Help Give a Leif Erikson Bust to the Hebrides
Join LEIF on its final project: to give a 2-foot-high bust of Leif Erikson to the Hebrides, Scotland. This will complete the list of locations where the sagas say Leif visited or lived. (He was born in Iceland, which already has a Leif Erikson statue!)
According to the 13th-century Saga of Erik the Red, in the year 1000, Leif traveled to Trondheim. On the way, he visited the Hebrides, islands off the west coast of Scotland. We plan to give a bust of Leif to the community of Uig on the island of Lewis, where a Viking chess set was discovered, possibly from Trondheim. Additionally, Uig is the most likely place Vikings might have inhabited.
We’ll travel to the Hebrides August 4–14, 2018, to install the bust. The trip will include a four-day stay on the island of Lewis, plus time for individuals to travel and explore on their own.
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