Blönduós

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Blönduós (GPS 65°39’29.85″N ; 20°16’51.56″W) is a town in the north west of Iceland. The population is 800 people. The distance from Reykjavík is 244 km ( 151 miles ). There is a daily scheduled bus from   Reykjavík to Blönduós. The river Blanda runs through Blönduós, it is the longest salmon river in Iceland. The source of Blanda comes through the highlands by the glacier Hofsjökull which is at Húnaflói Bay at Blönduós. Lake and rivers are found all around Blönduós, with many trout and salmon fishing spots.

Accommodation.

A list of hotels, hostels, guesthouses, cabins, camping can be found at:

http://tjalda.is/en/blonduos )

Note that tourist information is located at the camping area.

Services and leisure

Services include grocery stores, State liquor store, restaurants and auto repair.

Leisure activities include a 9 hole golf course, swimming pool, horse rental, fishing. Textile museum, Sea Ice Exhibition Centre and there is a bird watching facility by the river Blanda.

Annual Festival

Hunavaka

The town festival Húnavaka takes places in middle of July every year. This is a family festival, with many activities including barbeques, circus acts, open museums and live music over the whole weekend.  https://www.facebook.com/hunavaka .

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