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Great little place

Not much else is near here, but we stopped to stretch our legs. Just like everywhere else, the... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
Greenville, South Carolina

We stopped here on our way to the Vatnsnes Peninsula from Snaefellsnes. If your interested in the... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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
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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.

Reviewed December 12, 2018

I am in love with Iceland. Every single trip we did in Iceland was just amazing. This is an super amazing place to go see and explore.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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María K, Manager at Eiriksstadir, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

this is not picture from Eir'ikssta[ir

Reviewed August 7, 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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May 30, 2018|
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
Rob H
August 28, 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.
May 2, 2016|
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