Hrísbrú is the name of a Viking period farmstead and chiefly residence, located in the Mosfell valley of Iceland a few kilometers from Reykjavik. The site is strategically located on the slope of the northern side of the valley, where residents could see both the central valley and the coastline
The High Arctic Thule People were Experts at Living the Frozen Life
Skraeling is the word that the Norse (Viking) settlers of Greenland and the Canadian Arctic gave to their direct competition in their wanderings westward from their home countries. The Norse had nothing good to say about the people they met: skraelings means "little men" or "barbarians" in Icelandic, and in the Norse records, the skraelings are referred to as poor traders, primitive people who were easily scared off by Viking prowess…
What Evidence is there for Norse Landings in North America?
The British Museum’s first blockbuster exhibition in their new temporary exhibition gallery received plenty of publicity, mostly about the arrival of the longest Viking longship ever discovered – or at least, the 20% of its wooden frame that survives, plus a reconstruction of the rest – from Denmark. A new gallery, a giant longship, and Vikings! How could a group of Classicists resist…?