Borgarnes town

Borgarnes town

 
Borgarnes town, in a scenic setting on a rocky promontory jutting out from the northern shore of Borgarfjörđur Fjord. It is a commercial centre for a large farming area with various services and light industries. There is a small harbour but no fishing fleet, unlike in most other coastal towns and villages. The town park, Skallagrímsgarđur, is well laid out in a hollow among the rock ridges. In the park is found the traditionally reputed, grave mound of Skallagrimur Kveldúlfsson, the first settler in this district about the year 900. There is no evidence that the site is authentic. Among places of interest in Borgarnes is the Settlement Centre, - Landnámssetriđ. This exhibition provides an insight into the settlement of Iceland in the 9th century..