Looking for accommodation in Northwest Iceland? Book a stay at Riverside Hostel in Blonduos. In a convenient location close to both the Ring Road and local amenities, this hostel has good amenities for a comfortable stay, plus beautiful views over the Blanda river and the Hunafjordur fjord. The accommodation is simple but comfortable, with everything guests need for a comfortable stay.
Location & Nearby
Riverside Hostel is situated in Blonduos, Northwest Iceland. The property is about half a mile (1 kilometer) from the center of town, so it’s possible to walk to local amenities. Blönduóskirkja church is a 15-minute walk from the property, and the Museum of Handicrafts is 18 minutes away on foot. Blonduos also has a good selection of restaurants and cafés, as well as a supermarket, a swimming pool, and a golf course.
The town is split in two by the River Blanda, which flows into the beautiful Hunafjordur fjord. This area is great for bird- and seal- watching, and there are black sand beaches within easy reach of the property. Guests can also enjoy pleasant walks along the riverbanks.
Since Riverside Hostel is just half a mile (800 meters) from the Ring Road, it’s easily accessible from elsewhere in the north of the country. It’s also quick to reach some of the best attractions in the region. The Borgarvirki volcanic plug and historic fortress is around 28 miles (45 kilometers) from the hostel. The town of Saudarkrokur is about 30 miles (47 kilometers) away. This is a must-visit destination if you want to see Iceland’s famed puffins.
Also within driving distance of the hostel is Thineyrar, one of the most famous attractions in Northwest Iceland. This ancient site has a fascinating history and was home to Iceland’s first monastery. This is where many of the famous Icelandic sagas were written down for the very first time. The monastery no longer exists, but the Thingeyrakirkja church that stands in its place is definitely worth a visit too.
Facilities & Amenities
Riverside Hostel offers simple but comfortable accommodation. The property itself is the old post office building, meaning you’ll be staying in a part of the town’s history. The guesthouse has double or twin rooms available with either shared or private bathroom facilities. There are also family rooms and four-person rooms with bunk beds.
Guests at the property have access to a well-equipped kitchen, and breakfast is available too. There’s also an outdoor terrace and a garden, and visitors can use the free Wi-Fi throughout the property. There’s free parking right outside, too.
The rooms at Riverside Hostel are simply decorated but bright, and all rooms have views of either the Skagafjoll mountain or the Blanda river. It really is beautiful.
Why Choose Riverside Hostel?
Riverside Hostel is an ideal choice for any travelers making their way around Northwest Iceland. It’s situated very close to the Ring Road so has great road access, and the property is within walking distance of local amenities and facilities. Rooms are bright and comfortable, and kitchen access means guests traveling on a budget can cook for themselves.
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