Nordic Spirit Classics Second Friday Series – Friday, March 11

A classic from the 2015 Nordic Spirit Symposium Iceland: Land of Fire, Ice and Vikings

1000 Year History of Iceland in One Hour
From Viking Settlement to Recent Times

By Dr. Elisabeth Ward

A fascinating thousand-year history of Iceland, Land of Fire, Ice, Vikings, Icelandic Horses, Puffins and much more, is ably described by Dr. Elisabeth Ward.

Dr. Ward is of Icelandic heritage. She was co-curator of the traveling Viking Millennium Exhibition assembled by the Smithsonian and co-editor of the companion book, Vikings: the North Atlantic Saga. She has been director of exhibitions for a museum in Iceland, director of the Scandinavian Cultural Center at Pacific Lutheran University, and currently is director of the Los Altos History Museum in California.


The annual Nordic Spirit Symposium is co-sponsored by California Lutheran University, made possible by grants from the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation and Norway House Foundation in San Francisco.

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