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Eiríksstaðir - Living Museum

One of most historic sides of Iceland. Step back to the Viking Era and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and scents of Eriks the Red's farm which is also the birthplace of Leif the Lucky who is said to have discovered America. Modern day vikings demonstrate the lifestyle of 1000 years ago, sharing their crafts and knowledge.

Opening hours Week days: Saturdays: Sundays:
May 1st - September 30th: 09:00-17:00 09:00-17:00 09:00-17:00
Also open on request for groups.
Eiríksstaðir - Living Museum

Haukadalur

GPS Points N65° 3' 55.524" W21° 32' 21.214"
Telephone

+354 899-7111

Opening period 01/05 - 30/09
Service Picnik area Dogs allowed Accessible for the phisically impared Smoking not allowed Public lavatory Place of interest Place of interest Walking path Viewing point Coffe shop Handy craft for sale Credit cards accepted

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History and Culture
0.60 km
Eirik the Red´s homestead.

Eiríksstaðir is one of most historic sides of Iceland. Step back to the Viking Era and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and scents of Eriks the Red's farm which is also the birthplace of Leif the Lucky who is said to have discovered America. Modern day vikings demonstrate the lifestyle of 1000 years ago, sharing their crafts and knowledge.

Nature
2.25 km
Jorfi

Proverbial for its wild gatherings every autumn, which were eventually banned in 1708.

Others

Leifsbúð
Cafés
  • Leifsbúð
  • 370 Búðardalur
  • 434-1441, 823 0100
Blómalindin Café
Cafés
  • Vesturbraut 12a
  • 370 Búðardalur
  • 434-1606, 894-6808

Others

The Fishing Spot
Restaurants
  • Vesturbraut 12a
  • 370 Búðardalur
  • 434-1110
Dalakot
Guesthouses
  • Dalbraut 2
  • 370 Búðardalur
  • 434-1644
Leifsbúð
Cafés
  • Leifsbúð
  • 370 Búðardalur
  • 434-1441, 823 0100
Blómalindin Café
Cafés
  • Vesturbraut 12a
  • 370 Búðardalur
  • 434-1606, 894-6808

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