Seattle, Washington: Statue of Viking Leif Erickson

Lucky Leif has overlooked Puget Sound since 1962. He received a makeover in 2007, and now is surrounded by rune stones with plaques of the names of thousands of Scandinavian immigrants.

Address:
7001 Seaview Ave. NW, Seattle, WA
Directions:
Just south of the entry building for the Shilshole Bay Marina, in the parking lot, overlooking Puget Sound.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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Statue of Viking Leif Erickson

At the shore of Shilshole Bay in Ballard in Seattle there is a bronze statue of Leif the Lucky looking out over the Puget Sound, a body of water he never knew existed.

There is also a wooden statue of a viking that I call the Monument to the Unknown Norwegian on the side of a bank on Market street, the main drag of Ballard which is heavily Scandinavian in population. As yet we have no monuments to Irish monks in coracles but give us time.

[Rahne Kirkham, 07/15/2001]

The statue was unveiled July 17, 1962, during Norway Day at the Seattle World's Fair.


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