Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland with a population of 895 in 2018. Like many towns and villages around Iceland, Blönduós didn’t emerge as a village until the late 19th century.
One of Blönduós’ main characteristics is that the town is split into two parts by the glacial river Blanda, for which it is named (Blöndu is an oblique case of Blanda). The old part of town (Icelandic: “gamli bærinn”), including many original houses from the late 19th and early 20th century, is located on the south side of the river.
Many of the local companies, the elementary school, supermarket, community center and sports facilities including a modern outdoor heated pool are located on the north side. On a hill above town is a church with striking architecture that is intended to resemble a volcanic crater.
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Salmon fishing on river Blanda
Visit Blönduóskirkja church
See nature Hrútey island
Visit Kolugljúfur Canyon
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See northern lights
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