Glaumbaer Folk Museum

…and Back Again: A Viking Family Returns from Vinland

            While looking into the subject of Vikings in the New World, I came across a magazine article on an often untold part of the Vinland story, comprising an afterword about what happened next.

            The Vikings of the Vinland sagas are said to have stayed at most about three years and then returned home.  Eleventh century life went on, with a seeming lack of ambition for sustained colonization west of Greenland.