Submitting Campus

Daytona Beach

Student Status



Study Abroad

Advisor Name

Dr. Kelly George

Second Advisor Name

Wes Lewis


The purpose of this research is to investigate the lasting impacts the Norse settlers had on Iceland’s environment and people. While in Iceland, a field journal was kept to record observations and notes. An interview was conducted on the various ways Vikings have left their mark on Iceland with the group's tour guide. It was discovered the Norse settlers’ deforestation of Iceland was the tipping point for the environment. Without the birch forests and other plants, the soil became loose and vulnerable to the strong winds of Iceland. Despite the Vikings’ role in the environment, it was observed that Icelanders are very proud of their Norse heritage.

Document Type

Undergraduate Research