Borgarnes in Borgarfjörður

The Heart & Soul of Iceland’s Cherished Sagas


Whether you’re off to visit Akureyri, the Westfjords, or Snæfellsnes Peninsula, the journey to Iceland’s north always includes a stop in the village of Borgarnes. It’s time to stretch one’s legs, have a bite to eat and soak up nature’s magnificence in this most picturesque spot, where mountains, sea and sky converge… and to take time out for some in-depth exploring of this important historical region that is oft overlooked.

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borgarnes icelandic times 14.07.07 (101)The town offers wealth of activities and services that you would normally not expect to find in urban area of this size. There are museums, restaurants, art galleries, guesthouses and of course one of Iceland’s finest bakeries. So, when you are travelling through Iceland, be sure to take your time and explore this historical district where the Icelandic sagas come to life and the nature consumes you with its quiet grandeur. -EMV

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Swimming pool in Borgarnes