Cottages in Borgarnes

Cottages in Borgarnes

Book your stay at a cottage in Borgarnes and plan your trip to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Create unforgettable memories in the midst of beautiful landscapes.

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Why stay in a cottage in Borgarnes?

Borgarnes is a town in West Iceland that's surrounded by picturesque mountains and beautiful natural attractions. This makes staying in a cottage in Borgarnes a real treat, as you'll be surrounded by nature while enjoying the benefits of cozy comfort and full privacy. Wake up to stunning views, indulge in the tranquility of nature, and relish the freedom to explore at your own pace.

The town of Borgarnes is located in the Borgarfjordur fjord, which boasts great beauty, such as the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls and the powerful Deildartunguhver hot spring. You can enjoy other attractions as well, like the luxurious Krauma Spa, the historic Reykholt, or the Haafell Goat Farm, where you can see and pet Icelandic goats and try homemade products.

Cottages in Borgarnes also serve as an excellent base for exploring nearby attractions such as the Snaefellsnes peninsula, with its majestic Snaefellsjokull glacier and captivating lava fields. It's also a great location to stop as part of a multi-day trip to the Westfjords or to North Iceland.

Whether you're seeking privacy, relaxation, or adventure in Icelandic nature, staying in a cottage in Borgarnes ensures an intimate and authentic experience in one of Iceland's most beautiful regions.

Frequently asked questions

What's the best cottage in Borgarnes?

You can find different price ranges when choosing a cottage in Borgarnes, as the cost will depend on location, what time you're visiting, how many people are staying, and the amenities available.
The best option in Borgarnes is the Fossatun Sunset Cottage, which is also very affordable. The night costs around 115 USD, and the cottage has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from over 60 guests.

What attractions are close to Borgarnes?

Near Borgarnes, there are several ideal locations to include in your itinerary for a tour around western Iceland. These are the Glanni, Hraunfossar, and Barnafoss waterfalls. Nearby is the largest thermal hot spring in Europe, named Deildartunguhver. It supplies the Krauma Geothermal Spa with warm water, making for the perfect moment of relaxation during your West Iceland adventure.
The Langjokull glacier is also in the area and features stunning man-made ice tunnels, which you can explore with an Into the Glacier ice tunnel tour.

Should I spend the night in Borgarnes before heading to Snaefellsnes Peninsula?

Spending the night in Borgarnes is a good idea, especially if your plane landed at Keflavik Airport late in the afternoon or evening. The drive from Keflavik to Borgarnes takes just under two hours.
When starting the day in Borgarnes, you won't have to deal with the morning traffic jams in Reykjavik, meaning you can make it to the Snaefellsnes peninsula quicker, leaving more time to enjoy the peaceful Icelandic countryside.

Do the cabins in Borgarnes offer self-check-in and self-checkout?

Yes, most of the cabins and holiday homes in Borgarnes offer self-check-in, the same as for check-out. It's common for guests to pick up the cottage keys from a lock box, meaning arrival and leaving times are usually very flexible.

Are there grocery stores or restaurants near the cottages in Borgarnes?

Yes, Borgarnes has several grocery stores where you can stock up on supplies for your stay. The town also offers a variety of restaurants, cafes, and bakeries where you can try Icelandic cuisine or grab a quick bite to eat.
Most cottages in Borgarnes will also have kitchen facilities, allowing you to prepare your own meals.

What amenities are offered at most cottages in Borgarnes?

The most common amenities are free Wi-Fi, free parking area, bed linen, and towels. Most cottages also have the option of cooking meals in a fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette.

What is the best time to visit Borgarnes for a cottage stay?

Borgarnes can be enjoyed year-round, with each season offering its own unique charm. The summer months bring longer days and milder temperatures, perfect for outdoor activities.
Winter offers a chance to witness the magical northern lights. Spring and autumn offer quieter periods with beautiful changing landscapes.
Consider your preferred activities and weather conditions when choosing the best time for your cottage stay in Borgarnes.

How do I get to Borgarnes?

Borgarnes is a town located in West Iceland, an hour's drive from Reykjavik. You must take the Ring Road from Reykjavik to the west and drive through Mosfellsbaer. From there, the road will take you towards the tunnel in the Hvalfjordur fjord. Once through the tunnel, there is only half an hour's drive to Borgarnes.
If you want to add a beautiful hour to your trip, you can skip the tunnel and drive along the Hvalfjordur fjord, which means you can include attractions like the Glymur waterfall and the Hvammsvik Hot Springs in your trip.
You can also go from Reykjavik to Borgarnes by public bus, but it's best reached by rental car, as you'll be able to explore the surrounding nature during your stay.
If you want to see the nature around Borgarnes but don't have a car, you can take a day tour to Borgarfjordur from Reykjavik.

Is it necessary to rent a car when staying in a cottage in Borgarnes?

Having a rental car is recommended. While you can reach Borgarnes by public bus and the town itself offers amenities within walking distance, you may have trouble reaching your cottage if it's outside town limits.
Having a rental car gives you the flexibility to explore the wider region and nearby attractions, such as the Snaefellsnes peninsula. It allows you to fully experience the natural wonders and scenic drives that Iceland has to offer.
During summer, you only need a small rental car, but if you're planning a winter trip, it's recommended to rent a 4x4 jeep.
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