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We stopped here on our way to the Vatnsnes Peninsula from Snaefellsnes. If your interested in the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Even closed, the site was interesting

We did not realize that this site was closed as of September 1st (for the season), but it was still... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Annandale, Virginia
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In Eiríksstadir you can travel a thousand years back in history, hear a story by the long fire and see how people lived in the times of Eric the Red.
Eiriksstadir, Budardalur 371, Iceland
+354 661 0434
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

Thank chemie71
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Stef4115
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the drive out to Eiriksstadir although our GPS tried to send us down a 4 wheel drive road. The tour was interesting and informative.

Thank Jamie O
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Bjorn G
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We didn't go in but we did read all the information boards which were very informative and by themselves outlined in great detail the story and travels of the Vikings. Make sure to see the statue!

Thank JarMarJHM
Reviewed 15 July 2018

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

Thank WhatsInAScreenName42
Reviewed 13 July 2018

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

Thank ThomasD2411
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Katie K
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

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

Thank PaulaD3832
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31 May 2018|
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
Rob H
28 August 2017|
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Response from María K | Property representative |
Hi. No,it´s not open in February but we do open upon reservation. Please contact us via email, siggijok@simnet.is if you´d like more information about openings and prices. Thank you.
2 May 2016|
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