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Eiriksstadir

Eiriksstadir, Budardalur 371, Iceland
+354 661 0434
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it's easy to miss and worth visiting

ok, so 4 seems high when you compare it to so many amazing sights in Iceland, but it really is a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Erich K
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Stafford, Virginia
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Enlightening

If you have the time, stop by this replica of a turf house and see what is left of an original... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
readerboehm
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Strongsville, Ohio
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average21%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Eiriksstadir, Budardalur 371, Iceland
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+354 661 0434
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks 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

Thank winchela
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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 14 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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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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gilligan1120
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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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