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Eiriksstadir, Budardalur 371 Iceland
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Nataliya P wrote a review Jul 2020
9 contributions1 helpful vote
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!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Sigridur S wrote a review May 2020
Reykjavik, Iceland262 contributions14 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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DavidInDeal wrote a review Mar 2020
Deal, United Kingdom36 contributions16 helpful votes
Visited in terrible weather, a superb guide made the history real and was very interesting. The building is a vivid recreation of the original.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Eiriksstadir, Guide at Eiriksstadir
Responded Mar 16, 2020
Thank you for your kind words, we are very proud of our longhouse!
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Andrew W wrote a review Jul 2019
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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!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Eiriksstadir, Manager at Eiriksstadir
Responded Jul 22, 2019
Hello Andrew, Thank you for your opinion, we are very proud of our people :) Love your headline on Eric the Red!
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Mike and Vickie wrote a review Jun 2019
Laramie, Wyoming13 contributions1 helpful vote
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!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Eiriksstadir, Manager at Eiriksstadir
Responded Jul 1, 2019
Thank you very much for your kind words!
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