Viking heritage is intrinsically woven into the fabric of Icelandic culture. On this voyage you travel to Eiríksstaðir, the original home of Erik the Red and birthplace of his son Leif Eiriksson, two of the most celebrated Vikings in the world. In a living history museum, replica of their home, discover their saga and taste traditional Viking fare. Our travel route provides spectacular natural landscapes and rustic pleasures along the way.
The journey begins with a visit to Deildartunguhver which is Europe's most powerful hot spring. Then we travel through the fertile farmlands of Búðardalur to reach Leifssafn Museum and visit the Vineland Exhibit of Leif Eiriksson with scientifically verified tools and artifacts from the Viking Age.
A short drive brings us to the highlight of our day, Eiríksstaðir, the original home of Erik the Red and birthplace of his son Leif Eiriksson. We meet a modern day Viking and get a hands-on experience with swords, helmets and tools which are historic reconstructions based on Viking design.
Afterwards we head to the local dairy Erpsstaðir to get introduced to Icelandic farming life and taste freshly made organic dairy products like traditional skyr, cheese and ice cream.
A minimum of 4 passengers are needed to operate this tour.
Guidance as shown under Guidance below
Entrance to Eiríksstaðir museum
Farm visit and taste of dairy products
Meals and refreshments
This tour is not operated on:
6 - fully booked
11 - fully booked
3 - fully booked
8 - fully booked
Up to 24 hours prior to tour departure with 5% online discount.
Wednesdays and Fridays