You’re in good company in this beautiful region: around 100 friendly locals populate the village of Borgarfjörður Eystri, tourists pass through to enjoy the surrounds, birdlife pays a visit for a few months each year, and even royal elves call the area home
This tour is tailored to depart from the town of Egilsstaðir. We can tailor it upon request.
You’re in good company in this beautiful region: around 100 friendly locals populate the village of Borgarfjörður Eystri, tourists pass through to enjoy the surrounds, birdlife pays a visit for a few months each year, and even royal elves call the area home. True! You can visit the central hill known as Álfaborg – the name translates as the ‘Elves’ Castle’, and the queen of the Icelandic elves allegedly resides here with her court.
The 1 hour drive from Egilsstaðir to Borgarfjörður winds through some exceptional viewing points, over and around the mountains, until it reaches the small bubble of civilization. Follow the road through town and after about 5km you’ll reach a small fishing harbor. Here, at Hafnarhólmi, is some of the best bird-watching in the country, including easy close-up viewing of puffins and kittiwakes.
Local fish in one of the town cafes. Fish soup is a Borgarfjörður favorite!
From our pickup location we make our way to the town during the drive your guide will tell you folk stories and stories about the locals. we will make a few stops during the drive to and from the town but first and foremost we love to go and see the puffins.
This private tour will give you a unique view of the locals in Borgarfjörður and enjoy the nature.
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✓ Private transportation
✓ Bottled water
✓ Private guide
✓ Pickup and drop-off in Egilsstaðir area
What to bring
✓ Clothes suitable for weather conditions
✓ Good shoes please do not wear any footwear with open toes
✓ Your Good mood
✓ Your phone and and tag us #easthighlanders
All tours are undertaken on the respinsibility of its participants. East Highlanders does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions.
Pickup and drop-off
Traveler pickup is offered in Egilsstaðir and Seyðisfjörður
It's a private tour and the driver will call when he arrives at the pickup point.
For other pickup points please contact us
Returns to original departure point
What to expect
Duratition: 5 hours
Difficulty level: easy
Departure: upon request
Language: English, Icelandic