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We stopped here on our way to the Vatnsnes Peninsula from Snaefellsnes.
If your interested in the Vikings and how they came to be in Iceland, then this is a good place to stop. The longhouse was recreated based on ruins that were found and...More
We did not realize that this site was closed as of September 1st (for the season), but it was still interesting and worth a quick stop on our way north. The signage was good, and the turf house was quite interesting. I wish we had...More
Travel back in time to see how 20 to 30 people lived together 1000 years ago in this reconstructed long house.Our historical interpreter talked about the various weapons and crafts from this era. children used bones for toys. Men played ice hockey and used bones...More
In a low key and very authentic presentation, the early days of two of the most prominent Vikings come alive. You learn about their homestead - a very true to life replica - through personal interaction with a well-informed and engaged Icelandic guide. Worth the...More
You have to pay to get inside the reproduction of Eiríksstaðir longhouse. The ruins (barely rocks covered by grass) are freely accessible as well higher on the ground.
However, you should not miss a visit inside the house, although the price for a family of...More
This place is nestled just off Route 60 down a nice windy country road with a lake. We were driving through the area really late and decided to swing by after hours around 1:00am. Obviously the attraction was closed but we could still park and...More
We stopped by here and it was very worth it. There is a small information center when they sell a few items and this is also where you get the ticket into the longhouse (about $15). Once you go into the longhouse, you spend about...More
The tour tells you all about the Viking’s way of life and you can go inside a replica of the Turfhouse where Leif Eriksson was born. You can see too the original ruins of the Turfhouse. He was the first European that set foot in...More
Response from sherylselivanoff | Reviewed this property |
It’s not a big place. You can see everything in about 15 minutes. But the storyteller inside the house was the best part of the stop. We listened to him for probably 30-40 minutes. It was extremely interesting. He not... More
It’s not a big place. You can see everything in about 15 minutes. But the storyteller inside the house was the best part of the stop. We listened to him for probably 30-40 minutes. It was extremely interesting. He not only discussed history and related subjects, he talked about current Iceland and answered questions. So the time you spend would depend on how long you want to stay and listen. And I suppose not all storytellers are created equal, so some may be more interesting than others.
Response from Manofice52 | Reviewed this property |
I dont think there are any marked hiking trails leading to or from Eiriksstadir but the area is really interesting and there is a road over the Haukadalsheidi (a mountain track) to the Hrutafjordur area, east of Haukadalur... More
I dont think there are any marked hiking trails leading to or from Eiriksstadir but the area is really interesting and there is a road over the Haukadalsheidi (a mountain track) to the Hrutafjordur area, east of Haukadalur. You might get better informations from the locals so check "Dalatravel Iceland" on Facebook :)
I hope this will help you :)