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Viking Wonders and Family Fun
 
For anyone wanting to get in touch with nature in Iceland, the small but lively town of Borgarnes is the perfect place. 
 
Situated just off the ring road, the cosy Borgarnes HI Hostel has friendly staff in an unbeatable location.
 
Highlights of this scenic town - one of the country's first settlement areas - include Skallagrímsgarður public park, The Settlement Center and Borg á Mýrum, a historical homestead featured in Egil's Saga. Enjoy the great Borgarnes thermal pool and a nice meal in one of the town's restaurants. And be sure to visit the family-run Steðji microbrewery for some strawberry beer, located about a 20 minutes' drive from the town. 
 

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We are proud to support our community with offering local breakfast and organic every change we get.

Hostel Facilities
• Family rooms available                  • Common room(s)                • Cycle storage
• Free WiFi   • Two self-catering kitchen           
         

 

GPS: 64.538054, -21.921340099999952

Borgarnes is about an hour's drive from Reykjavík on the ring road towards the west.

Public transport: Daily bus no. 57 from Reykjavík to Akureyri passes Borgarnes on its route.

Parking: We have plenty of free parking onsite.

At Borgarnes
  • Walk around town. Spend some time in the beautiful and somewhat hidden bay Englendingavík (Bay of the English), which is surprisingly sheltered from wind and offers great photo opportunities.  
  • Get to know Skallagrímsgarður public park that plays an important role in Egil's Saga, as the burial mound of Skallagrímur Kveldúlfsson, Egil's father, is located there. 
  • The public pool in Borgarnes is particularly child-friendly with three water slides and three hot pots. 
  • The Settlement Center is by itself a good reason to visit Borgarnes, teeming with tales from Egil's Saga, one of the better-known Icelandic sagas, and facts about the settlement of Iceland in the 9th century. We recommend the restaurant by the Settlement Center. 
 
 
In the Borgarnes Area 
  • Enjoy a full day of sightseeing, exploring the natural wonders of Borgarfjörður such as Deildartunguhver hot spring, the Barnafoss and Hraunfossar waterfalls, the Reykholt historical site and the recreational area of Húsafell, a leafy paradise close to glaciers and the highlands.
  • Another day full of interest entails a drive to lake Skorradalsvatn where it is possible to fish if you have purchased the Fishing Card. This beautiful area is characterized by birch trees and a serene atmosphere. From here, head to Hvalfjörður fjord and hike up to Glymur, Iceland's highest waterfall with stunning views along the way.
  • Borgarnes is also a perfect hub for a full day adventure at Snæfellsnes peninsula to view the wonders of the national park, spectacular lava formations, rich birdlife, towering mountains and different kinds of beaches and sea cliffs, all under the majestic Snæfellsjökull glacier/volcano. 
 
Borgarnes HI Hostel is well suited to serve groups and provides quality, secure and affordable accommodation to all types of groups. 
The hostel welcomes group up to 50 people all year round.

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Borgarnes_HI_Hostel_Iceland_factsheetFacilities and Services for Groups
Private & multi-shared rooms.
Free WiFi.
Dorm rooms and private rooms.
Bed linen & towels included.
Lounge area.
Self-catering facilities, kitchen and dining area.
Wheelchair access.

 
Meals
Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be arranged.
A packed breakfast or lunch is available for advance bookings.
 
Rent-A-Hostel
You can book the hostel for your group. 
We will be happy to discuss the options available to you and your group.
 

Book your Daytour with us

  • Sea Kayaking Day Tour

    This kayaking day trip will take you sea kayaking on the serene and beautiful Hvalfjörður fjord. This deep fjord is framed in by mountains that stretch from the sea up to more than 1000 metres.

  • Lava Cave, Thermal Pool and Waterfalls

    Víðgelmir, lava cave, is one of the world's largest known caves and is situated in the Hallmundarhraun lava field in West Iceland.

  • Into the Glacier

    Langjökull Ice Cave Tour. Explore the world's first and biggest man-made ice cave at Langjökull glacier, the second largest glacier in Iceland.

  • The Wonders of Snæfellsnes

    Visit a world of diversity at Snæfellsnes penisula on a day trip from Reykjavík. Includes a magical glacier, ocean views, fishing villages and white and black sand beaches.

  • Glacier Walk and Northern Lights

    On this amazing day tour you will be guided through the labyrinth of a glacier tongue, and have a delicious lamb soup dinner at a farm before a northern lights hunt.

  • Food and Farm

    In the spirit of slow travel. Get an insight into the life on a typical Icelandic farm, taste local treats and enjoy the stunning scenery at an easy going pace.

  • Taste of Nature

    Culinary experience in Iceland and a treat for all the senses, with short hikes and savour the local food.

  • Cave Explorer

    Scheduled lava caving tour for individuals and small groups to Víðgelmir lava tube in West Iceland.

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