Apartments in Borgarnes

Apartments in Borgarnes

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Why stay in an apartment in Borgarnes?

Borgarnes is a small town on the western coast of Iceland that makes for a great place to stay during your travels around the country. Choosing a holiday apartment in Borgarnes provides a host of advantages that make it a compelling option. Guests will benefit from more privacy and flexibility while being able to enjoy the comforts of a fully equipped home-away-from-home during their stay.

Borgarnes is about an hour's drive from Reykjavik and is the best place to stay for experiencing the beautiful Borgarfjordur fjord. You can easily visit the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls, see the historic Reykholt, or explore the ice tunnels at the Langjokull glacier.

Don't miss the powerful Deildartunguhver hot spring, which supplies the nearby Krauma Spa with geothermal water, perfect for relaxing, before heading back to your private apartment in Borgarnes after a day of adventure!

Staying in an apartment in Borgarnes is a great way to experience what the west coast of Iceland has to offer because of its proximity to natural attractions and other parts of Iceland. It's a great stop as part of a trip to the Snaefellsnes peninsula and when heading towards the Westfjords and North Iceland.

No matter which accommodation you choose, you're sure to experience a delightful and memorable stay in this charming town, surrounded by magnificent Icelandic nature.

Frequently asked questions

What are the top places to visit in Borgarnes?

In Borgarnes, there are several interesting museums where you will learn about the history of Iceland, such as the Settlement Center and the Borgarnes Museum.
Borgarnes is located in the Borgarfjordur fjord, where you can find the two famous waterfalls, Hraunfossar and Barnafoss, along with the Deildartunguhver hot spring and the Krauma Geothermal Spa.

What attractions are close to Borgarnes?

Borgarnes makes for a great base for exploring the Snaefellsnes peninsula, where you can see many natural gems of Iceland, like Kirkjufell mountain, Londrangar cliffs, or the Snaefellsjokull National Park. While there, you can enjoy a guided kayaking tour or take part in other guided tours on the Snaefellsnes peninsula.
If you travel to the bottom of Borgarfjordur, you will find Langjokull glacier, where you can explore man-made ice tunnels with an Into the Glacier ice tunnel tour.
An hour from Borgarnes, there is also the beautiful Hvalfjordur fjord, where you can find the towering Glymur waterfall and the luxurious Hvammsvik Hot Springs.

Do all apartments in Borgarnes have a private kitchen?

Most of the apartments in Borgarnes are new or newly renovated places or comfortable flats. Most offer a private, fully equipped kitchen with a fridge, electric kettle, cutlery and pots, an induction hob, and a dishwasher.
A good option with fully equipped facilities is the Obbuhus Apartment, which offers great views of the Borgarfordur fjord.
Some apartments may offer a smaller kitchenette instead, which is a great choice for a short stay.

What amenities are offered at most apartments in Borgarnes?

Most apartments in Borgarnes have free Wi-Fi and free parking. Most properties also provide a well-equipped kitchen or kitchenette, a bathroom with towels, comfortable beds with bedding, and a living room with a sofa and a flat-screen TV.

Is housekeeping included in a holiday apartment in Borgarnes?

Most holiday apartments in Borgarnes operate on a self-catering basis, meaning that daily housekeeping services are not typically provided. However, the apartment will be clean and prepared before your arrival, and you may find additional cleaning supplies if needed during your stay.

Can I have an ocean view when booking an apartment in the centre of Borgarnes?

Borgarnes is located near the Borgarfjordur fjord with a beautiful view of the water and mountains. There are great apartments to choose from that are located on the edge of the ocean, offering great views of the landscape while staying conveniently close to the town center.
Most of the apartments are also a short drive away from scenic spots from where you can observe the sky during the midnight sun or hunt for the northern lights.

How to I get to Borgarnes?

If you are traveling from Reykjavik, you can reach Borgarnes by taking the Ring Road northbound. The drive from Reykjavik to Borgarnes typically takes around one hour, depending on traffic and weather conditions.
You can also opt to take a public bus from Reykjavik to Borgarnes, though taking a rental car is recommended if you want to explore the area around the town.

Do I need a rental car when staying in Borgarnes?

Having a rental car in Borgarnes is recommended, especially if you plan to explore the surrounding areas or visit nearby attractions. It provides flexibility and allows you to easily access various points of interest.
During summer, you will just need a small rental car, but if you're planning a winter trip, it's wiser to rent a 4x4 vehicle.
If you want to explore the area around Borgarnes but prefer not to drive, you can join this day tour to Borgarfjordur from Reykjavik or explore different tours to the Snaefellsnes peninsula.
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