Scholars generally agree that Bjarni sighted Newfoundland, Labrador and Baffin Island, though some argue that he strayed as far south as Maine. A few years later LEIF ERICSSON bought Bjarni's ship and rediscovered the new lands, which he named Helluland, Markland and Vinland.
Author JOHN PARSONS
Links to Other Sites
The Norse in the North Atlantic
About early Viking voyages to North America. Includes photos of L'anse aux Meadows. A Memorial University of Newfoundland website.
Watch the Heritage Minute about evidence of Viking visits to Canadian territory from the Historica-Dominion Institute. See also related online learning resources.
L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
The Parks Canada site for L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland, the only authenticated Viking settlement in North America. Also includes information about historic Aboriginal settlements.