Ascent of Borgarvirki on 2005-07-07

Climber: Scott Cockrell

Date:Thursday, July 7, 2005
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:170 m / 561 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Drove almost to the summit (then climbed it on foot, of course) during our 10-day trip around Iceland. We passed some Icelandic cowboys herding horses on the side road from the main highway. Later I told a young Icelandic lady at the next hostel that we had been to "Borgarvirki". She said "Where?" I said "a hill with a Viking fort on it". She laughed and said something like "Oh, you mean Bor-r-r-gar-r-r-vi-r-r-r-ki".
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