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Leif the Lucky @ Eiriksstadir in Haukadalur | by Guruinn
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Leif the Lucky @ Eiriksstadir in Haukadalur

Leif the Lucky found America just before the year 1000, long before Chrosopher Columbus.


Here, Leif is looking towards Amerika and in the background is a replica of his father's house in Haukadalur, where Leif grew up.


This staute of Leif the Lucky is by Nína Sæmundsdóttir and came second in a contest for a gift to Iceland celebrating Alþingi's 1000 years in 1930.

The statue that won is the one of Leifur at Skólavörðuholt in Reykjavik.

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Taken on June 16, 2012