Nordic clubs from across North America will be added to the plaques on the stones.

Ship the Hard Way
A team in Tønsberg, Norway, is building
a replica of the ancient Oseberg Viking
discovered there in 1904—using only manual power and exact copies of Viking tools. It sounds like a boat Leif Erikson could be proud of.

Who We Are
LEIF is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the study, education, and promotion of Leif Erikson as the first recorded European to come to America, and of Scandinavian culture and connections between Scandinavians and Americans.

Leif Erikson International Foundation
206-778-1081 •
2245 NW 57th, Seattle, WA 98107