Borgarnes Town | A Wholesome Trip to The Majestic Town in West Iceland

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Iceland is nothing short of the heavenly descriptions that are written in holy scriptures. Iceland is brimming with the natural wealth of flora and fauna. At almost every few kilometers, you can spot towns and lands that define horizons of beauty. Borgarnes is one such town situated on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjörður. The town is considered a cultural hub by the locals. Tourists and explorers around the globe hold this place close to their hearts for its aura.

Borgarnes village and Hafnarfjall mountain in west Iceland

Explore around Borgarnes

Borgarnes town is located at a distance of 75 kilometers from Reykjavík City Centre and is often the first stop on a trip around Iceland or to Snæfellsnes Peninsula. You can take the ring road or route 1 to reach here. You can also plan a detour through Glymur, which is the second tallest waterfall in Iceland. You can hike to the top of the waterfall which stands at a height of 650 feet. There are three other well known waterfalls near the town of Borgarnes, Glanni, Hraunfossar, and Barnafossar. The waterfalls are serene and turbulent. Hikers and explorers love these waterfalls for their aesthetic beauty.

Skallagrímsgarður is a small public park situated in the middle of Borgarnes. You can sit and relax here for some rejuvenation away from the tensed mainstream life. There are so many different kinds of birds that you would find here. There is a swimming pool in the Skallagrímsgarður park where you can make a quick stop. Snæfellsnes Peninsula is another amazing place that you can explore around Borgarnes. Exquisite beaches, ancient villages, and intricate folklore among other things can be explored in Snæfellsnes Peninsula. The peninsula is rich in rock formations and waterfalls. You can make an elaborate trip to engage in sea life and bird watching. Photographers from around the world visit this part of Iceland to capture through their lens the ecstatic beauty of Borgarnes Town and the areas around it. The town is believed to be established over a millennium ago during Iceland’s earliest days. Two museums, the Settlement Centre and the Centre for Puppet Arts are also located here. The exhibitions are also held here which would be quite fascinating for children.

Borgarnes village and Hafnarfjall mountain in west Iceland

When to Visit Borgarnes

Borgarens is a popular travel destination in all seasons. Snow-capped mountains and solid glaciers are truly captivating in winters. Ice skating and other snow-related sports can also be played around November to January. Packing a sturdy jacket and boots with an excellent grip is mandatory in any season. They would keep you warm and help in covering long distances on uneven grounds and slopes. Do follow weather forecasts consistently. Winters in Iceland can be bad as some frequent snowstorms and tides can get dangerous. Make sure you pack the snacks high on vitamin D as Iceland is low on sunshine during winters.

Places to Stay around Borgarnes

The town of Borgarnes offers various options to lodge around the proximity.  Egils Guesthouse can be a great choice as they offer some amazing fjord views and complimentary wifi. You can specifically make a stop here if you are low on budget. They have spacious rooms with all the facilities. There are dormitories and rooms available on a sharing basis. Egils Guesthouse-Kaupangur is another good alternative if you have a large group of friends. They have separate spaces for cooking. If you are looking for a more luxury accommodation, were recommend hotel Hamar or B59. You can also plan a tour from Reykjavík City where there are ample places to stay. You will easily find a pre-planned tour to Borgarnes covering all waterfalls and peninsulas in between. If you want to personalize a tour, rent a car and self drive. The vehicle should be chosen as per the size of your group and luggage.

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