While sailing from Iceland to Greenland, a Viking boat was blown off course to the west and reported the existence of a shadowy, unknown land. News of the sighting soon reached the Vikings in Greenland.
Leif Eriksson, the son of Erik the Red, was just as brave and curious as his father. He gathered 35 Vikings for a sea journey to learn more about this mysterious place.
With a favorable wind, the Vikings could sail from Greenland to
their settlement in North America in two weeks. In 1998, a group of
men built a replica Viking ship and attempted the voyage. It took them three months.