Eiriksstadir, Budardalur

Eiríksstaðir is the former homestead of Eiríkr Þorvaldsson, known as Erik the Red, in Haukadalur in the Dalasýsla region of Iceland. It was the birthplace of his son Leif Eiríksson, the first known European discoverer of the Americas. A site thought to be that of the original farm has been investigated by archaeologists and remains of two buildings dating to the 9th–10th centuries have been identified. An open-air museum has been established nearby.
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  • Visited in terrible weather, a superb guide made the history real and was very interesting. The building is a vivid recreation of the original.  more »
  • The reconstruction of the longhouse based on the archaeological excavations is very well done. Better yet is the docent who knew what she was talking about even when asked detailed questions. Not...  more »

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