Blönduós

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Blönduós
Town and Municipality
Blönduós, with Hörfell and Árbakkafjall looming on Skagí peninsula, November 2007
Blönduós, with Hörfell and Árbakkafjall looming on Skagí peninsula, November 2007
Location of the Municipality of Blönduós
Location of the Municipality of Blönduós
Blönduós is located in Iceland
Blönduós
Blönduós
Location of the Municipality of Blönduós
Coordinates: 65°40′N 20°18′W / 65.667°N 20.300°W / 65.667; -20.300
Country Iceland
Constituency[1] Norðvesturkjördæmi
Region[2] Norðurland vestra
County Austur-Húnavatnssýsla
Municipality Blönduós
Population (January 2011)
 • Town and Municipality 904
 • Urban 842
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Póstnúmer 540
Twin cities
 • Moss[citation needed] Norway
 • Karlstad[citation needed] Sweden
Website Official website

Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland, in the county of Austur-Húnavatnssýsla, 245 km from Reykjavík.

The town has a population of around 850 and a small 9-hole golf course, and is a good base for touring the Húnaflói area.

Geography[edit]

Blönduós is situated on Route 1 at the mouth of the glacial river Blanda for which it is named (Blöndu is an oblique case of Blanda). On a hill above the town is a church with striking architecture that is intended to resemble a volcanic crater.

Overview[edit]

Blönduós does not have a good harbour, but the settlement's main role is as a dairy service center for the surrounding farm areas.

Photogallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Political division
  2. ^ Mainly statistical division

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 65°40′N 20°18′W / 65.667°N 20.300°W / 65.667; -20.300