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Eiríksstaðir Travel Guide

4.6
343 Google reviews
Type
Cultural attractions
Destination
Rif, Iceland
Location
Haukadalsvegur, Iceland
High Season
Summer
Family Friendly
Yes
Average rating
4.6
Number of reviews
343

Eiriksstadir is a turf ruin in west Iceland.

Eiriksstadir are ancient ruins in Haukadalur in Dalir county in West Iceland. The sagas mention Eiriksstadir as the abode of Eric the Red and it is estimated that this is the very same place as described there.


Photo from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by Wolfgang Sauber. No edits made.


Eric's son Leif was brought up in Eiriksstadir. Leif landed in North America (Vinland) nearly 500 years before Columbus. Eiriksstadir also features a replica of the old farm and there you can see reconstructions of the swords, helmets and tools used by the Vikings. 

Explore this area of Iceland on a self drive tour.