Borgarfjordur Eystri is a charming fishing village situated on a grassy valley along a short wide fjord of the same name. It is one of Iceland’s supreme hiking areas with magnificent colorful mountains, beautiful rocks and rare stones. The flowering plants may be the most beautiful and diverse in Iceland. Other selling points include playful puffing watching, legends of hidden elves and ethereal rhyolite peaks.
Borgarfjordur Eystri is the birthplace of Iceland’s most beloved painter, Johannes Kjarval. A monument dedicated to Kjarval can be seen by the main road just outside the village, as well as a small exhibition in the local community center. There is a magnificent Kjarval altarpiece from 1914 on display found at the local church.