Greenland: Foundation, Fame and Fate of the Viking Settlements
Viking heroes like Erik the Red and his son and discoverer of Vinland, Leif Erikson, are larger than life characters made famous through the pages of Icelandic sagas. The expeditions of Norse navigators and their founding of remote colonies are epic tales of courage and resourcefulness. The effects of climate change impacted their world as the Little Ice Age replaced the Medieval Warm Period. Today, as ice melts, more Viking archaeological sites are being revealed and the current residents of Greenland are opening their doors to visitors eager to discover the reality of the Viking tales.