Eiriksstadir – Búðardalur, Iceland - Atlas Obscura


Búðardalur, Iceland

A fantastic reconstruction of a 10th-century Viking longhouse.  

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Eiriksstadir is the former home of famed Viking explorer Erik the Red. It’s also the birthplace of his son Leif the Lucky, the man who found North America around four centuries before Christopher Columbus.

The guided tour includes a visit to the reconstructed longhouse, the ability to learn about the Viking era, and the settlement of Iceland. The tour also allows you to pretend to be a Viking by adorning weapons and armor that are available for visitors. 

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The guides are friendly and knowledgeable, the fire is cozy, and the house is one of the most photogenic in all of Iceland. The tour season takes place from May 1st through September 30th.

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