- Question 1
- The first person of
Icelandic ancestry to discover Canada was Sigtryggur Jonasson.
Icelander Eric the Red discovered the continent of North America and
established the settlement of Greenland in 985 AD. In 986 AD, Fjarni
Herjolfsson made the first known sighting of the northeast coast of
Canada by Europeans. Sigtryggur Jonasson arrived from Iceland to Quebec
City in 1872. He later led a delegation to find a permanent settlement
for Icelandic immigrants and became known as the Father of New Iceland.