​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

Old style Icelandic

Lindarbakki turf house