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Borgarnes Destination Guide

Explore Borgarnes in Iceland

Borgarnes in the region of West with its 1,783 inhabitants is a town in Iceland - some 28 mi or ( 45 km ) North of Reykjavík , the country's capital city .

Interactive map of Borgarnes

Current time in Borgarnes is now 11:41 PM (Wednesday) . The local timezone is named " Atlantic/Reykjavik " with a UTC offset of 0 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Sauðárkrókur, Akureyri, Selfoss, Reykjavík, and Leira. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Sauðárkrókur . We saw some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Where to go and what to see in Borgarnes ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Big Salmon on hitch on Langá River, Iceland

8:51 min by SteelheaderDK
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Hitching salmon on Langá River, Iceland. Salmon fishing when it is best!! ..

Deadmau5 - Finished Symphony VS Midnight Train

7:00 min by filename84
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Midnight Train by Journey VS Finished Symphony Remix by Deadmau5 Mashup ..

Iceland, West Coast, Snowing In Summer

1:06 min by CumulusGranitis
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Iceland, Driving In Storm (sleet, snow and high winds) north of Akranes, on west coast. ..

Iceland, YHA Hamar 360deg Panoramic View

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Iceland, West Coast at HI Hamar, 360deg panoramic view from the YHA at Hamar Golf Course. ..

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Interesting facts about this location


Borgarbyggð is a municipality of various amalgamated populated rural areas in the West or Vesturland region of Iceland. The biggest township in the municipality is that of Borgarnes, which has a population of 1,763 inhabitants. Other densely populated areas in the municipality of Borgarbyggð are the village campus of Bifröst University, and the agricultural center of Varmaland.

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Located at 64.54 -21.92 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: Municipalities of Iceland


Borgarnes is a town located on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjörður in Iceland. It has a population of 1,763 (as of January 2011). The town is located 60 km north of the capital Reykjavík and is connected to other places in Iceland through the second largest bridge in Iceland, Borgarfjarðarbrú. Borgarnes is the biggest town in the Borgarbyggð municipality.

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Located at 64.53 -21.92 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Populated places in Iceland, Populated places on Iceland's Route 1

Western Region, Iceland

Western Region is one of the traditional eight regions of Iceland, located on the western side of the island. The biggest town in the region is Akranes, with a population of 6300.

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Located at 64.53 -21.92 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
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Borgarfjarðarbrú is the second longest bridge in Iceland, after Skeiðarárbrú. It crosses Borgarfjörður, linking Borgarnes to Route 1 (the Ring Road) and connecting the town with other parts of Iceland. It spans 520 m and was opened on 13 September 1981. Repairs on the bridge started on 16 August 2012, leaving only one lane open, controlling traffic using traffic lights.

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Located at 64.53 -21.89 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
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Borg á Mýrum

Borg á Mýrum is an ancient farm and church estate due west of Borgarnes township. Its recorded history reaches back to the settlement of Iceland. One of the country's original settlers was Skallagrímur Kveldúlfsson, who claimed the area around Borg as his land, built a farm and made his home there. His son Egill Skallagrímsson then continued to live and farm at Borg á Mýrum. Today there is a monument to Egill at Borg.

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Located at 64.56 -21.92 (Lat./Long.); Less than 3 km away
Tags: Populated places in Iceland