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Statue of Leifur Erikkson at Eiríksstaðir

Statue of Leifur Erikkson at Eiríksstaðir

The Viking Sagas tell of Leifur Erikkson inheriting the exploration genes of his father Eirík - Leif the Lucky is thought to be the first Viking (and European) to set foot on North America, centuries before Christopher Columbus. Eiríksstaðir is where Leif is believed to have been born. Sculpture by Nina Saemundsson (early 20th century).

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