Borgarfjörður Eystri Tourism, Iceland

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Borgarfjörður Eystri is a fjord in east Iceland. It is part of the municipality of Borgarfjarðarhreppur and, as of 2011, the area has a population of around 100 inhabitants. The main settlement is Bakkagerði. The town derives its name from the Álfaborg (Elf Rock). Some of the locals believe that the queen of the elves lives in the Álfaborg. The main attraction for visitors is hiking. Borgarfjörður Eystri is also home to a large puffin colony. Since 2004, a music festival has been put on in the summer, and attracted over 2,000 visitors in the summer of 2009. A church in Borgarfjörður Eystri has a painting by Jóhannes Sveinsson Kjarval that depicts Jesus on the cross on an elf hill. The local bishop has refused to bless the painting because of this. Kjarvalsstofa is a museum in Bakkagerði dedicated to the painter who grew up in the area.


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Facts and Stats for Borgarfjörður Eystri*

  • Living in Borgarfjörður Eystri - Quality of Life

    • Climate Index 58.81 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Borgarfjörður Eystri

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Borgarfjörður Eystri

    • International Movie per seat 12.45 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 70.22 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 186.32 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 178.5 USD

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