About our guesthouse
Borg Njarðvík is a small farmstay guesthouse located in the peaceful, small inlet called Njarðvík. Njarðvík is located in only about 9,5 km drive from the village Bakkagerði, the small village of Borgarfjörður eystri. We offer free Wi-Fi, a communal kitchen and a TV lounge – or if you feel like hitting the hay – you are also welcome to join us on a visit to the farm animals or around the farm if the TV of Wi-Fi does not interest you… We are not only proud of our friendly animals, but also our nature surrounding our tiny guesthouse! So if you are looking for a magnificent mountain view, ocean view or simply the beatiful nature with all its peace and quiet, we’d say this is the place for you. The mountains surrounding our guesthouse are something else. You can enjoy the view from the balcony or terrace or simply take a 2 minute walk to the black sand beach and take it all in. From the beach you can go bird watching, hiking and even seal spotting – seals are curious and they tend to stay in Njarðvík inlet and you can spot them if you keep an eye out! Egilsstaðir town center is located in 63 km distance from our guesthouse, while restaurants and shops are found in Bakkagerði village.
Our names are Jakob and Margrét and we are proud owners of Borg Njarðvík Guesthouse and farm.
Jakob, or Kobbi as we call him, is born and raised on Borg farm, being the third generation to live here. Sources say that farming has been at Borg since the year 1850, but Jakob’s grandfather became a farmer there around 1925. Kobbi is the handyman at the farm and he makes sure everything runs smoothly and keeps all the machines around the farm running – his car mechanical skills come in handy for sure.
Margrét, or Magga as she is often called, is born and raised on a sheep farm in Jökuldalur valley in Fljótsdalshérað area. Magga is the animal whisperer of the farm – she’ll not just make the sheep comfortable in their own home, but she’ll also use her magic skills to recognise a sheep’s call or an unwell sheep from a far! It’s not only the animal that love her presence, but she‘ll bring a character into the room anywhere she appears. She moved to the little inlet of Njarðvík with Kobbi in the early 1990‘s.
Jakob and Margrét, took over the farm at Borg, little after the year 2000 and have been running the it ever since, developing it to what it has become today. The farm has sheep, bulls, chicken and one Border collie dog called Trýna.