Monday, 5 June 2017
Monday, 5 June - The Saga of Erik the Red
Erik Þorvaldsson was the father of Leif Eiríksson, who settled in Vinaland (possibly L'Anse aux Meadows).
Erik settled at Eiríksstaðir in Haukadalur in the Dalasýsla region of Iceland.. The site that was probably Erik's house has been excavated and the outline of the building can be seen in the photo above.
Close to the original site, a replica of the building has been constructed.
An interesting site with three man-made caves at Efr-Hvolshellar. There has been some dispute about the date of these caves. Originall...
A time to take a few more videos at Thingvellir. I will tidy them up later and look at incorporating them into one finshed video. Yo...
In 1104, an eruption of Mount Hekla destroyed some 20 farmsteads. One of these, at Stőng was excavated and later a reconstruction of the...