Velkommen til LEIF
Welcome to LEIF

Meet Prof. Rolf Grankvist
Norwegian historian Rolf Grankvist, professor emeritus at the University of Trondheim, was the inspiration for starting LEIF's first statue project, 21 years ago. He spoke in Seattle on Leif Erikson Day 2014, and again at the 17th of May Festival in 2015. We've published his speeches on our site, because they do an excellent job of articulating the historical, political, and social contexts for our work.

Rolf Grankvist
How do our statues fit into the story of Leif Erikson—and Norwegian history? Prof. Rolf Grankvist has some thoughts.
New Names
On Nov. 8, we unveiled 75 immigrant names at Seattle's Leif Erikson Plaza, bringing the total to 2,351. There is still room for more names. Submit your names now for the next plaque.

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answers to frequently asked questions.

Get a Piece of the Rock
When August Werner designed his Leif Erikson statue, he also made a series of busts. We now have the opportunity to cast a new series of those busts from Prof. Werner's original form. They'll be available in bronze, resin, or plaster, and will be 18 inches tall. For more details, see our recent newsletter.

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