Norse Vikings – Arrived

L’Anse aux Meadows– Very historic site to see. We walked up the steep rocky hill to the Museum. We realized in 1000AD Norse seafarers established a base here. They relied on their wooden boats to withstand the pounding North Atlantic. They carried heavy cargo to Greenland and Iceland. Eventually they came to Newfoundland.

Anne Stine and Helge Ingstad from Norway, they rediscovered the history of American Vikings.

Viking Museum

The Snorri – Sails were woven of wool and the rigging was horsetail and walrus- hide rope. The acidic bog soil here preserved discarded wood over 3000 years. Wood was important for Aboriginals and essential to the Norse from Greenland.

Gokstad Ship AD 900 found in a burial mound in Norway. Historians think it may have a Royal Owner.


  1. So incredible how they managed to cross the ocean on relatively tiny boats. This place is on the bucket list, and this post has just bumped it up further. Thank you for the vicarious tour.

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  2. I’ve heard good things about L’Anse aux Meadows, and I’m glad you got to check it out! Definitely a lovely place for views, as well as learning about Norse history; it’s incredible just far the settlers traveled from Europe to North America!

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