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Leifsbudir (or Leifsbuðir) was a settlement, mentioned in the Greenland Saga, founded by Leif Eriksson in 1000 or 1001 in Vinland. It was thus the first European settlement in North America.

Later, 160 Greenlanders, including 16 women, established themselves there under the leadership of Thorfinn Karlsefnis. The Norsemen came into contact with the local Skrælings, and the settlers were forced to abandon Leifsbudir and return to Greenland.

Leifsbudir is now believed to have been located at L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland. It would add the same - the Vinland promontory - on the Skálholt card.

See also

  • Straumfjord

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