Búðir, nestled within the Búðahraun lava fields, is a charming hamlet located in the stunning western region of Iceland on the majestic Snæfellsnes Peninsula. This picturesque village falls under the jurisdiction of Snæfellsbær municipality, with its administrative center located in the nearby town of Ólafsvík.
Búðir is not only a popular tourist attraction but also an exquisite gem with breathtaking landscapes. The hamlet features a stunning black church, a golden sandy beach, and magnificent scenery ranging from lush greenery to rugged lava fields. The beauty of this location is further emphasized by the magnificent views of the snow-capped Snaefellsjokull glacier. Búðir comprises of the medieval black church and the famous country inn and restaurant – Hotel Búðir. The previous hotel’s restaurant pioneered modern Icelandic cuisine and after reconstruction, following a devastating fire in 2001 it has since continued to offer visitors a taste of modern Icelandic cuisine.
Búðir’s rich history is evident from the region’s archaeological evidence showcasing the earliest human settlements in Iceland. The village was once a prosperous fishing hub and trading post, and now prospers due to an upsurge in tourism in recent times.