Karlsefni’s and Gudrid’s Expedition in “The Sagas of the Greenlanders”

Chapter 6



The discussion of a voyage to Vinland continued as before, and people strongly urged Karlsefni to make the journey, Gudrid among them. Once he had decided to make the journey he hired himself a crew of sixty men and five women.

Karlsefni and his crew made an agreement that anything of value they obtained would be divided equally among them. They took all sorts of livestock with them, for they intended to settle in the country if they could. [...]

Source: Keneva Kunz, trans., "[Karlsefni and Gudrid's expedition in] The Saga of the Greenlanders" in The Sagas of Icelanders: A Selection, preface by Jane Smiley, introduction by Robert Kellogg, New York, London, Victoria (Australia), Toronto, Auckland (: The Penguin Group, 2000), 636-652.

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