LEIF Gives a Bust to the Hebrides

It's not too late to join LEIF on its final project: presenting a 2-foot-high bust of Leif Erikson to the Hebrides, Scotland. Unveiled in August 2018, the bust completes the list of locations where the sagas say Leif visited or lived. (He was born in Iceland, which already has a Leif Erikson statue!)

According to the 13th-century Saga of Erik the Red, in the year 1000, Leif traveled to Trondheim. On the way, he visited the Hebrides, islands off the west coast of Scotland. LEIF has donated this bust of Leif to the community of Uig on the island of Lewis, where a Viking chess set was discovered, possibly from Trondheim. Additionally, Uig is the most likely place Vikings might have inhabited.

You can become involved by supporting this project through your donations. We have enjoyed the friends we’ve made through this effort, from the work on the Trondheim statue starting in 1994 through this final gift to the Hebrides in 2018. Thank you for your support and interest in these projects. We hope you will remain engaged with LEIF.

Leif Erikson International Foundation
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2245 NW 57th, Seattle, WA 98107