Age of Empires Series Wiki
Age of Empires Series Wiki
Info icon.png
This article is about the random map in Age of Mythology. For the Battles of the Conquerors scenario, see Vinlandsaga (scenario).

Vinlandsaga, as it appears in the Random Maps' section.

Vinlandsaga is a random map in Age of Mythology.

It represents Newfoundland, an island off the coast of Canada, where the Norse set the first European colony in the Americas, Vinland.


When the resources on your small island start to run out, the only choice is to set sail for the New World. But watch out for Skraelings.- Map description.

Players start on isolated islets with limited resources and a Transport Ship. Still, it is suggested to exploit some of the resources, especially the Berry Bushes, before sailing to Newfoundland, as the land is full of predators and hostile natives; even a single Worker loss can prove costly.

In order to expand, each player must journey to the mainland, defending against both their enemies and the native Skraelings that roam the map. Scout the mainland as much as possible, to detect Skraelings that could potentially harm the player's units and to spot Settlements, to build Town Centers. The layout of Settlements is highly asymmetrical, sometimes favoring a single team or a player. 

Rushing is ideal in this map, as it features tight quarters of fighting, as well as Castle drops. Turtling, providing one has access to one or two Town Centers should be considered, as there are many chokepoints.


A 4-player Vinlandsaga game.

The starting islets are barren, with limited space, but at least have some Berry Bushes, a Gold Mine and a few trees.

Newfoundland itself includes dense Palm Tree forests with typical Eurasian fauna, such as Boars, Brown Bears, Deer, Elks, Pigs and Wolves. The waters are rich in Salmon, and non-edible whales, orcas and sharks.

The land itself is cold and wild, probably set to the winter season.

Similar Maps[]


  • The map's name and setting is based on the Norse saga Vinland, where the Viking explorer Leif Erikson first discovered North America around 1000 AD.
  • Apart from Wolves and Salmons, none of the edible animals are native to Newfoundland.
    • Although brown bear and elk probably represent the Newfoundland black bear and Migratory woodland caribou respectively.
  • It was the only Age of Mythology map set in the Americas, before the Titans expansion introduced Tundra, set in subarctic Canada.
  • It is the only map in the game where Skraelings appear.


Wikipedia has an article about:
Random maps
Age of Empires
Age of Empires Coastal  · Inland  · Islands  · Highland
Rise of Rome Continental  · Hill Country  · Mediterranean  · Narrows
Age of Empires II
The Age of Kings Random Arabia  · Archipelago  · Baltic  · Black Forest  · Crater Lake  · Continental  · Coastal  · Fortress  · Gold Rush  · Highland  · Islands  · Mediterranean  · Migration  · Rivers  · Team Islands
Custom Canals  · Capricious  · Dingoes  · Graveyards  · Metropolis  · Moats  · Paradise Island  · Pilgrims  · Prairie  · Seasons  · Sherwood Forest  · Sherwood Heroes  · Shipwreck  · Team Glaciers  · The Unknown
The Conquerors Random Arena  · Ghost Lake  · Mongolia  · Nomad  · Oasis  · Salt Marsh  · Scandinavia  · Yucatán
Real World Britain  · Byzantium  · Central America  · France  · Iberia  · Italy  · Mideast  · Norse Lands  · Sea of Japan (East Sea)  · Texas
The Forgotten Random Acropolis  · Budapest  · Cenotes  · City of Lakes  · Golden Pit  · Hideout  · Hill Fort  · Lombardia  · Steppe  · Valley  · MegaRandom  · Hamburger
Capture the Relic CtR Monsoon  · CtR Pyramid Descent  · CtR Spiral
The African Kingdoms Random Kilimanjaro  · Mountain Pass  · Nile Delta  · Serengeti  · Socotra
Real World Amazon  · Bohemia  · China  · Horn of Africa  · India  · Madagascar  · West Africa  · Earth
Special Canyons  · Enemy Archipelago  · Enemy Islands  · Far Out  · Front Line  · Inner Circle  · Motherland  · Open Plains  · Ring of Water  · Snakepit  · The Eye
Rise of the Rajas Random Bog Islands  · Mangrove Jungle  · Pacific Islands  · Sandbank  · Water Nomad
Real World Australia  · Indochina  · Indonesia  · Philippines  · Strait of Malacca
Special Border Stones  · Holy Line  · Jungle Islands  · Jungle Lanes  · Yin Yang
The Last Khans (Definitive Edition) Random Alpine Lakes  · Bogland  · Four Lakes  · Golden Swamp  · Land Nomad  · Mountain Ridge  · Ravines  · Wolf Hill
Real World Antarctica  · Aral Sea  · Black Sea  · Caucasus  · Siberia
Special Maps Journey South  · Snake Forest  · Sprawling Streams  · Swirling River  · Twin Forests
Battle Royale BR Battle On Ice  · BR El Dorado  · BR Fall of Axum  · BR Fall of Rome  · BR Majapahit Empire
Age of Mythology
Age of Mythology Acropolis  · Alfheim  · Anatolia  · Archipelago  · Black Sea  · Erebus  · Forgotten City (cut)  · Ghost Lake  · Golden Fleece (cut)  · Jotunheim  · King of the Hill  · Mediterranean  · Midgard  · Nomad  · Oasis  · River Nile  · River Styx  · Savannah  · Sea of Worms  · Sudden Death  · Team Migration  · The Unknown  · Valley of Kings  · Vinlandsaga  · Watering Hole
The Titans Highland  · Islands  · Land Unknown  · Marsh  · Megalopolis  · Tundra
Tale of the Dragon Basin  · Blue Lagoon  · Deep Jungle  · Old Atlantis  · Open Fields  · Regicide  · Silk Road  · Yellow River
Age of Empires III
Age of Empires III Amazonia  · Bayou  · Caribbean  · Carolina  · Great Lakes  · Great Plains  · Hispaniola  · New England  · Pampas  · Patagonia  · Rockies  · Saguenay  · Sonora  · Texas  · Unknown  · Yucatán  · Yukon
The WarChiefs Andes  · Araucania  · Ozarks  · California  · Northwest Territory  · Orinoco  · Painted Desert  · Plymouth
The Asian Dynasties Borneo  · Ceylon  · Deccan  · Himalayas  · Himalayas - Upper  · Honshu  · Indochina  · Mongolia  · Silk Road  · Siberia  · Yellow River  · Regicide
Definitive Edition Alaska  · Arctic Territories  · Baja California  · Bengal  · Cascade Range  · Central Plain  · Colorado  · Dakota  · Fertile Crescent  · Florida  · Gran Chaco  · Hokkaido  · Indonesia  · Kamchatka  · Korea  · Malaysia  · Manchuria  · Mexico  · Pampas Sierras  · Parallel Rivers  · Punjab