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Girls Trip

I am in love with Iceland. Every single trip we did in Iceland was just amazing. This is an super... read more

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Home of Erik the Red (reconstructed)

This is a very nice living history museum. The Erik we visited with was a local farmer and very... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
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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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All reviews his son set foot long house worth the detour living conditions history lesson a small gift shop story telling midnight sun interesting visit worth a quick stop great fun early days viking longhouse reconstruction turf replica
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I am in love with Iceland. Every single trip we did in Iceland was just amazing. This is an super amazing place to go see and explore.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mina36
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

This is a very nice living history museum. The Erik we visited with was a local farmer and very knowledgeable. It’s too bad the fire was noticeably gas but the other trappings of Viking life looked authentic. We were allowed as much time as we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank EDian831
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Not much else is near here, but we stopped to stretch our legs. Just like everywhere else, the drive to get here was an adventure as there were sheep in the road, a beautiful mountain valley with a large lake. In September, this place was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ms971
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We went out of our way to visit Eriksstadir even though we knew it had closed on Aug.30. We were surprised to find a small group of people in front of the recreated Viking longhouse, thought to be the site of Erik the Red's homestead,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rjrosatte
Reviewed 19 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MariaP1779DE
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jamieo449
María K, Manager at Eiriksstadir, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

this is not picture from Eir'ikssta[ir

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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!

Date of experience: July 2018
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31 May 2018|
Response from sheryl s | 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