Eiriksstadir Viking Longhouse in the Westfjords

Eiríksstaðir
You can visit the reconstruction of the former homestead of Erik the Red and the birthplace of Leif Eiríksson, a famous Norse explorer. Many believe Leif Eiríksson was one of the first Europeans to reach North America. The Eiriksstadir Viking Longhouse is one of Iceland's most prominent historical houses, visited by tourists and locals alike. You can find it in the Westfjords regions near the town of Búðardalur, which is about two hours north of Reykjavík.

The Eiriksstadir Viking Longhouse offers an interactive experience of Iceland's settlement period, allowing you to learn about the Vikings and their unique way of life. Dress up like a Viking, try out the weapons, and wear the famous Viking helmet to get a real feel for what it was like living in Iceland at this time. The house showcases and explains the Viking era, leaving you with historical knowledge and a memorable experience.

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