​European Destination of Excellence

Borgarfjörður eystri offers you a chance to experience a genuine Icelandic fishing village with a small boat fishery, which is quite different from the large-scale fisheries that are more prominent in Iceland.

You will be in contact with a close community of people renowned for their hospitality. Their local cuisine consists of high quality ingredients from the region, such as the fish brought in fresh every day. In addition, the harbour has the best access to puffins in Iceland, where you can observe the birds from a distance of two metres.

With a total population of only 130 inhabitants, the area has plenty to offer, including some of the most populated elfin settlements in Iceland and a tremendous variety of hiking routes. Not only does the area boast a spectacular landscape, a dream for every outdoor enthusiast, but also a good range of accommodation and services. There is great natural beauty in the area, as it is still untouched by mass tourism.

If you wish to experience untouched wilderness and a pristine landscape in the peace of fjords and inlets, Borgarfjörður eystri is the place to visit.

More info: borgarfjordureystri.is.

 

 

Borgarfjörður eystri

Walking & Hiking
Walking & Hiking

170 km of marked trails

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See the Reindeer
See the Reindeer

Only in the East

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Birdwatching
Birdwatching

Home of the Puffin

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Experience local Agriculture
Experience local Agriculture

Experience local Argiculture

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The Icelandic Horse
The Icelandic Horse

The real horse of the Vikings

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Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland

Experience real Artic Winter

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Unpredictable Weather
Unpredictable Weather

Bring sunscreen - and your raincoat

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The Village
The Village

Take your time, relax and blend with the locals

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Black Beaches
Black Beaches

Endless opportunities

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Old style Icelandic
Old style Icelandic

Lindarbakki turf house

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Music Events
Music Events

Bræðslan music festival in July

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Hiking Huts
Hiking Huts

High quality huts for Hikers

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Stórurð
Stórurð

The most beautiful hiking trail in Iceland

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Birdwatching Platforms
Birdwatching Platforms

Bring your camera with you

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Blueflag Marina
Blueflag Marina

Visit our beautiful marina

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Unique Geology
Unique Geology

A place like nowhere else

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Hiking Map
Hiking Map

Guide yourself around the area

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Arctic Sunlight
Arctic Sunlight

Sunlight all day during the summer

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Real Fishing Village
Real Fishing Village

Enjoy the catch of the day

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