Borgarnes travel guide

Borgarnes Tourism | Borgarnes Guide

You're Going to Love Borgarnes

With a population of 1,759, Borgarnes is a must-see destination in West, Iceland. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Borgarnes

Borgarnes in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 76
1 night at 3-star hotel
Borgarnes in January
Estimated hotel price
C$ 76
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Borgarnes in July, when the average temperature is 11 °C, and the highest can go up to 15 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -4 °C, with an average temperature of -1 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in September, when precipitation is around 100 mm. In contrast, May is usually the driest month of the year in Borgarnes, with an average rainfall of 30 mm.

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How to Get to Borgarnes


Although Borgarnes doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Reykjavik Domestic (RKV), which is located 45 km from Borgarnes.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Borgarnes.


Another option to get to Borgarnes is to pick up a car rental from Reykjavik, which is about 43 km from Borgarnes. You’ll find branches of Fair Car and Sixt, among others, in Reykjavik.

Airports near Borgarnes

Airlines serving Borgarnes

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,500 reviews)
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Air France
Good (494 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (305 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,193 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,026 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (131 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (491 reviews)
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Singapore Airlines
Excellent (477 reviews)
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Japan Airlines
Excellent (578 reviews)
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LATAM Airlines
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Where to stay in Borgarnes

Average rates range from around C$ 226 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 508 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Helgugata Guesthouse and Borgarnes Hi Hostel.

Where to stay in popular areas of Borgarnes

Most booked hotels in Borgarnes

Fossatún Country Hotel
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 126+
Hótel Hafnarfjall
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 144+
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Renting a car in Borgarnes

Expect to pay C$ 3.16 per litre in Borgarnes (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 37.90 and C$ 50.53.