It can be said that Jacob Danielsen production is a testament to a people brave and resourceful struggle for existence.
Erik the Red clearly had great powers of persuasion because in 985 he set sail once more from the volcanic island leading a fleet of 25 ships on course for Greenland. Onboard were around 500 men and women, domestic animals and all the other elements required to create a new existence in a new country.
Of the 25 ships only 14 made it to their destination. Erik the Red established the chieftain's seat of power at Brattahlið - now Qassiarsuk – in Southern Greenland, whilst others continued further north to the fjord near Nuuk. The two societies were known as the east and west settlements.