got it´s name from the river Hvítá, the largest river in province Borgarfjörður.
River Hvíta runs from glacier Eiríksjökull where it starts it´s journey to the ocean as a merry stream.
Brooks and rivers are running into it, and when it meets the ocean at Borgarnes 117 km away from it´s source it has become a huge river.
There are six bridges on river Hvítá. In a typical daytrip around province Borgarfjörður, we cross all the bridges, that's where the name HVÍTÁ travel comes from.
The two counties Mýrasýsla and Borgarfjarðarsýsla are together called Borgarfjörður.
River Hvítá is the borderline between the two counties from glacier Eiríksjökull to Borgarnes.
The size of the two counties is 5276 km2.
The landscape of Borgarfjörður is most versatile, many types of mountains, beaches, lava, islands, glaciers, deserts, bushes, rivers, lavacaves, and geothermal heat is to be seen in the province.
Many of the best known salmon rivers of Iceland are in Borgarfjörður and some of the best known sagas of Iceland took place in the province.
Borgarfjörður is beautiful !
, the homestead of HVÍTÁ travel is a town with nearly 2000 inhabitants, and is the center of the province. The town is founded 1867, but the area was first settled in the year 891. The main industries of the town is commercial and industry. The town has got good supermarkets, shops, restaurants, museums, two hotels, youth hostels, and a sport center with swimming pools and hot tubs. Nearby the town you can go golfing, rent a horse or go hiking or fishing. The estuaries of Hvítá are near Borgarnes.
Borgarnes is the scene of Egils saga.