Tré Lífsins (e.The Tree of Life) is an entrepreneurial project in development offering a new alternative for ceremonies and upon ones death. Tree of Life´s ceremony hall will be non-denominational and suitable to host different kinds of ceremonies, such as namegivings, weddings or funerals.
Tree of Life will open a new, environmentally friendly crematorium where a farewell ceremony for loved ones can be hosted in Rjúpnadalur in Garðabær, north of lake Vífilsstaðavatn.
After the cremation people can choose to plant their ashes with a tree in a Memory Garden where the tree will grow up as a living memory of a loved one. Currently in Iceland, it is only legal to bury urns in cemeteries or scatter the ashes over the ocean or in the wilderness, with a special permit from the District Commissioner.
Tree of Life is not connected with any religious or humanist associations, but open for all. People can have a representative from their chosen congregation or humanist association to carry a ceremony through.