Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Facts about Greenland

The first Christian church on the American continent was built in Greenland. It was Tjodhild's Church in Brattahlid in South Greenland.

The 1000th anniversary of Leif Eriksson's arrival in North America - 500 years before Columbus - took place in the year of 2000. The Norse Leif Eriksson reached Vinland (today New Foundland) in the year of 1000, sailing out from Brattahlid in South Greenland.

Greenland cruises with Hurtigruten
Thanks to Greenland Tourism & Business Council

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