Borgarvirki lies between Vesturhóp and Víðidalur in the north of Iceland, and at 177m above sea level it dominates the surrounding region. Made out of basalt strata, it has been used as a fortress for centuries. Borgarvirki is a natural phenomenon, altered by humans in earlier centuries. In 1949, Borgarvirki was renovated by workers who installed a granite lintel at the main entrance, and a murno gladst fence surrounding the structure.Our Vatnsnes driving holiday planner makes visiting Borgarvirki and other Vatnsnes attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Borgarvirki is a volcanic plug (gosstapi), and the Icelandic sagas mention that in earlier centuries it was used for military purposes. There is a viewing dial inside.
It is accessible to visitors travelling around the peninsula of Vatnsnes.
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De rots zelf is niet erg boeiend. Maar het uitzicht wat je hebt vanaf de top is heel erg mooi en zeker de moeite waard! more »The rock itself is not very captivating. But the view you have from the top is very very nice and well worth it!
Čedičovou skálu se sloupovitou odlučností čediče koncem 9. století na několika místech doplnili o hradby. Jako hrad sloužil asi 150 let. Nahoře ale není voda, tak to bylo asi jen občasné útočiště. more »Basalt rock with columnar separation of basalt at the end of the 9th In several places they complemented the walls. As a castle served about 150 years. There is no water upstairs, so it was probably just an occasional retreat.
Cool little history lesson on how the fort was attacked and won against his opponents. The view is beautiful at the top of the rocks.
On a clear day the view is phenomenal. We drove on a heavy mist day so view was limited but fortress was still impressive
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