Stóra Brákarey

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8 travelers at this place:

  • Day5

    Borgarnes--Home of Icelandic Sagas

    February 13, 2015 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 32 °F

    Wanting to make sure we had enough Diesel fuel and time, we didn’t stop for lunch until we arrived in Borgarnes around 3:00 pm. As we were eating at the N1, a helicopter landed in the parking lot next door. We learned later that someone had fallen and was seriously injured. The paramedics flew the patient to Reykjavik for treatment. When we checked into the Hotel Borgarnes we were greeted by the owner, who asked us to wait a few minutes for the desk clerk. In just a few minutes he arrived. He introduced himself as Thorstin, and was one of the most congenial Icelanders we met. After originally assigning us to a room, he cheerfully moved us to room 318 where we would have better internet reception. Before supper we walked around the shoreline and learned that Borgarnes is a significant place in the Icelandic sagas, especially the Saga of Egil (pronounced Ayl). We took photographs of this lovely place and then visited the Settlement Museum, where we learned more about the Egil Saga and the history of Borgarnes. Eating a dinner of apples, pears and peanuts we had brought with us preceded our doing our laundry for the first time since arriving in Iceland, and then bedding down for the night.Read more

  • Day6

    Hurricane in Iceland

    February 14, 2015 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 39 °F

    As we headed back to Borgarnes, sustained winds increased to around 40 mph with gusts that threatened to flip the car. At Barnafoss I had almost been blown down by the wind when I went to use the restroom. I had to lean against the wind as hard as I could to walk, and cover my face with my hat to keep the sleet from pelting my eyes. On the way back, twice the wind blew so hard that I had to steer to keep the car on the road. We drove to the restaurant at the Settlement Museum in Borgarnes and enjoyed their vegetarian buffet followed by traditional Icelandic rice pudding and hot coffee. When we returned to the Hotel Borgarnes, Thorstin informed us that a local law school was to have a Valentine’s dance that night in the hotel ballroom. He suggested that we allow him to relocate us to the top floor. We agreed and he moved us to room 431 up one floor and on the opposite side of the hotel from the ballroom. We enjoyed a casual afternoon in our room watching the storm blow. I suspect that we’re having sustained winds of over 60 mph, with frequent gusts of over 75 mph. No one can walk outside. We were told that highway 1 down to Reykjavik is closed.Read more

  • Day38

    Borgarnes, Island

    May 19, 2018 in Iceland

    Für heute ist sehr stürmisches Wetter angesagt, aber in Borganes finde ich ein schönes Hostel. Hier bleibe ich die nächsten zwei Nächte.
    Als es aufgehört hat zu regnen, erkunde ich die kleine Stadt. Dabei entdecke ich ein schönes Schwimmbad. Also gehe ich nachmittags ,ganz nach isländischer Tradition, ins Schwimmbad. Ich sitze entspannt in einem der Hot Pots im Außenbereich und der Sturm drum herum stört keinen wirklich.Read more

  • Day8

    Kuchen und Käffchen

    June 3, 2016 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Ich (Lenie) musste feststellen, dass ein Café Macchiato in Island immer ein Espresso Macchiato ist.
    Dieses Café war so niedlich. Neben Kaffee und Kuchen (auf isländisch Kaka :P) gab es auch noch Blumensträuße und kleine Dekosachen zu kaufen.
    Auf dem Foto hatte ich (Tina) meine Jacke noch an, kurz danach nicht mehr und wir nahmen ein Sonnenbad.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Stóra Brákarey, Stora Brakarey

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