Seattle has been a sister city to Reykjavik since 1986. It's not surprising that in the United states, more folks from Iceland live here in Seattle than anywhere else in the country. Ballard is home to the Nordic Heritage Museum which showcases the close Northwestern ties between Iceland and Seattle. For more information, plead visit: https://www.myballard.com/2021/01/08/national-nordics-new-virtual-exhibit-features-experimental-selfies-from-seattle-high-schoolers/
Seattle-Reykjavik SCA Adam Allan-Spencer
Are you considering moving to Seattle, Washington? If so, we'll always be on hand to help you find the perfect Seattle area home. For Greater Seattle Real Estate please contact us at: Brian@SeattleHome.com or call us at any time at 206-431-5900. If owning a home in Reykavik, Iceland is on your short list, then please contact:
My name is Pall Palsson and I am a licenced Real Estate Agent in Iceland. I have over 6 years experience in the Icelandic property market and another 6 years in the spanish property market. I have helped investors from over 12 different countries to invest in property or businesses in Iceland. Average property prices have increased by 70% over the last 5 year and 45% in the last 3 years and the outlook is very good going forward. If you are looking for Realtor in Iceland or any other information about the property market feel free to contact me or my team.
Sister City since 1986
The sister city agreement between Seattle and Reykjavik was signed in 1986, the year of Reykjavik's bicentennial anniversary. Seattle has the largest Icelandic community in the United States and cultural and educational exchanges have taken place for many years. The association helped sponsor two Icelandic artists at Pacific Lutheran University and participated in the completion of the Icelandic Room at the Nordic Heritage Museum. In 1987 there was a Seattle delegation trip to Reykjavik and in 1990 the association participated in the ceremony for the delivery of the first Boeing 767 to Iceland.
Reykjavik has a population of 120,000. It is the northernmost metropolis in the world and the main port and capital of Iceland. In Icelandic, Reykjavik means "Smoky Bay," so-called by Norse settlers because of the steam rising from thermal springs which today provides heat and hot water for homes and buildings. Its chief exports are fish and fish products. Reykjavik has all the amenities of a modern city but maintains "old country" hospitality. Located at the edge of Faxa Bay and surrounded by snowcapped mountains, there is easy access to skiing and salmon fishing. The University of Iceland's Arni Magnusson Institute contains priceless manuscripts describing early settlement.