This work is nominated for The Icelandic Literary Prize. A fascinating historical detective story in which meteorologist P. Bergthorsson combines detailed scrutiny of the Sagas with a variety of other evidence, e.g. archaeology, geography, meteorology, navigation, anthropology, botany and zoology, and his own explorations, to locate Leifur Eiriksson's Wineland. In other words, the book deals with the Viking discovery of North America in the year 1000. The author bases his work on the Vinland Sagas - the Greenlanders' Saga and Erik the Red's Saga - traces them step by step and charts the routes and resting places described in them. "The Wineland Millennium" and the theories set forth there have caused much discussion and won acclaim in Iceland.
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"Pall Bergthorsson brilliantly applies his knowledge and experience from extensive studies of climatology, oceanic currents and the natural environment to draw well-argued conclusions from these ancient texts, thereby shedding light on the sailings and discoveries of Icelandic seafarers a thousand years ago. Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, President of Iceland, in his foreword"