ca. 15 km from Borgarnes, road no. 50 in dir. of Reykholt, turn onto 511 aftur about 12 km
One of the men of saga hero Egill Skallagrímsson founded the rich farm of Hvanneyri at the time of settlement.
In today's village you may find the Agricultural University of Iceland which is very engaged in the protection of the environment.
Hvanneyri is also the siege of the Icelandic museum for Agriculture and Ullarselið, a wool shop.
In the springtime and autumn a lot of White-fronted Goose stay around the village, they are under protection in the area.