Prjónagleði – Knitting Festival 2018 is being held at the Icelandic Textile Center. The festival address is:
Getting to Iceland
Fly to Keflavik Airport (Reykjavik): Distance from Keflavik to Blönduós is 300 km. Many airlines fly to Keflavik. The Icelandic airlines are Icelandair and WOW air. More info and flights can be found at www.kefairport.is.
Fly to Akureyri: Fewer airlines fly to Akureyri, which is closer to Blönduós than Reykjavik (150 km). Most flights to Akureyri happen over the summer with connections to the other Nordic countries.
Getting to Blönduós from Keflavik Airport (Reykjavik)
1. Take an Airport Shuttle Bus from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik: There is a Flybus (www.flybus.is) from Keflavík Airport to the Reykjavík bus terminal BSI (duration is 45 minutes). Tickets are bought in the arrivals area after baggage claim. If you are staying at a hotel or guest house, ask if the bus stops there.
2. Take the Bus from Reykjavik to Blönduós
Bus from Reykjavik to Blönduós: The bus company is called Strætó (www.straeto.is). Bus 57 goes from Mjódd bus station (Reykjavík) to Blönduós. You can find bus times, fares, and other information on the Strætó website. You can pay for your fare once you board the bus, have cash in case their card machine is not working. Their booking phone number is (+354) 540 2700.
The Short Version of Bus Directions: If arriving on an early morning flight, you might catch the 9am 57 bus from Mjódd to Blönduós the same day (without staying overnight in Reykjavik). IN THIS CASE: Take the Flybus from the airport to the BSI bus terminal (45 min trip) and a cab from BSI to Mjódd (20 minutes, approx. 3000 ISK). You will make bus 57 if you leave in a cab from BSI by 8:30am.
If Staying Overnight in Reykjavik:
Catch a cab from your hotel to Mjódd Station OR take city bus #3 from Hlemmur.
Bus 57 (toward Akureyri) departs Mjódd Station at 09:00am. Pay your fare at the bus station or inside the bus.
Get off at the Blönduós stop, which is an N1 gas station (about a 4 hour journey arriving at 13:15)
Getting to Blönduós from Akureyri Airport
Take the Bus from Akureyri to Blönduós
The bus company is called Stræto (www.straeto.is).
Bus 57 (toward Reykjavik) departs Akureyri at 10:15 and 16:20. Pay your fare on the bus – have cash.
Get off at the Blönduós stop, which is an N1 gas station (about a two hour journey).