Why did the vikings call greenland greenland?
Leif Erikson went to greenland and even though greenland had so much ice on it he wanted to attract people there and called it greenland
17 people found this useful
Eric the red discovered Greenland.
Erik the Red.
Because when Erik the Red (Danish: Erik den RÃ¸de) first came back from Greenland, he wanted people to follow him to the new land. And therefore called it GreenLand (A Green… Land), to attract people.
Eric the Red in 985 sailing from Iceland Eric the Red
Although the coasts of the island are very green in the summer when they are ice-free, it may have been part of the colonization efforts by its discoverer, Erik the Red (Danis…h: Erik den RÃ¸de). After being exiled from Iceland, he returned there in 982, and called the new island Greenland, to attract potential settlers.
Some danish guy named it Greenland because it sounded good. Though some people say he called it Grundland (Groundland) and somehow it became GrÃ¸nland (Greenland)...
The year 982.
i hate mr.aldmen
No, The Vikings Are Said To Have Discovered Greenland A Long, Long Time Ago!
yes but not as long as when they where in iceland infact they died out quite early