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GREAT ADVENTURERS FROM THE LAND OF GREAT ADVENTURES
 

OSLO &
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LEIF ERICSON:
VIKING DISCOVERER OF AMERICA

Viking Boat

-Leif Ericson (970?-1020?), was born in Iceland, then a Viking island outpost belonging to what would eventually become Norway. Son of outcast Norseman Eric the Red, Ericson, hearing of a forested, warmer, distant land to the west, sailed and rowed his Viking ship from a failing base colony in Greenland to landfall on what is now Labrador or Newfoundland.

 

          Recent carbon-dated evidence found in

maritime Canada support Leif Ericson’s claim to being the first European to set foot on the North American continent. And his journey occurred 1,000 years ago as many years before Columbus's journeys to the Caribbean (he never touched the North American mainland) as have passed since.

N.B.: St. Brendan’s legendary voyage from Ireland to Newfoundland 500 years before Leif Ericson has been proved possible, but not yet confirmed.

-OTHER GREAT NORWEGIAN EXPLORER/ADVENTURERS:-

FRIDTJOF
NANSEN
ROALD
AMUNDSEN
BERNT
BALCHEN
THOR
HEYERDAHL
ERLING
KAGGE
RUNE
GJELDNES
Børge
OUSLAND

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