Birding in Iceland


Fully equipped sports center with a gym, swimming pool, two hot tubs, steam bath, wading pool, ice-bath and to large water slides along with lots of fun toys. Information about opening hours and entrance fee can be found on the sports center website or Facebook page.


Melabraut 2

GPS Points N65° 39' 34.607" W20° 16' 56.964"


Opening period All year
Categories Swimming Pools

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Sleeping bag accommodation
  • Ásar
  • 541 Blönduós
  • 452-4294
Guesthouse Svínavatn
Bed & Breakfast
  • Svínavatn
  • 541 Blönduós
  • 452-7123, 860-3790
  • Flóðvangur
  • 541 Blönduós
  • 820-0446
Hotel Blanda
  • Aðalgata 6
  • 540 Blönduós
  • 452-4205, 898-1832
Retro Guesthouse
  • Blöndubyggð 9
  • 540 Blönduós
  • 519 4445
Riverside HI Hostel Blönduós
  • Blöndubyggð 10
  • 540 Blönduós
  • 898-1832
Guesthouse Tilraun
  • Aðalgata 10
  • 540 Blönduós
  • 583-5077
Huni Hótel
  • Húnavallaskóli
  • 541 Blönduós
  • 456-4500, 691-2207
0.74 km

Hrútey Island is the real feather in the cap of Blönduós town, which is almost encircled by the river Blanda. Hrútey is blessed with a wide variety of vegetation and birdlife is abundant, being the habitat of geese and many other species. It is easily accessible and lies just off Highway 1.

There is a good parking area by the river bank and a trusty pedestrian bridge over to the island. Hrútey is an excellent place for outdoor exercise, or just to stop and take a break. There are good footpaths and a clearing with benches and picnic tables.

23.83 km
Spakanufellshofdi headland

Spákonufellshöfði headland is popular among those interested in walking and other outdoor recreations, and is a short way from the harbour in Skagaströnd.

Marked footpaths have been laid out and signboards erected telling the visitor about the area's flora and fauna. On a bright, clear summer evening, one can witness the setting of the midnight sun as it dips to touch the horizon in the north. Indeed, the inhabitants of the area make use of the headland all year round and enjoy all that it has to offer.

19.40 km

Vatnsdalshólar are a cluster of hills of all sizes across the mouth of Vatnsdalur valley. Thought to have been formed by a catastrophic landslide. These hills are considered to be one of the three "innumerables" things in Iceland along with the lakes in Arnarvatnsheidi and the islands on Breidarfjord in the west.

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