Eiriksstadir

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Eiriksstadir
4.5
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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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Pedro B
8 contributions
A hidden gem that is truly worth your time and money!
Sep 2021
We were lucky enough to catch the guide on her last day before maternity leave! She had impressive knowledge of the history and particularly the mythology of the land! Truly worth a visit!!
Written September 25, 2021
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Sanne DT
2 contributions
Would recommend!
Sep 2021 • Couples
Immersive and enlightening experience with a very friendly guide who was an excellent story teller. Would recommend!
Written September 20, 2021
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Jon C
Fairfax, VA98 contributions
A great off the usual track of Iceland circumnavigation
Jul 2021 • Couples
What a fantastic peek into a very well recognized historical figure but of whom my wife and I actually knew very little. The guide vividly described life in those long ago times, including the Icelanders’ efforts to emigrate to Greenland, the living conditions of those times how Leif Erik had to keep moving due to his personality and murderous ways. This site is quite a bit off the beaten path and we logged many extra Kilometers on our rental car but it well worth the visit. Our guide was not only historically informative but she was also very pleasantly entertaining. Kudos to your staff of docents. She also recommended that we go to the nearby Leif Eiriksson Center for some excellent soup, bread any cupcakes. Interestingly, the guide sole excellent, idiomatic American English.
Written July 22, 2021
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hanna718
NOVA440 contributions
Short step into 1000 AD.
Jul 2021 • Friends
Recreation of Eric the Red's longhouse on the same groud as his original site (maybe a hundred meters away from where archeologists found the foundation). Birthplace of his son Leif Erikson, first known European to set foot in North America. Really informative and interesting, guide was a historian and balanced entertainment with what could otherwise dry facts. Set in a green valley, good visualization of how viking was a job description, and much of the time they were occupied by farming.
Written July 14, 2021
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Nataliya P
9 contributions
A wonderful experience!
Jul 2020 • Family
Thank you so much to the staff at Eiriksstadir - you made our day today!
We have arrived 5 minutes until closing time, as underestimated our travel times - but were still welcomed in, and shown around. The place is incredible, the history fascinating, all our questions were answered. Adults and kids alike thoroughly enjoyed. Definitely worth a visit!
Written July 30, 2020
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Sigridur S
Reykjavik, Iceland287 contributions
Home of the Vikings
May 2020 • Friends
We vere so very lucky to be able to visit this historical place recently. We got a private tour since they have not officially opened for this summer because of Covid-19. I am icelandic but still had not been here before. This place being the home of the icelandic Vikings, Eiríkur rauði and Leifur Eiríksson is a living museum. The longhouse restored to show us how the Vikings lived. I found it interesting that the beds were small but apparently people slept in a sitting position during these times. Our guide dressed in linien clothes and wool was very knowledgeable both regarding the history and how the Vikings lived. I totally recommend that you visit Eiríksstaðir, their location is just a short distance from Búðardalur and well marked from the main road.
Written May 25, 2020
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DavidInDeal
Deal, UK37 contributions
Superb recreation of history
Mar 2020 • Friends
Visited in terrible weather, a superb guide made the history real and was very interesting. The building is a vivid recreation of the original.
Written March 15, 2020
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Thank you for your kind words, we are very proud of our longhouse!
Written March 16, 2020
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Andrew W
6 contributions
Erik the Red, real estate developer par exellence, but bad neighbor
Jul 2019
The reconstruction of the longhouse based on the archaeological excavations is very well done. Better yet is the docent who knew what she was talking about even when asked detailed questions.
Not cheap, but nothing in Iceland is!
Written July 19, 2019
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Hello Andrew, Thank you for your opinion, we are very proud of our people :) Love your headline on Eric the Red!
Written July 22, 2019
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Mike and Vickie
Laramie, WY12 contributions
Viking longhouse!
Jun 2019 • Family
Absolutely fantastic place. A reconstructed and furnished Viking dwelling on the site of Erik the Red's homestead. Incredible guide! Lovely little gift shop. One of our best sites visited. Off the beaten path but totally worth it!
Written June 30, 2019
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Thank you very much for your kind words!
Written July 1, 2019
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Lian Tiong G
Subang Jaya, Malaysia3,572 contributions
Vikings Remembered
Jun 2019 • Family
From Erpsstadir farm it took another 30 minutes to the Eiriksstadir. We were a bit too late as its about to close for visitors. Look around and some information and charts available to have some ideas on the history of Vikings' in Iceland.
Written May 31, 2019
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The real magic happens in the turf house, it is a pity you missed the opening hours.
Written June 1, 2019
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