Ferš til Gimli Manitoba, Október 2012

Walk to the Rock, ganga sömu leiš og Ķslendingar geršu žann dag įriš 1875, žegar žeir komu fyrst til Nżja Ķslands.

 

Myndir śr feršinni / Photos from the tour

 

Leišsögumašur / Farastjóri: Kent Lįrus Björnsson

kentb@mh.is   Upplżsinga

Gugga hjį KGB Tours ętlar aš ašstoša viš bókun.

www.kgbtours.is        kgb@kgbtours.is   Bókun

Okt 16 fly to Minneapolis direct. 6 hours

Frį Minneapolis er ekiš ķ rśma tvo tķma til Alexandria, MN.  Gist Americinn. http://www.americinn.com/hotels/mn/alexandria

Okt 17 Leggja af staš eftir morgunverš (innifallinn) Skipta bilar ķ Fargo. Hįdegismat ķ Grand Forks. Kl 12

Sólskiniš ķ Dakota. Skošunarferš um ķslensku byggšina ķ Noršur Dakota. Icelandic State Park. Hér er merkilegt byggšasafn sem minnir um margt į Įrbęjarsafn aš žvķ leyti aš hingaš hafa veriš flutt hśs hvaš nęva śr byggšinni. Ķ ašalbyggingunni er sżning į merkum munum sem varpa ljósi į mannlķfiš į įrum įšur.

Frį safninu veršur ekiš til Mountain og komiš ķ Vķkurkirkju, elstu kirkju Ķslendinga ķ Vesturheimi. Fariš til Garšar, sem er lķtiš žorp. Stephan G. Stephansson skįld settist aš ķ žessari byggš og gaf hérašinu žetta nafn. Nefndi žaš ķ höfušiš į Garšari Svavarssyni. Fariš veršur į landnįmsjörš skįldsins og minnisvarši skošašur. Enginn fer um žessa byggš įn žess aš nema stašar viš minnisvarša Kįins en hann stendur viš Thingvallakirkjugarš. Žar stóš įšur kirkja sem brann fyrir fįeinum įrum. – Kvöldveršur snęddur ķ Mountain (tķma til aš hitta fólk į svęšinu, innifallin) įšur en ekiš veršur til Winnipeg į hótel. Delta Winnipeg http://www.deltahotels.com/en/hotels/manitoba/delta-winnipeg/

Okt. 18: Skošunarferš um borgina. Mešal annars veršur fariš um hverfi Ķslendinga, fariš ķ Norręna hśsiš, fyrstu Lśtersku kirkjuna og enginn sleppir žinghśsgaršinum en žar stendur stytta af Jóni Siguršssyni. Hvernig ętli standi į žvķ?  Mun setja upp tķma til aš hitta fólk į svęšinu, kannski kaffisamkoma. Kannski borša saman, http://www.roundtablesteakhouse.ca/ ķ eign Ķslendingur.

http://www.deltahotels.com/en/hotels/manitoba/delta-winnipeg/

Okt. 19: Hvķldardagur ķ borginni. Ķ dag gefst tękifęri til aš rölta nišur aš Raušį og koma viš ķ The Forks. Žetta er sögufręgur stašur sem išar af mannlķfi alla daga. Ótal markašir, lķtil söfn, veitinga- og kaffihśs. Žį er upplagt aš fara į Manitoba Museum afskaplega athyglisvert safn, einskonar žjóšminjasafn sléttunnar. Hér er sögš saga mann- og dżralķfs sléttunnar į einkar įhugaveršan mįta. Og ekki mį gleyma verslununum. Vöruverš ķ Winnipeg er einna hagstęšast ķ öllu landinu.

http://www.deltahotels.com/en/hotels/manitoba/delta-winnipeg/

 

Okt. 20: Ķslendingaslóšir (Nżja Ķsland ferš)   Skošunarferš til Nżja Ķslands. Lagt af staš frį hóteli kl. 08:00 og ekiš til Įrborgar. Ekiš um Geysibyggš til Mikleyjar. Nś er žar žjóšgaršur sem heitir Hecla. Žaš er lķka safn ķ eynni sem vert er aš skoša. Noršarlega er Gull Harbor og žar er snoturt, lķtiš veitingahśs žar sem margur Ķslendingurinn hefur įš. Hér er gott aš fį sér hressingu.

Frį Mikley veršur fariš til Riverton. Žaš er magnaš aš standa viš gröf Guttorms J. skįlds į bökkum Ķslendingafljóts meš Sandy Bar ķ augsżn.

Afhjśpum af stytta af Sigtryggur Jónasson kl 14:00 ķ Riverton

 http://www.irhs.sagapublications.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47:sigtryggur-jonasson-statue&catid=34:icelandic-river

Hér veršur dvališ um hrķš žvķ hér er margt aš skoša. Žašan er svo ekiš til Gimli. Hér er höfušból Ķslendinga ķ Nżja Ķslandi og margt aš sjį.

Hotel in Gimli  http://www.lakeviewhotels.com/hotels.php?entry_id=3152

Okt. 21:  Morguninn frjįls, seinni partinn gangan aš ‘the rock’. Dvališ ķ Gimli

Walk to the Rock

   

The Gimli Icelandic Canadian Society and the New Iceland Heritage Museum invite you to Gimli, MB the annual “Walk to the Rock” - a walk along the shores of Lake Winnipeg to the site where the first Icelandic immigrants arrived. As you walk you get a real sense of  the challenges faced by the settlers arriving in the Canadian wilderness, in October, with only a few personal belongings and tents for shelter.  A short tribute is held on the beach at the commemorative cairn before returning to the museum to celebrate the establishment of New Iceland and perhaps more importantly to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or coffee after a nippy fall walk.

Hotel in Gimli  http://www.lakeviewhotels.com/hotels.php?entry_id=3152

Facebook link um Walk to the Rock.

 

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=199834076753748

 

 

Grein um Walk to the Rock śr Interlake Spectator 2010

 

Oct 22: Transfer to Winnipeg Airport, 15:00 departure to Toronto 2.5 hour wait, depart for KEF 21:00 lenda kl 7:00

 

 

Oct 16 fly to Minneapolis direct. 6 hours  Overnight in Alexandria Minnesota

Oct 17 Continue on to Mountain North Dakota and end in Winnipeg. Hotel in Winnipeg

Oct 18 City tour in morning, free afternoon Hotel in Winnipeg

Oct 19 Free day in Winnipeg Hotel in Winnipeg.

Oct 20 Ķslendingaslošir (Nżja Ķsland ferš)   Stay in Gimli

Oct 21  Morning free, afternoon walk to the rock!! Stay in Gimli

Oct 22 Transfer to Winnipeg Airport, 15:30 departure to Toronto

2 hour wait, depart for KEF 21:00

It is maybe possible to spend a few days in Toronto on your own before returning home.

Flight 123,000 ISK  KEF-MSP            YWG-KEF via Toronto  15:30 arrive 18:50 Toronto

Icelandair  93,000     West Jet  $245 CAD  30,000

·         Airfare 123,000 approx.

·         Hotel 50,000 approx.

·         Bus whole time 26,000 per person based on 30 people

·         Guide: Kent Lįrus Björnsson

Total 199,000 per person based on double.

 

More Information

·         Visit Icelandic settlement in North Dakota. Mountain, Gardar. Stefan G. Memorial,

KN Memorial http://www.august2nd.com/

 

·         Tour Icelandic areas of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/departments/icelandic/

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·         Gimli     http://gimli.ca/prof/default.asp

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·         Tour Nżja Ķsland; Arborg, Geysir, Hnausa, Hecla Island, Arnes, Husavik and Gimli

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Iceland

·         New Iceland Heritage Museum http://www.nihm.ca/

·         Hotel in Alexandria MN  http://www.americinn.com/hotels/mn/alexandria

 

·         Hotel in Winnipeg http://www.deltahotels.com/en/hotels/manitoba/delta-winnipeg/

 

·         Hotel in Gimli  http://www.lakeviewhotels.com/hotels.php?entry_id=3152