The tiny town of Borgarnes is the gateway to West Iceland, where many of the early Viking settlers made their home, landing here more than a thousand years ago.
Borgarnes sits on a pretty peninsula overlooking the broad waters of Borgarfjordur.
We usually arrive there around 5-6 pm, crossing the fjord over the second-longest bridge in Iceland, with stunning views to enjoy on both sides of the waters.
Look out for Hafnarfjall (the Harbor Mountain) in daylight and the Northern Lights on dark, clear nights.
From here, it’s not far to reach the Snaefellsnes peninsula or the Viking heartlands of Reykholt and Husafell.
Borgarnes is rich in Saga history, with ancient tales told in the Settlement Center. In addition, you will find an excellent restaurant located there, in one of the oldest houses in Borgarnes.
There are many other enticing restaurants and cafés like Kaffi Kyrrd, where you can enjoy a variety of tasty traditional Icelandic dishes. Ask us for our top tips!