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Eiriksstadir

Eiriksstadir, Budardalur 371, Iceland
+354 661 0434
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Lots of information told by a talented storyteller

Stopped by with 12 high school students to pick up some history and Icelandic perspective. “Siggi... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Brad J
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United States
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Go inside and listen to the storyteller. It's a treat! The house itself is not that amazing, but... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
sherylselivanoff
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adams, NE
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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.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average22%
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Eiriksstadir, Budardalur 371, Iceland
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+354 661 0434
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped by with 12 high school students to pick up some history and Icelandic perspective. “Siggi” was our interpreter and he packed an hour with a talented weaving of present day Iceland and the stories of Erik and his son Leif. Just the right amount...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Go inside and listen to the storyteller. It's a treat! The house itself is not that amazing, but listening to the storyteller was great fun.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

My boyfriend and I decided to visit Eiriksstadir. It was honestly pretty underwhelming. We stayed for like 5 minutes, took a few photos, then left... There's just so many natural beauties to visit in Iceland, I would pass on this one.

1  Thank Shana N
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María K, Front Office Manager at Eiriksstadir, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Hi Shana. Sad to hear you were not happy. When did you arrive at Eiriksstadir? How was the guide? We want our guests to be happy and will listen to what you have to say. Kind regards, Maria.

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

We visited this month and loved it! We spent one day touring West Iceland and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. This was our first stop and then we proceeded to make our loop from there. Even though they are closed this time of year, they were very...More

1  Thank OurEdventures
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We knew Eiriksstadir would be closed the day we were arriving - it was off-season. We had contacted the establishment to see if they would do a private opening. They were willing to do so, but we thought it was a bit too pricey. So...we...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

I went to Eriksstaðir in June with a friend of mine, both of us in full authentic viking outfits, almost as an pilgrimage to the place known as the home of Eric The Red, father of Leifur Eiriksson the first European to set foot in...More

3  Thank Iceland-Highlights
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

When you are aware, you are going to visit a reconstructed Viking house, you will not get disappointed. We had a very good guide, who was able to provide a lot of information about Vikings "conquering" Greenland and America, but also about Iceland in those...More

2  Thank Wantula
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

We visited the Lief Erickson long house July 23. The docent that explained the Erickson history and story of the long house and the surrounding countryside was GREAT. Her family is from the area so she could also tell us about sheep farming in this...More

1  Thank virginian9
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

We spent an hour here learning about viking/Iceland history from the guide. She was awesome! Very knowledgeable on everything. Loved chatting with her. The turf house was very interesting as well. Really helps you put things in perspective! Definitely worth a stop if you are...More

1  Thank LRen05
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the history lesson here. Pay for the tour, to really understand the significance of what you are visiting. Awesome !

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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.
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gilligan1120
2 May 2016|
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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
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ctrussel
19 January 2015|
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Response from María K | Property representative |
Hi there. Well, there is a bus going from Reykavik to Budardalur, you can see more on this web site: straeto.is But, Eiriksstadir is still a 10-15 minutes drive from Budardalur and there is not tour from Budardalur to... More
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