Borgarnes Bed & Breakfast is located right on the water, in the heart of Borgarnes’ historical center, in one of the oldest houses in Borgarnes. While less than 2 minutes off route 1 (the ring road), you'll feel like you're in your own world, yet still able to walk to restaurants, cafes & the city center. The beautiful location, outdoor space, neighborhood and ambiance combine to create a perfect place for couples, groups and solo adventurers. Our license prohibits guest use of our kitchen.
Borgarnes Bed & Breakfast is established and well-known, and has been offering rooms to rent since 2008. We only recently decided to offer rooms on AirBnB due to feedback from our guests. We have lots of experience as AirBnB guests and hosts, and sincerely believe your experience will be a positive one.
Your room, named Áma, at about 30 sq. m. (about 300 sq. ft.), is by far our largest guest room. It features four single beds that can be pushed together to form two large double beds, or separated if you prefer four single beds. The linens are high-quality cotton damask with down comforters.
Guests have access to three shared bathrooms. One bathroom is across the guest lounge and round hallway from your room (about 5-6 meters), and the second one on this level is 3-4 meters down the hallway past this one. The third bathroom is on our upper level.
In addition to the guest lounge near the lower entrance, guests have access to much more space upstairs. This space includes a large living and dining room, with couches, tables and chairs, overlooking the garden, backyard, and sea. Yes, you can walk to the island during low tide, if you are so inclined. The tide comes in rather quickly, so please pay attention, otherwise you will meet our local rescue squad. :)
Hot water and coffee are in the first room past the kitchen, and there is a small guest refrigerator if you need to keep something cool. There is a microwave in the cabinet above the oven, as well as a coffee maker and water kettle to the left of the sink, should you need them.
Borgarnes Bed & Breakfast is fully approved and licensed by all relevant agencies in Iceland for both accommodation and food preparation. Because we are licensed for food preparation for others, guests are not permitted to use the large refrigerator or freezer in the kitchen, nor prepare any food in the kitchen.
Guests can heat or reheat any cooked food brought home from restaurants, as well as any cooked and pre-packaged food purchased in any of the stores. The microwave and conventional oven are available to heat or reheat these items; however, guests should not use the cook top/stove for any purpose.
PLEASE: NO UNATTENDED COOKING! We have had a case where a guest overcooked food in the microwave to the point where the food caught fire.
Guests have access to garden areas of the property. There are tables and chairs outside for use. In addition to the main backyard, there is a lower plateau where guests can sit and enjoy the view and sunsets. Guests can also access the walking path from the backyard.
To the left, this path follows the sea towards the Settlement Center Museum and Restaurant, and other sites. To the right, this path leads to the Bjössaróló Playground (stay to the right where the path forks about 30 meters from the B&B), as well as large fields where football (soccer) and other track and fields events are held, and the community pool facility.
Servicios y zonas comunes
To get to your your room, use the walkway on the left side of the house. Immediately upon reaching the back of the house, turn right and go down a few steps and across the tiled patio to the door under the balcony. Inside the door is a guest lounge featuring two chairs. It is customary in Iceland to remove your shoes. You can choose to leave your shoes in the guest lounge, or carry them to your room.
To get to your room, make a U-turn to your left (counterclockwise) and your door is there, immediately next to the door through which you just entered. Past the two chairs and into the round hallway is a bathroom (WC), while the other two doors are staff areas. There is another bathroom on the left side of a short hallway; first door on the left.
Both floors of the B&B have their own entrance, and guests can access the other floor internally using our unique curved stairway. The stairway is curved because both the upper and lower levels feature round hallways. The upper level even has a few of the original curved doors.
Borgarnes B&B has eight parking spots in our own private parking lot, and plenty of safe additional parking is available on the street, if needed. There is no charge for parking.
Atención a los huéspedes
Your hosts live on the lower level of the B&B in their own apartment. We are available for advice about what to see and do in the area, or if you need anything. Otherwise we stay out of your way and let you enjoy the house.
Guests arriving during the B&B's regular check-in hours of 15:00 to 18:00 (3:00 PM to 6:00 PM) can choose to meet their hosts while checking in. Outside of these hours, or if guests prefer less interaction, they can go directly to their room.
Otros aspectos destacables
Guests may choose to purchase breakfast at Borgarnes Bed & Breakfast. Cash (ISK or EUR), Visa and MasterCard/Maestro accepted. Our breakfast buffet features a selection of breads baked in our own kitchen, smoked salmon, soft and hard cheeses, our unique blend of coffee, and the largest selection of tea in Borgarnes (if not all of Iceland!).
Guests with special dietary needs, such as gluten free, vegetarian or vegan, should let us know as far as possible in advance, so we can do our best to maximize your dining options.
It's hard to miss that a central theme throughout the house is around dairy cows. Hardly surprising, since the B&B's previous owner was a dairy farmer for almost 30 years, and the wife of the current owner was a dairy farmer for nearly 20 years.
The farm, Miðhjáleiga, is located in south Iceland, near the famous Seljalandsfoss waterfall (the one you can walk behind). It was the location used for an internationally-acclaimed ad for the Icelandic beer Boli, and is also known for the very famous and beautiful horse Krít frá Miðhjáleigu.
The farm was once home to hundreds of horses, cattle and sheep, along with a few chickens, dogs and cats. One of the milking cows, Áma, still holds an Icelandic record since 2003 for the largest quantity of milk produced, along the highest fat and protein content.
- As stated elsewhere in our listing, our special AirBnB price does not include breakfast; however, our breakfast buffet is available for purchase on one or all mornings of your stay (price is ISK 1.950 per person, and can be paid using Icelandic kronur, Visa, MasterCard and most debit cards
- Our specific license does not permit guests to use our cook top/stove for any reason; the oven and microwave can be used to reheat food brought in from restaurants, and pre-cooked meals purchased in stores
- There is absolutely NO SMOKING anywhere in or near our house; guests who smoke must go to the street in the front, or the ocean in the rear (PLEASE dispose of all waste appropriately, and do not bring used tobacco products into our home)
- We have a guest fridge located in the area off the kitchen, as our license does not allow guests to share our main refrigerators and freezers, as these are used for storing food we prepare for our guests (there is an ice maker on the counter in the kitchen)
- All guests must be at least 8 years of age on the date(s) of stay
- At least a few stairs are necessary to enter and exit our home; the internal staircase should be used only when not carrying luggage, as it is a bit narrow and curved
- In Iceland it is customary to not wear outdoor shoes indoors, so please leave your shoes by the entry door, or carry them to your room
- Arriving late? No problem! Please be courteous to other guests who might have retired early
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