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Flúðir is a small village in Hrunamannahreppur in South-Iceland. It has got a very popular camping place. I tried to camp there once, but there was such loud music playing and small "streets" of big RVs parked there with verandas around them. I was there with my small tent and felt really out of place so I opted for another camping place, at Árnes, which is 24 km south of Flúðir. There is other lodging here, guesthouses and an Icelandair hotel.
And of course there is a geothermal swimming pool there like in all towns around Iceland. Here is also a supermarket, which comes in handy for stocking up on food when driving in this area.
The population here is ca 412, but in the whole of Hrunamannahreppur is ca 774.
There is so much geothermal energy in the ground by Flúðir and a lot of greenhouses, and they specialise in mushrooms amongst other vegetables. The company Flúðasveppir (sveppur=mushroom) produce ca 600 tonnes of mushrooms every year.
At Flúðir is also the food industry Matarsmiðjan Matís, where Icelanders can bring their own recipes to see if they will be good enough to produce.
During WW2 the most precious possessions of the National Archives and The Icelandic National Library were moved to Flúðir - just in case an air-raid were to be made on Reykjavík. The British protected us here and the Germans were attacking our ships.
The photos were taken in February 2012, the date on the photos is incorrect, due to me having a new camera and not knowing how to change this...hehe.
Address: Flúðir, Hrunamannahreppur, South-Iceland
Directions: Flúðir is 103 km east of Reykjavík and 46 km away from Selfoss on road 30.
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