Bjarg Borgarnes

Bjarg Borgarnes

A small and cosy family-run guesthouse at a beautiful location by the ocean, on the outskirts of town Borgarnes. The town is the service- and shopping centre of this Southwest Iceland region, located 74 km / 46 mi from capital Reykjavík. The guesthouse is a renovated farmhouse on an old farm. The surroundings are peaceful, but all services are very close by. You can enjoy many outdoor activities and day tours in the region and beyond. Open all year.  

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  • Shared bathroom
  • Private bathroom
  • Family rooms 3+
  • Cottage
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cooking facilities
  • TV in rooms
  • Golf course nearby
  • Walking / Hiking trails
  • Northern lights service
  • Dogs allowed
  • Clean and Safe

In the area

  • Borgarnes 1 km
  • Restaurant 1-3 km
  • The Settlement Centre 2.5 km
  • Swimming pool 2 km
  • Golf 3 km
  • Snæfellsnes peninsula
  • Reykholt 42 km


A guesthouse in buildings once served as stables, barns and poultry houses, but have been totally renewed and tastefully decorated.  One ideal family room with 4 beds, private bathroom and kitchen facilities. Also a private wing with one double room and two family rooms (double bed and bunk bed), shared bathrooms and kitchen facilities.

The third option is a private house behind the farm, with two double / twin rooms, a sofa bed, a bathroom, a well-equipped kitchen and dining room, and with a wonderful view over the Borgarfjörður fjord.
All rooms have a TV and free Wi-Fi.


The breakfast buffet is served in the guesthouse’s dining hall. Guests will find diners and restaurants, as well as supermarkets, in town.

Service and recreation

Many interesting hiking routes close to town and around the region. Day tours to many of the most popular attractions, and west to the Snæfellsnes peninsula (Eldborg crater, 40 km / 25 mi; Snæfellsjökull National Park, 120 km / 74.5 mi). You can visit some of the town’s interesting museums, such as the Settlement Centre and the Edduveröld Exhibition on Norse mythology. A large swimming pool at the centre of town. An 18-hole golf course, Hamarsvöllur, just outside town limits (3 km / 1.8 mi). Ölvaldsstaðir rents out horses to riders of any age (8.5 km / 5 mi).

Northern Lights at your doorstep!

Iceland is one of the best places in the world to see the Northen Lights. On clear, crisp winter nights in Iceland, you can experience the Aurora dancing magically across the sky. Seeing the Northern Lights would be the cherry on top on top of your winter trip in Iceland. You can maximise your chances of seeing the Northern Lights by staying at a Northern Lights friendly accommodation. Being Northern Lights friendly means they offer some extra services in regards to the Northern Lights. We offer our guests hot blankets and hot chocolate to warm up to while watching the Auroras.

Norðurárdalur valley, Glanni waterfall, and Grábrók crater

Bjarg is ideal for those who intend to tour Borgarfjörður. The “Ring Road” (the colloquial name for the circumnavigating highway no 1) passes through Borgarnes and continues north along Norðurárdalur valley, where the University of Bifröst stands in truly unique surroundings formed by volcanic activity long before the settlement. Here you will find one of Iceland’s most famous salmon river, Norðurá, and waterfall Glanni. There are many interesting hikes to try out in this realm, such as up crater Grábrók, right by the Ring Road (170 m / 557 ft.).

Hraunfossar waterfall, Húsafell, glacier tours, lava caves

The Hraunfossar waterfall (56 km / 35 mi) is an ever-popular subject for photographers and a truly beautiful part of nature. Húsafell (58 km / 36 mi) is a popular outdoor area and pit stop, where you can have an unforgettable day close to where Iceland’s highlands take over from the region’s grassy valleys. This is a tempting area for hikers and mountaineers, and you can go on glacier tours and explore the region’s caves.

The past meets the present

The town Borgarnes is lively and quaint. The Settlement Centre has a permanent exhibition on Iceland’s settlement in the 9th and 10th centuries, and guests can also learn about poet and Viking Egill Skallagrímsson. He grew up at farm Borg, close to Borgarnes. At the Edduveröld Exhibition, guests can learn about Norse mythology. What we know about heathen Iceland and Norse mythology is largely thanks to Snorri Sturluson (1179 – 1241), a scholar and author who lived in Reykholt (40 km / 25 mi), where you can visit Snorrastofa, a cultural and medieval centre.

Hosts: Heiður Hörn, Þorsteinn and family


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