David Noton

Borgarbyggð

Buzzy Borgarnes and its broad Borgarfjörður were the landing zone for several famous Icelandic settlers. Inland, up the river-twined valley, you'll find fecund farms with deep history leading to powerful stone-strewn lava tubes and highlands, the gateway to the ice caps beyond.

Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Borgarbyggð.