Hotel Budir

Located on a lava field overlooking the sea on the westernmost tip of the remote Snaefellsnes Peninsula, the iconic Hotel Budir enjoys one of the most dramatic and beautiful settings in this little explored region of Iceland.

Budir, Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Hotel Budir
  • A fantastic base from which to explore this wild and beautiful part of Iceland

  • From January to April hire a boat and go whale-watching or in the summer months horseback ride along the coast

  • In winter try and spot the Northern Lights from the comfort of the hotel's cosy lounge

  • Experience Iceland's raw beauty on this little-visited stretch of coastline

Set in the heart of the untamed countryside of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Hotel Budir is surrounded by dramatic mountainous landscape stretching as far as the eye can see. Floor to ceiling windows in the hotel's cosy lounge look out onto the Budir estuary, home to a number of seal families which can often be seen frolicking in the shallows. Beyond is the vast Faxafloi Bay leading out to sea.

To the west of the hotel the mighty Snaefellsjokull glacier is clearly visible and offers excellent hiking opportunities during the summer months. In winter, the hotel's remote location away from the glow of the city makes it a fantastic place to try and spot the elusive Northern Lights.

Rooms at the hotel are simply furnished but cosy and comfortable, providing an excellent base from which to explore the incredible landscape in this little visited part of Iceland. Or you can simply choose to relax with a steaming mug of hot chocolate and enjoy the view.

Hotel Budir’s restaurant is a particular highlight and offers a seasonal menu serving delicious food sourced from neighbouring villages such as Stykkisholmur, Olafsvik and Borgarnes.

The hotel is a perfect base for active couples and families with older children who want to get off the beaten track and discover Iceland away from the tourist trail.

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Snuggle up on the sofa with a mug of hot chocolate or glass of red wine and watch the sun set over the glacier.

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Budir, Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Hotel Budir is set in a remote location two hours from Reykjavik on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Private transfers by helicopter from Reykjavik can also be arranged.

Reykjavik is a 3 hour flight from London. Icelandair, Wow Air and Easyjet all fly direct from Heathrow and Gatwick.

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