magicrebelshop: Little history! The Vikings d…

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Little history! The Vikings discovered America most likely by accident. According to the Icelandic sagas, in 985 AD a Viking fleet lead by a merchant named Bjarni Herjolfsson was blown off course while sailing from Iceland to Greenland. A few days later they spotted the North American coastline. Bjarni was not interested in exploring the new land and promptly sailed back to Greenland. Back in Greenland Bjarni informed his fellow Vikings, including Leif Ericson, of the new land he had spotted. #vikings #viking #vikinghistory #norse #skandinavia #magicrebel #magicrebelshop