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.

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Nearby Borgarbyggð attractions

1. Borgarneskirkja

0.11 MILES

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

2. Borgarfjördur Museum

0.15 MILES

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…

3. Settlement Centre

0.28 MILES

Housed in an imaginatively restored warehouse by the harbour, the must-see Settlement Centre offers fascinating insights into the history of Icelandic…

4. Brákin

0.29 MILES

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 …

6. Borg á Mýrum

1.52 MILES

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…

7. Saurbæjarkirkja

12.8 MILES

The church at the Saurbær farmstead is worth a look for its beautiful stained-glass work by Gerður Helgadóttir. It is named for Reverend Hallgrímur…

8. War & Peace Museum

12.88 MILES

During WWII Hvalfjörður contained a submarine and warship station and over 20,000 American and British soldiers passed through. This museum houses…