The hotel sits at the edge of The Snaefellsjokull National Park on the westernmost tip of Iceland’s Snaefellsnes peninsula—enchanting seclusion, a pervading air of sprightly mischief and, above all, the promise of an unforgettable stay.



Rooms: What do you feel like after a long day of exploring Iceland’s rough, breathtaking nature? You feel like coming home to a place where you are welcomed and embraced—a place of comfort, relaxing warmth, local charm and, perhaps, a certain air of understated luxury. The Snæfellsnes peninsula's very own Hotel Búðir is a place that combines just these desired qualities. Submerge your tired body in the comfort of a pillow-filled corner, light a candle, pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy the impressive views, which may be admired from the windows of any one of the 28 rooms and suites. The entire interior, from colour scheme down to the smallest details, is composed with modesty and taste, and is a beautiful extension of the outside atmosphere.


Specials: In the safe haven of the Hotel Búðir—quite literally the only place of its kind in remote Snæfellsnes—you will witness excellence in even the smallest of details, such as the butter being served on a little slab of lava stone. Everything that comes out of their kitchen is a culinary delight, and is served in a visually appealing way to boot. When you aren’t enjoying your room or romping through the fields outside, lounge in the sinfully cosy armchairs of the main lobby. The panoramic window and the large telescope provide the best views of the stunning surroundings. And while you’re reclining in the first row of nature’s movie theatre, you should definitely have an Einstök beer.





The landscape surrounding the Hotel Búðir is truly out of this world. In the midst of spectacular lava fields—which are perfect for hiking and playing around—one can understand why most Icelanders believe in elves and trolls (we do too, now). Besides this natural beauty, there are two further sights that are guaranteed to catch your eye: the little church, which stands out against the backdrop of unblemished nature, and the formidable glacier Snæfellsjökull, which is said to possess a spiritual energy. Secluded as it is on the peninsula of Snæfellsnes, this hotel exemplifies serenity and comfort within a magical environment. At a distance of merely two and a half hours by car from Reykjavik, the exciting Icelandic capital, Snæfellsnes’ Hotel Búðir is a place definitely worth considering on any trip to Iceland. For more information about Snæfellsnes check out our travel guide





Enjoy a refreshing Einstök beer


Peer through the telescope in the lobby and try to spot the elves in the lava fields


Indulge yourself in authentic Icelandic cuisine



  • Where?

  • Iceland Snæfellsnes
  • How many rooms?

  • 28 rooms
  • Best of?

  • Enchanting seclusion!
  • Pricerange?

  • € - €€€

On our way to the hotel, running through the rain, screaming with joy and feeling very much alive.

The fields of moss in all their picturesque beauty.

Hello Iceland—NECTAR & PULSE is visiting. 😊

The little chapel by the hotel exudes an air of peaceful solitude.

Visible in the background: the volcano Snæfellsjökull.

A little snack. Notable: the butter is lovingly served on a slab of lava stone.

The rooms are simple, elegant, and, it goes without saying, comfortable. You will probably not be spending too much time here with the majesty of the Icelandic wilderness at your doorstep.

Taking in the view from the lounge area may put you in a contemplative trance, akin to medidation.

The hotel’s restaurant offers a whole slew of culinary pleasures.

You’ll definitely want to stay up stargazing at least once while you’re here, so make sure to get some caffeine in you before you do!

The view speaks for itself, wouldn't you say?

Relax in style at the Hotel Búðir.

Our son Jonathan loves Iceland just as much as we do. Is he simply enamoured by the volcano, or has he just seen an elf?



A lonesome dance on an endless road.

The perfect finish to our stay: we found the end of the rainbow. We will definitely come back to investigate further...

Where to find us


Hótel Búðir, Island

Nearest Airport

Reykjavík Airport
Ca. 2h by car


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