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All reviews his son set foot worth the detour long house gift shop midnight sun worth a quick stop great fun living conditions story telling early days viking longhouse turf replica history ruins european
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.
Date of experience: June 2019
Eiriksstadir, Manager at Eiriksstadir, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
The real magic happens in the turf house, it is a pity you missed the opening hours.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 only discussed history and related subjects, he talked about current Iceland and answered questions. So the time you spend would depend on how long you want to stay and listen. And I suppose not all storytellers are created equal, so some may be more interesting than others.
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
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. You might get better informations from the locals so check "Dalatravel Iceland" on Facebook :)
I hope this will help you :)