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The Leifssafn museum in Budardalur village in West Iceland features the Vinland Exhibit of viking and explorer Leif Ericsson.

The exhibition showcases scientifically verified tools and artifacts from the Viking Age. Leif sailed to 'Vinland' in North America, the first European to land there, nearly 500 years before Columbus.

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