The Hønen Runestone was discovered in Norderhov, Norway shortly before 1817, but it was subsequently lost.Its assessment depends on a sketch made by antiquarian L. Klüwer (1823), now also lost but in turn copied by Wilhelm Frimann Koren Christie (1838).
After sailing another two days across open sea, the expedition finds a headland with an island just offshore; nearby is a pool accessible to ships at high tide in an area where the sea is shallow with sandbanks.
) is the area of coastal North America explored by Norse Vikings, where Leif Erikson first landed in c.
1000, approximately five centuries prior to the voyages of Christopher Columbus and John Cabot.
After the exploration party returns to base, the Greenlanders decide to return home the following spring.
Thorstein, Leif's brother, marries Gudrid, widow of the captain rescued by Leif, then leads a third expedition to bring home Thorvald's body, but is driven off course and spends the whole summer wandering the Atlantic.