Blonduos, Iceland, is one of the larger towns along the northern coast of Iceland east of Akureyri. The town is lined with beautiful black sand beaches that are mostly too cold to swim in, given that they back on to the Arctic Ocean, but these beaches are a stunning sight to behold nonetheless. There is an inlet where you can get down by the water and hang about for a while on the sand if you have some time to enjoy for an hour or so.
The town itself offers every major amenity that you will require during your stay. Majority of the other towns around this area do not have the size or amenities that they have here in Blonduos, so if you need to stock up on supplies, you are advised to do so here. There is a petrol station that you can access twenty-four hours a day with a credit card, a supermarket, and a bank with an ATM if you need cash. Over the road from the supermarket, there is an outdoor swimming pool that you can visit if you have some spare time. While most tourists prefer to head to destinations such as the Blue Lagoon or Myvatn Lake, the majority of the locals have their spa sessions in the local swimming pools which are mostly geothermally heated and much cheaper than the major tourist attractions. It is also a good place to stop off and have a shower or bath if you are camping on the side of the road and need a shower. The other major attraction for which Blonduos is famous is the textiles museum.
Your options for a Blonduos, Iceland hostel will locate you within walking distance to everything here, though if you are stopping off in Blonduos, it is anticipated that you will have a car and be driving the Ring Road. It is a nice and quiet place to stop off and enjoy some serenity on your way around the Ring Road.
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