Help Give a Leif Erikson Bust to the Hebrides

Join LEIF on its final project: to give a 2-foot-high bust of Leif Erikson to the Hebrides, Scotland. This will complete 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. We plan to give a 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.

We’ll travel to the Hebrides August 4–14, 2018, to install the bust. The trip will include a four-day stay on the island of Lewis, plus time for individuals to travel and explore on their own.

You can become involved by:
  • joining our trip to Scotland, August 4–14
    (email for more information)
  • supporting our final project to give a bust of Leif Erikson to the Hebrides
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 planned for 2018. Thank you for your earlier support and interest in these projects. We hope you will remain engaged through our final effort.

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