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Borgarfjörður Eystri


Borgarfjordur Eystri (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.

Nearby places: Egilsstaðir, Héraðsflói, Vopnafjörður

The main attraction for visitors in the area 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. Here is some further information about hiking trails in this area: www.borgarfjordureystri.is/en/hiking-walking

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. The film Heartstone was shot in Borgarfjörður eystri.