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Guesthouse Kiljan

Kiljan is a wonderful place to stay at on your journey in Iceland.

Enjoy staying in our cozy guesthouse and have dinner at our restaurant.

We offer a large breakfast buffet from 8:00 until 10:00.

All kinds of fun things are available in Blönduós including fishing in lakes, horse back riding, hiking, bird watching, museums and much more.

It is exceptionally beautiful to see the sun go down where it disappears into the sea and in good weather you can see all the way to the West-Fjord.

It's also great to see the seals playing in the estuary.

Kiljan Guesthouse is a small and cozy guesthouse in Iceland at the river Blanda.

Kiljan also has a restaurant that servers fresh Icelandic fish and meat dishes are served in Kiljan's restaurant, while the bar provides a lighter menu. A furnished terrace with BBQ facilities is also available on site.

Hrútey Island is 15 minutes' walk from the property and the Blönduóss public swimming pool is 1 km away. Other area activities include hiking along the neighbouring Blanda River and horseback riding.


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Guesthouse Kiljan

Aðalgata 2

GPS Points N65° 39' 36.667" W20° 18' 2.651"
Fax

452-4129

Accommodation 9 Rooms / 18 Beds
Opening period All year
Categories Guesthouses

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Society and the economy have many faces. Whereas agriculture is the mainstay of rural areas, the towns depend upon fishing, industry, trade and a range of services, with each village having its own characteristics though they all prove hospitable hosts. 
The availability of food and accommodation and the possibilities at every location for recreation and entertainment make hopping between the villages informative as well as fun.   
In every case, the residents are lively and ready to celebrate.

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