Borgarfjörður eystri

Borgarfjörður eystri is a small village in the East of Iceland with the population of around 150 people. The village is located by a small fjord with the same name, facing the open ocean to north east. The fjord is surrounded by beautiful mountains that are believed to be the oldest mountains in Iceland, roughly about ten to fifteen million years old.

Borgarfjörður eystri is about 70 km east from Egilsstaðir. The Borgarfjörður region is known for its great natural beauty. Borgarfjörður is famous for the good hiking trails to the deserted fjords and coves, Víkur and to Loðmundarfjörður. The area is a Hiker's Paradise.

Borgarfjörður is the home of the Queen of Elves. You can walk to the Álfaborg "Elves Castle" where the Queen of the Icelandic elves holds her court. Go to Álfacafé and try the local fish-dishes, visit the fish factory or look at some of the beautiful handicraft by the local people. In Bakkagerði you can stop at Kjarvalsstofa where the years that Johannes Kjarval stayed at Borgarfjörður are shown in pictures and texts.

In Borgarfjörður, there are excellent facilities for bird-watching. A special hide at the harbour from which over twenty species have been sighted at once. At Hafnarhólmi by the harbour for small boats are among Iceland’s best facilities for bird watching, in particular to see puffins close up and kittiwakes.

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