In some places near the seaward margins of areas with fjords, the ice-scoured channels are so numerous and varied in direction that the rocky coast is divided into thousands of island blocks, some large and mountainous while others are merely rocky points or rock reefs, menacing navigation. These are called skerries. The term skerry is derived from the Old Norse sker, which means a rock in the sea.
The king's men discovered it was Eyvind, took him and all his company prisoners, and brought them to the king. Eyvind now told all he had done on his journey. Then the king ordered these all to be taken out to a skerry which was under water in flood tide, and there to be left bound. Eyvind and all with him left their lives on this rock, and the skerry is still called Skrattasker.
- Heimskringla ( The Saga of King Olaf )
Also from Heimskringla :
Leif ( Eirikkson ) said : " I cannot say whether it is a ship or a skerry I see there. " Now all saw a skerry there, but Leif saw better than the others, and could recognize people on that skerry. Leif rescued 15 men from the skerry, and was ever afterwards known as Leif the Lucky.
Go with Odin' s wisdom, Freyja' s love, and Thor's protection !