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Top Choice Museum in Borgarnes

Settlement Centre

Housed in an imaginatively restored warehouse by the harbour, the must-see Settlement Centre offers fascinating insights into the history of Icelandic settlement and the Saga era. The museum is divided into two exhi…
Top Choice Cave in Langjökull & Kaldidalur Corridor

Into the Glacier

This enormous (300m-long) human-made tunnel and series of caves head into Langjökull glacier at 1260m above sea level. The glistening, LED-lit tunnel and caves opened in 2015 and contain exhibitions, a cafe and even…
Top Choice Glacier in Langjökull & Kaldidalur Corridor

Langjökull

The Langjökull ice cap is the second largest glacier in Iceland, and the closest major glacier to Reykjavík. It's accessed from the 4WD Kaldidalur or Kjölur tracks, and its closest access village in West Iceland is …
Top Choice Landmark in Borgarnes

Borg á Mýrum

The farm, Borg á Mýrum, just northwest of Borgarnes on Rte 54, is the site where Skallagrímur Kveldúlfsson, Egil's father, made his farm at settlement. The farm is named for the large rock (borg) behind the farmstea…
Top Choice Clothing in Borgarnes

Ullarselið

Find your way to off-the-beaten-path village Hvanneyri, 12km east of Borgarnes, and in among fjordside homes you'll find this fantastic wool centre. Handmade sweaters, scarves, hats and blankets share space with ske…
Top Choice International in Borgarnes

Settlement Centre Restaurant

The Settlement Centre’s restaurant, set in a light-filled room built into the rock face, is airy, upbeat and one of the region's best bets for food. Choose from traditional Icelandic and international eats (lamb, fi…
Top Choice Market in Borgarnes

Ljómalind

A longstanding collaboration between local producers, this packed farmers market sits at the edge of town near the roundabout. It stocks everything from fresh dairy from Erpsstaðir and organic meat to locally made b…
Top Choice Cave in Hallmundarhraun

Viðgelmir – the Cave

The easiest lava tube to visit, and the largest in Iceland, 1100-year-old, 1.5km-long Viðgelmir is located on private property near the farmstead Fljótstunga. It sparkles with ever-changing rock formations and has a…
Top Choice Waterfall in Húsafell

Hraunfossar

The name of this spectacular waterfall translates to 'Lava Field Waterfall' because the crystalline water streams out from below the lava field all around. Walk a little further on the marked trail to reach Barnafos…
Top Choice Icelandic in Húsafell

Hótel Húsafell

The outstanding restaurant in this chic hotel serves creative Icelandic cuisine showcasing superb ingredients and refined presentation. Art is the original work of local artist Páll Guðmundsson, and spectacular view…