Information about Borgarnes

Borgarnes is a town of less than 2000 people, located on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjörður.  It's a commerce centre for a large part of western Iceland.

Borgarnes' main industry is service and commerce. It is near to many natural attractions and the view over the fjord and its mountains is highly scenic. The river Hvítá runs through this valley but should not be confused with its namesake, which is the home of Gullfoss and one of Iceland's major rafting rivers. Among major cultural attractions of Borgarnes are the Settlement Centre and the Centre for Puppet Arts. 

For those with children, or wanting to bring out their inner child, we recommend the Bjössaróló environmental playground which Björn Hjörtur Guðmundsson spent years developing, using salvaged materials for all the play equipment. Here you'll find slides built into the surrounding hillocks, many slings, a jungle gym, spinning top and several lookout points. There's also a castle, an old boat, seesaws and a climbing dome. Courting couples have also been attracted to the place. In short, it's renowned as the best playground in the country, a wonderland of endless fun activities. It further gives an excellent view of the sea, so guests can take in the breathtaking scenery.

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Attractions nearby Borgarnes

The Settlement Center

Photo from: The Settlement Centre Facebook.  The Settlement Centre is an exhibition space and museum in Borgarnes, in the west of Iceland, dedic...

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Settlement Center

At the Settlement Center in Borgarnes in West Iceland, you can learn about the age of settlement and about viking and poet and Egill Skallagrimsson ...

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Borg á Mýrum

Borg á Mýrum is a farm and church estate just west of the town of Borgarnes in Iceland.  The estate is especially rich in settleme...

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Borgarfjörður

  Borgarfjordur is a fjord and a district in south western Iceland, by Faxafloi bay. It takes its name from the farm of viking and poet Egill Sk...

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Hvanneyri

Hvanneyri is a small agriculture and church centre in the west of Iceland and can be visited 80 km north of Reykjavik in the municipality of Borgarbyg...

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Álftanes

Álftanes is a town and former municipality in Iceland, located roughly twenty minutes drive from the capital, Reykjavik, on the northeastern ...

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Hvalfjörður

  Hvalfjordur is a fjord in Southwest Iceland. The fjord is approximately 30 km long and 5 km wide. Nature & Landscape The ...

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Akrafjall

Akrafjall is a mountain located on the Akranes Peninsula on the west coast of Iceland. Mount Akrafjall is a lone and eye-catching mountain that ris...

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Bjarteyjarsandur

Bjarteyjarsandur is a family farm in west Iceland, where visitors can enjoy an authentic, rural Icelandic experience. Located in Hvalfjörður...

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Akranes

Akranes is a port town in the west of Iceland, approximately 42 km from Reykjavik, lying at the tip of the peninsula separating Hvalfjörður a...

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Hítardalur

Hitardalur is an ancient manor estate and vicarage in the valley of the same name in West Iceland, close to Borgarnes. History Hitardalur is widel...

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Krauma Spa

Photo from Admission to Krauma Geothermal Baths The Krauma Spa is a geothermal bath and spa resort in West Iceland. It is located near Europe&#...

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Árhver and Vellir

Árhver (and nearby Vellir) is a geological feature which consists of six to eight vents on small sand flats, some slightly elevated but most ...

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Glanni

Glanni is a beautiful waterfall in West Iceland, located close to the Grabrokarhraun lava field and the village Bifrost. Situated nearby, in the mid...

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Valshamar

Valshamar is a vertical cliff in Hvalfjordur in Southwest Iceland, highly popular for rock climbing. The cliff is bolted and offers many great routes...

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West Iceland

  West Iceland is home to Europe's most powerful hot spring, Iceland's most significant lava tube, fascinating glaciers, beautiful water...

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Grábrók

Photo by Regína Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir Grábrók is a volcanic crater east of Lake Hreðavatn in the fjord of Borgarfj...

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Reykholt

  Reykholt in Borgarfjordur district is among the most important historical places in the country. In Reykholt is Snorrastofa, a center for med...

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Snorrastofa

Snorrastofa is a cultural- and research center for medeval studies and the history of Borgarfjordur. The museum is situated in Reykholt, where Snorri...

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Eldborg

  Photo by Regína Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir. Eldborg is a 60 m (197 ft) high volcanic crater, located north of Borgarnes in West I...

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