Home of Mythic Viking Discovered in Iceland

Globe News: The mystery of the wanderings of Snorri Thorfinnson may be closer to being solved with the doscovery of a perfectly-preserved tuef long house in Glaumbaer, Iceland. Snorri Thorfinnson is a mythic figure in Scandinavian history and mythology. Thought to be the first European born in the New World, Thorfinnson was a member of the family of Eric the Red. His birthplace has been discovered at l'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland, but the mystery of his travels afterward has stumped researchers ever since.

Thorfinnson, along with his mother, Gudridur Thorbjarnardottir, holds a prominent place in medieval Scandinavian manuscripts and folklore. The puzzle of his travels may have now been solved in a hayfield in northern Iceland.