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Hotel Budir

356 Snaefell
Ólafsvík, Iceland
TEL: 354-435-6700

Just over two hours from Reykjavík, this secluded inn on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula provides some of the most spectacular views in Iceland. A popular wedding destination, the hotel sits at the edge of a lava field, in full view of the Snaefellsjökull glacier and the Budir estuary. Underscoring this unique location is a proliferation of wildlife—herds of ponies graze inland, while seals bark on the shore of nearby Faxaflói Bay. The hotel houses a gourmet Icelandic restaurant and 28 guest rooms, all of which include simple wooden furniture, nature-inspired artwork, and large windows overlooking the mountains, glacier, or bay.

Room to Book:

Although they’re small, the inexpensive loft rooms provide some of the most impressive views; opt for No. 25, which overlooks a tiny 19th-century church.

Insider Tip:

For excellent wildlife viewing opportunities, head to the hotel bar, where a brass telescope is set up in front of floor-to-ceiling windows.


Open / Closes
  • Breakfast Included
  • Golf
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking Available
  • Pet Friendly
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 28

Number of Suites: 1

Year Opened: 1947



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