In Search Of Land
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Norwegian Vikings would carry ravens on board their ships, as a vital piece of navigational equipment. When they suspected land was near, the birds would be released. Flying to a high altitude, the birds would search for land but if they could find none, would return to the vessel, telling the norsemen that that land was not nearby.
Folklore tells of Hrafna-Flóki Vilgerðarsson discovering Iceland in this way.