Markland ("Forest Land") is the name of one of three lands on North America's Atlantic shore discovered by Leif Eriksson around 1000. It was located south of Helluland and north of Vinland. Although it was never recorded to be settled by Norsemen, there were probably a number of later expeditions from Greenland to gather timber. Markland has been suggested to have been part of the Labrador coast in Canada, as Labrador lies in the heavily forested taiga region of the Northern Hemisphere north of Newfoundland.