In two of Borgarnes’s oldest buildings The Settlement Center is devoted to recreating Iceland’s earliest days and introduces visitors to one of the best known heroes of the Icelandic Sagas, Egil Skalla-Grimsson.It also houses a cozy licensed restaurant, a café and a souvenir shop. The Center consists of three buildings, the warehouse, the merchant house and the reception hall.

About the Settlement Center

Opening hours and admission

The Center is open all year from 10am. to 9pm. Groups can gain access to the center outside of normal operating hours by prior arrangement with the management.

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How to find us

The Settlement Center is located in the village of Borgarnes just one hour’s drive from Reykjavik on road No. 1, towards the north. At the main crossroad in Borgarnes you turn left and take the main road through the village. We are on the left hand

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A free guided tour – on your smartphone!

Make the most of your visit to Iceland by downloading our free guided tour – straight to your phone. The tour leads you from KEFLAVIK airport to REYKJAVIK and then on to the Settlement Center in BORGARNES.

Have a safe journey. We look forward to seeing you!

Discover while you travel

Make the most of your visit to Iceland by downloading our free guided tour – straight to your phone. The tour leads you from KEFLAVIK airport to REYKJAVIK and then on to the Settlement Center in BORGARNES.

A personal guide that knows where you are

With the help of GPS navigation your smartphone guide automatically detects your location, giving you great insights into your surroundings. It’s like having your own personal guide.

How to get your smartphone tour guide

Get the Locatify SmartGuide at the App Store or Play Store. Look for the map of Iceland and zoom in on Keflavik Airport, then select the tour. You can also download the app at home and listen to it before you arrive. Simply choose manual instead of GPS mode.

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