Velkommen til LEIF
Welcome to LEIF
Submit an Immigrant's Name
There are now
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.
frequently asked questions
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
discovered there in 1904—using only manual power and exact
copies of Viking tools. It sounds like a boat
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
2245 NW 57th, Seattle, WA 98107