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Viking living coming alive

In a low key and very authentic presentation, the early days of two of the most prominent Vikings... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bjorn G
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Informative story-telling and nice area

You have to pay to get inside the reproduction of Eiríksstaðir longhouse. The ruins (barely rocks... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
WhatsInAScreenName42
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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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Eiriksstadir, Budardalur 371, Iceland
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+354 661 0434
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 Thomas D
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 Paula D
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

ok, so 4 seems high when you compare it to so many amazing sights in Iceland, but it really is a gem. it's rich in history, an easy, short visit, inexpensive, fun and much less visited than some places.

Thank Erich K
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

If you have the time, stop by this replica of a turf house and see what is left of an original, foundation. The guide was dressed in period garb and told us of Erik and living conditions. I would have loved to hear a saga,...More

Thank readerboehm
Reviewed 23 May 2018 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

Thank Brad J
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ShariL476
31 May 2018|
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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
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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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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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