Borgarnes, (pop. 1,900) a small town on Borgarfjörður. One of the very
few costal towns in Iceland not dependent on fishing. Engaged mainly in
commerce, service and industry.
Sheriff and health centre. The first building know to have been built in Borgarnes was built by a Scot in 1858 for salmon-canning. Rivers and lakes are rich of salmons and trout's. T
The settler Skallagrímur Kveldúlfsson is buried in Borgarnes, his burial mound now being the central feature in a beautiful public garden, Skallagrímsgarður.