Borgarnes attractions

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 Landmark in Borgarnes

Borg á Mýrum

The Borg á Mýrum farm, 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 farmstead…
Sculpture in Borgarnes


Þorgerður Brák was Egil's nursemaid, thought to be a Celtic slave. In one of the more dramatic moments in Egil's Saga, she heroically saves Egil's life (from an attempted crime of passion, by his own father, Skallag…
Museum in Borgarnes

Borgarfjördur Museum

This small municipal museum has an engaging exhibit on the story of children in Iceland over the last 100 years. It's told through myriad photographs and found items, and though it's accompanied by English translati…
Park in Borgarnes


The Settlement Museum has marked sites featured in Egil’s Saga with cairns, including Skallagrímsgarður, the burial mound of the father and son of saga hero Egil Skallagrímsson. Find it in this small park.
Church in Borgarnes


Borgarnes' quaint church stands watch on a hill in the centre of town.
Viewpoint in Borgarnes

Viewing Disc

This hilltop disc labels the peaks all around.