Blábjörg Guesthouse

Blábjörg Guesthouse

A guesthouse in a renovated old fish factory in Bakkagerði, a small fishing village in Borgarfjörður eystri, Northeast Iceland. Offers 11 bright and comfortable double rooms sharing three bathrooms and 4 apartments. Sauna and hot tubs. Beautiful fjord views. A great number of marked walking/hiking trails. An excellent location to enjoy rare natural beauty and bird life in these parts.

Open from February 1st to November 1st (in October open only from Friday to Sunday).

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  • Shared bathroom
  • Apartment
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna / Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Cooking facilities
  • Charging station
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Laundry facilities/service
  • Northern lights service
  • Dogs allowed

In the area

  • Hiking, kayaking and bird watching
  • Restaurant/café, sauna, hot tubs and a grocery shop in Bakkagerði (0 km)
  • Puffin platform in Hafnarhólmi (15.04-10.08)
  • Stórurð and Dyrfjöll beautiful hiking area
  • Egilsstaðir 70 km
  • Seyðisfjörður village (ferry Norræna) 100 km


Wide range of accommodation all from rooms with shared facilities to luxury apartments for the whole family.

We offer 11 DBL/Twin rooms, bright and comfortable with made up beds and 3x shared bathrooms. A fully equipped kitchen and a living room with TV/DVD, toys, and games for the children.

The luxury apartments are in total 4; 2x studio apartments with ocean view that come with double bed and a sofa bed. The larger apartments, 1 x 2-bedroom and 1 x 3-bedroom, do not have the ocean view, are fully equipped with private facilities, kitchen, and a dish washer. The larger apartment, 3-bedroom, has 2 bathrooms and a washing machine for your use. The seating area in the apartments all have a flat screen TV and an outside patio.

Seating area with flat screen TV. Washing machine. Outside patio. Free Wi-Fi. Easy wheelchair access. Laundry facilities. Spa & Wellness center.


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 Guesthouse you get a discounted price of the entrance to Musteri Spa. It is open every day from 15:00-22:00.
There is a possibility of renting kayak or mountain bikes in the village, as well as our KHB Brewery will start operating in the upcoming season.

Both short and long hiking trails around Borgarfjörður eystri and the neighbouring areas. Cycling. Further information on available options and a hiking map at the guesthouse and other places, such as the supermarket.

In Hafnarhólmi Puffin colony, you can find a wonderful birdwatching scenery, in 5 km distance from the village. Hafnarhólmi offers an upclose 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.

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 to 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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