L'Anse aux Meadows is an archaeological site on the northernmost tip of Newfoundland. Discovered in 1960, it is the only known site of a Norse or Viking village in Canada, and in North America outside of Greenland. The UNESCO World Heritage Site highlights Viking life in North America.
According to legend Leif Erikson discovered America around year 1000. A Norse sod loghouse at L'Anse aux Meadows was discovered in 1960 now named a National Historic Site of Canada. It is a most famous site of a Norse or Viking settlement in North America outside of Greenland. It was named a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1978.
At the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula of the island of Newfoundland, the remains of an 11th-century Viking settlement are evidence of the first European presence in North America. The excavated remains of wood-framed peat-turf buildings are similar to those found in Norse Greenland and Iceland.