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EAST ICELAND EMIGRATION CENTER, Vopnafjordur

Region: East Iceland
Coordinates: 65.7462° N 14.8614° W

The East Iceland Emigration Center is located at Kaupvangur Cultural Center.

The East Iceland Emigration Center is an organization of volunteers interested in re-establishing contact with the descendants of the people who left East and Northeast Iceland (primarily Vopnafjörður, North- and South-Múlasýsla, Þistilfjörður) after the eruption of Askja in 1875.

Opening hours:
Monday, Thursday and Saturday: 10-17
Other times: We will gladly meet visitors upon request

This summer’s exhibit: “Sails, Rails, Rivers and Trails” – “Sigld, gengið, riðið og rúllað í lest” is open from May 25 until the end of August. The subject is the journey of the emigrants – how did they get from Iceland to North America, not to mention Brazil? Visitors are invited to experience this journey for themselves – in the form of images and text focusing on the ships, the trains, even larger ships over the Atlantic, and again the trains, wagons and even by walking as they made their way to Curitiba, Utah, Minnesota, North Dakota, Manitoba and north to New Iceland.

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