Eiriksstadir Viking Home

In a replica grass-roofed house visitors meet modern day Vikings who demonstrate the lifestyle from 1,000 years ago, sharing their crafts and knowledge. Visitors learn about Erik the Red who was a famous explorer and discovered Greenland and of his son ‘Leif the Lucky’ who was the first European to set foot in North America.

All of the tools and objects housed in the living museum are historic reconstructions based on Viking design from the size of the swords, to the leather shoes sewn together with a replica sewing needle.

Adjacent to the replica home is the excavation site of Leif Eiriksson’s original home where visitors can actually stand on Leif’s very doorstep and enjoy the same magnificent view he had out his front door while growing up in Haukadalur valley.