Blábjörg Resort



Blábjörg Resort

Blábjörg Resort is located in the idyllic fishing village of Bakkagerði in Borgarfjörður eystri, East Iceland, and is based in a renovated old fish factory. Surrounded by beautiful mountains and unique nature, a variety of hiking trails and outdoor activities can be found there both during summer and winter seasons. Rising out of the village is the mystical Elf City, Álfaborg, from where the elves watch over the town and its visitors. Hafnarhólmi, the puffin colony, is buzzing with bird life from early April to middle of August and is unique to experience.  

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Amenities

  • Shared bathroom
  • Private bathroom
  • Apartment
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna / Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Cooking facilities
  • Charging station
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Laundry facilities/service
  • Walking / Hiking trails
  • Northern lights service
  • Clean and Safe

In the area

  • Hiking, biking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, snowshoe rent, kayaking, and bird watching
  • Restaurant, bar, café, sauna, hot tubs and a grocery shop in Bakkagerði (0 km)
  • Puffin platform in Hafnarhólmi (15.04-10.08)
  • Víknaslóðir, Stórurð and Dyrfjöll beautiful hiking areas
  • Egilsstaðir 70 km
  • Seyðisfjörður village (ferry Norræna) 100 km
  • Dyrfjöll, Stórurð, Innra-Hvanngil in Njarðvík

Accommodation

At Blábjörg, there is a variety of options available for your stay. Blábjörg features a guesthouse with shared facilities, hotel rooms with private facilities, luxury apartments, restaurant, and a spa. Frystiklefinn, our restaurant, puts great effort in including fresh local ingredients in all our dishes. Musteri Spa offers a variety of treatments, both for your body and spirit.

Blábjörg Resort offers 11 small but cozy rooms with 3 shared bathrooms, together with the new hotel building with 9 deluxe double rooms all with private bathrooms, balconies, and picturesque views. In addition, we offer 4 self-contained apartments, 2 studio apartments with sea view, a 2-bedroom apartment and a 3-bedroom apartment.

 
Board

Breakfast is included in your stay and is served at Frystiklefinn restaurant in Blábjörg and is available from 07:00-10:00 every day.
Frystiklefinn Restaurant has a menu that offers variety of dishes and there are also examples of group menus available.

 
Service and recreation

When staying at Blábjörg Resort you get a discounted price of the entrance to Musteri Spa. It is open every day from 13:00-22:00.
There is a possibility of renting kayak or mountain bikes in the village during summertime, and in winter you can rent cross country skis as well as snowshoes for recreation.
Blábjörg runs its own brewery, KHB Brewery & Taproom, on site and offers guided tours with a taste of its products, and in the evening the taproom is open to everyone.

Both short and long hiking trails are around Borgarfjörður eystri and the neighbouring areas. Further information on available options and a hiking map can be found at the resort and other places, such as the grocery store.

In Hafnarhólmi Puffin colony, you can find a wonderful birdwatching scenery, in 5 km distance from the village. Hafnarhólmi offers an up-close and personal encounter with the Puffin. The puffin is visible in Hafnarhólmi from 10th of April until around 10th of August.
The nearest town is Egilsstaðir (70 km / 43 mi) where you'll find various tourist services and scheduled domestic flight services. Seyðisfjörður, where ferry Norræna stops, is 100 km / 62 mi away. There is a daily transport (Mon-Fri) from Borgarfjörður to Egilsstaðir, leaving the camp site in Borgarfjörður at 08:00am and from Egilsstaðir camp site at 12:00pm.

If you are in the need of filling up your electric driven car, there is a charging station located next to the public WC at the parking by Álfaborg. The charging station is for Type 2 electric cars. Charging is free of charge, but it is takes time to charge.

Northern Lights at your doorstep!

Iceland is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern 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 of your winter trip in Iceland. They are visible all from end of August until around middle of April, when it starts getting too bright out in the night, as Iceland has 24hrs of sunlight during summer.
You can maximise your chances of seeing the Northern Lights by staying at a Northern Lights friendly accommodation. Being Northern Lights friendly means that the accommodation is located a bit remotely and the lights in the town are not affecting the Northern Lights visibility

 
A paradise for hikers and nature enthusiasts

From Borgarfjörður eystri emerges a 10-km /6.2-mi-long valley with astoundingly beautiful mountains on either side. Most prominent are the Dyrfjöll mountains, luring hikers and nature lovers alike. Blábjörg is well suited to those who love hiking, whether along the beach, through a quiet valley or in the mountains. Nearly 30 marked trails are in the neighbouring area, around 150 km /93.2 mi in total, which offer endless opportunities to enjoy magnificent nature, tranquillity, and the unique light characteristic of northern regions.

 
Víknaslóðir – one of the country's most popular outdoor areas

Across the heaths and mountain passes south of Borgafjörður eystri lie enchanting trails to the once inhabited areas in Víkur and Loðmundarfjörður, an area with widespread settlements up until the middle of the 20th century, now one of the most popular hiking and camping areas in Northeast Iceland. A trail for 4x4 vehicles to town Húsavík and fjord Loðmundarfjörður is open from July to September. This is an ideal area for hikers, be it a short-day trip or a longer trip with backpack and tents. Organised guided hiking tours of up to six days are offered a few times every summer. A good hiking map is available.

 
Dyrfjöll, Stórurð, Innra-Hvanngil in Njarðvík

The Dyrfjöll mountains take their name from a prominent pass in the mountain cliff Dyr. To the west under Dyr is Stórurð, a magical natural phenomenon varied with rocks, green ponds and grassy hollows, remnants of a glacier in the last ice age. Stórurð (a day's journey) can be approached from several places, via marked trails, e.g., from Bakkagerði and Vatnsskarð (where the road leads to Borgafjörður eystri). Innra-Hvanngil, quite deep in Njarðvík (10 km / 6.2 mi) is also well worth a visit; you can drive a short way up by the ravine and then take a gentle hike into the ravine itself which is an unusually colourful and charming world of rhyolite and basalt.

 
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