He was the first known European to have discovered continental North America (excluding Greenland), before Christopher Columbus (or possibly Saint Brendan). Full Screen - Add Comment - Bookmark this photo - Edit Info: Get thumbnail code to post in forum, blog or homepage New!

The new Leif Erikson Viking Ship website can be found at leiferiksonvikingship.com. Leif Erikson (also spelled Leif Eriksson, Old Norse Leifr Eiríksson), nicknamed Leif ‘the Lucky’, was a Norse Viking who is best known for arguably being the first European to have set foot on North American soil along with his crew c. 1000 CE. View the summary page for this ship!

Erikson was born in Iceland. His father was Erik the Red, who had created colonies in Greenland. Leif Erikson was a Norse explorer from Iceland. Crewmembers appear in full Viking costume, share their interests in Viking culture and their Scandinavian heritage, and practice their sailing and rowing skills. The vessel is en route to the port of Port aux Basques, and expected to arrive there on May 11, 12:30.. The current position of LEIF ERICSON is at North West Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 47.58183 N / 59.13667 W) reported 17 days ago by AIS. Leifur is probably the best known hero of Viking age Iceland, the first European to arrive in America: Leifur’s voyage to America in the year 1000 preceded the Christopher Columbus’ voyage by roughly half a The Norse explorer Leif Erikson travelled to Newfoundland hundreds of years before Christopher Columbus ‘discovered' North America. Read accounts of Icelandic explorer Leif Eriksson, the second son of Erik the Red, and possibly the first European to reach North America, on Biography.com. Leif Erikson (c. 970 – c. 1020) was a Norse explorer. Information. is one of the most famous Norse figures in North America. LEIF ERIKSON - IMO 6711974. Erikson is said to have visited North America long before anyone else in Europe did. Standing at the end of Skólavörðustígur street and in front of Hallgrímskirkja church is one of the best-known landmarks in Reykjavik, the statue of Leifur Eiríksson. His legacy lives on through many statues and even a day in his honour. Leif Erikson Viking Ship Restoration Project Representative Neill Atkins worked with the staff at Faster Solutions in Duluth to design the new website and managed the creative development. He was possibly the first European to travel to North America. The Leif Ericson Viking Ship organization solidified as a non-profit organization separate from Leif Ericson Society International (LESI) but still affliated, when it raised funds to get a new ship built. Leif Erikson (or however you choose to spell it – see note at the end!)