Leif Erikson has statues
in Iceland, Norway, Greenland, and across the United States, but
there's been one glaring omission—until now. 2013 saw the
unveiling of a new Leif
statue in the very place where he became the first European to set foot
on American shores: L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, known to Leif
As with previous statues, the Leif Erikson International Foundation
offers you a chance to be part of the memorial by
submitting your name,
along with a donation, to be inscribed on a plaque at the statue site.
Join the more than 50 donors
who have already supported the project.
LEIF has given replicas of August Werner's Leif Erikson statue to Trondheim,
Norway, where the Sagas say Leif wintered over with King Olaf Trygvasson,
and to Brattahlid, Greenland, where Erik the Red established his farm.
L’Anse aux Meadows is the site of our final statue. It looks out upon
the same seas from which Leif first reached America, more than a thousand
Unveiling ceremony at L'Anse aux Meadows, July 18, 2013.
The statue gazes out toward the Atlantic.