Hotels & Accommodation in Borgarnes

Hotels & Accommodation in Borgarnes

Find your place to stay in historical Borgarnes with a wide arrange of hotels, guesthouses and cottages to choose from. Enjoy the view of the nearby fjords in this gem of West Iceland!

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Why stay in Borgarnes?

Borgarnes is a charming town in West Iceland, offering a captivating blend of natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. With its historical significance as the birthplace of the warrior-poet Egill Skalla-Grímsson, Borgarnes allows visitors to immerse themselves in the tales of Viking settlers and their legendary exploits. Exploring the Borgarfjordur region reveals ancient archaeological sites, traditional turf houses, and the fascinating Settlement Center, making Borgarnes a compelling choice for those seeking a deep connection to Iceland's captivating past.

Hotels in Borgarnes offer luxurious amenities, including spa services, fine dining, and beautiful landscape views. These hotels provide a comfortable and upscale environment for travelers seeking a little luxury.

Guesthouses are another popular option for those seeking a more intimate and affordable experience. These accommodations offer a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, often featuring communal spaces where guests can socialize and exchange travel tips.

Cottages in Borgarnes provide a unique opportunity to experience the Icelandic countryside in a more secluded and private setting. These cottages are typically fully equipped with modern amenities, making them a comfortable and convenient choice for families or groups of friends.

No matter what type of accommodation you choose, you will indeed be surrounded by stunning natural beauty and warm Icelandic hospitality.

Frequently asked questions

What part of Borgarnes should I stay in?

The best area of Borgarnes to stay in is by the harbor where you can find restaurants and cafés, as well as museums and historical attractions. There is also a public swimming pool which is highly recommended.

What is the best hotel in Borgarnes?

The best hotel in Borgarnes is Hotel Hamar which has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from over 300 reviews. Its location just outside of town, near the Borgarnes golf court, gives it a distinct country charm and is sure to make you well-rested before continuing your journey. The outside wooden sauna and hot tubs make it perfect for relaxing, whether in the winter snow or summer light. The hotel has six room types, ranging from a Twin Guest Room to a King Junior Suite, so whatever you're looking for, you should be able to find a fitting place to stay in Borgarnes.

What is the best guesthouse in Borgarnes?

The best guesthouse in Borgarnes is Bjarg Borgarnes, rated 4.8 out of 5 stars from over 70 reviews. This guesthouse is originally a farmhouse that was beautifully renovated. Located close to the Ring Road in the outskirts of Borgarnes, the guesthouse sits in a great spot close to various attractions and amenities. Bjarg Borgarnes is within walking distance of restaurants, cafes, gas stations, and grocery stores. Moreover, it offers different room types for families and individuals. Regarding amenities, you’ll get shared or private kitchen and bathroom facilities, depending on your choice of accommodation.

What is the best cottage in Borgarnes?

The best cottage in Borgarnes is Vindheimar Holiday Home. Located just off Route One near Borgarnes, this cottage rated 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 40 reviews. Interestingly, the Vindheimar Holiday Home sits on the lower slope of a mountain, which offers remarkable views over the river with the majestic mountain range in the background. If you want to explore the Ring Road, you’ll find the cottage’s location a welcome advantage. As a guest, you’ll enjoy key amenities that make your stay in this three-bedroom cottage nice and comfortable. You’ll get spacious rooms, a self-catering kitchen with amenities, and a lounge area where you can read a book or watch TV.

Can I book a cheap accommodation in Borgarnes for a budget tourist?

Yes, you can find budget-friendly options in Borgarnes, like in most of the biggest towns in Iceland. In Borgarnes, the price depends on how large a group you travel with and what standard you expect.

One of the budget-friendly options is the Borgarnes HI Hostel, which has a rating of 4.1 stars out of 5 from over 200 reviews. It's located right in the center of town and has a communal kitchen area that all guests can use.

Which hotels in Borgarnes offers a hot tub and spa?

In the area, you will find a few places to stay that offer a spa, hot tubs, or a sauna. These include the Hotel Hamar and the B59 Hotel.

What are some popular attractions in Borgarnes?

Borgarnes has various popular attractions, including the Settlement Center, which provides information about the early history of Iceland, the nearby Troll waterfall, and the Husafell canyon baths. The town also serves as a gateway to outdoor activities such as hiking, exploring nearby glaciers and waterfalls, and the nearby Snaefellsnes peninsula.

What outdoor activities and attractions are near Borgarnes?

Borgarnes is located in close proximity to various natural attractions and outdoor activities. Some popular options include visiting the nearby Hreppslaug pool, seeing the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls and exploring Hvalfjordur bay.

Are there any hot springs or geothermal pools near Borgarnes?

Yes, there are various hot springs and geothermal pools near Borgarnes, including the Deildartunguhver hot spring, which is the highest-flow hot spring in Europe, and the Hvammsvik Hot Springs, which offers incredible views of Hvalfjordur bay in warm geothermal waters. The town also has its public swimming pool, which is heated by geothermal energy.

How do I get from the international airport to my hotel in Borgarnes?

There are three options to get to your hotel in Borgarnes from Keflavik International Airport. The easiest way is to rent a car at the airport. If you don't have a driving license, you can go to Borgarnes by bus. First, you need to get from Keflavik airport to BSI bus terminal in Reykjavik. From BSI, take a bus to Mjodd station, and from there, you can catch the bus going to Akureyri via Borgarnes. The third and most expensive option is, of course, traveling by taxi.

Is accommodation in Borgarnes good if I want a day tour around the Snaefellsnes Peninsula?

Borgarnes is the perfect place to start your trip to the Snaefellsnes peninsula. Most guided tours begin in Reykjavik, but due to Borgarnes' location, many operators agree to pick up travelers from this city. If you want to be picked up in Borgarnes instead of the capital, inform your tour operator in advance.

Is it necessary to book accommodation in advance in Borgarnes?

It is generally recommended to book accommodation in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons or if you have specific preferences. Booking in advance ensures you have a confirmed reservation and allows you to secure your preferred type of accommodation.
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