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Disko Bay, Greenland


Emma Groeneveld
by Algkalv
published on 29 March 2018
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Icebergs in Disko Bay, Greenland, as seen from aboard a ship. The Disko Bay area was the place where Vikings living in Greenland came on summer hunting trips to hunt narwhals, walrus and even polar bears for ivory and skins - valuable Arctic commodities. Norse Vikings were present in Greenland in two settlements - the Eastern and the Western Settlement - between c. 985-1450 CE.

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