Native American Sailed to Europe With Vikings?

A genetic study of Icelandic natives found a genetic variation in 80 people similar to a variation found mostly in Native Americans. The genetic code was traced back to four women who lived around 1700. But the history of Iceland leads experts to believe the gene must've entered the population hundreds of years earlier. The simplest answer so far that fits the facts is that some Viking brought back a Native American wife from North America, who then bore the first Viking-American child in Iceland.
"We know that Vikings sailed to the Americas," said Agnar Helgason of deCODE Genetics and the University of Iceland, who co-wrote the study with his student Sigrídur Ebenesersdóttir and colleagues. "So all you have to do is assume … that they met some people and ended up taking at least one female back with them.

"Although it's maybe interesting and surprising, it's not all that incredible," Helgason added. "The alternative explanations to me are less likely"—for example the idea that the genetic trait might exist independently, undiscovered, in a few Europeans.

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Gryt- Uhhh ...by boat perhaps? Perhaps over the generations, the first times more or less accidentally blown over there by some storm while on fishing trips. And then when legend had it that there had to be some vast land filled with riches behind the Green Land, Leif Ericsson went there to get it?

Well at least they wouldn't have taken the airplane. That's for sure.
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Hey, Bjork doesn't look like the average Icelander you know.

Anyhoo, while Vikings had slaves they could buy or earn their freedom which is a more likely explanation of interbreeding that raping the dishwasher.
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I admit I know nothing about geneology, but this just seems like an overly complicated way to explain something.

I mean, don't the Sami people of northern Scandinavia and some tribes in northern Russia already share a genetic code with Native Americans?

Look at Björk, for example, does she look "Viking" to you?
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Same things goes with male slaves too, since they were there to service the wife while the viking husband was away. Concidering what I've read about Norse women, saying "Not tonight, I've got a headache", would usualy result in having a more painfull one.
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