A hiking paradise, an easily accessible puffin colony and some elves and hidden people make Borgarfjörður Eystri a magical destination
The Hostel in Borgarfjörður Eystri is situated in the small town Bakkagerði, with appr. 150 inhabitants. Borgarfjörður has an extremely beautiful surrounding area and majestic mountains. Bakkagerði offers services like a grocery shop, gas station, restaurant and a post office. In the area there are many beautiful marked hiking routes. There are various possibilities of hiking tours, day tours or tours that take up to 5 days. The altarpiece in the church at Bakkagerði is made by the famous Icelandic painter Jóhannes S. Kjarval. In Bakkagerði is also a museum dedicated to his work as he spent a lot of his time painting in Borgarfjörður Eystri.
Opening times (over the year): January 1st - December 31st
Húsey 73 km (ca. 1 hour) - Seyðisfjörður 92 km (ca. 1 hour 10 min) - Reyðarfjörður 95 km (ca. 1 hour 10 min) - Ytra Lón 215 km (ca. 2 hours 50 min)
Distance from Reykjavík
691 km (ca. 8 hours 5 min)