Information about Búðardalur

 

Budardalur is a village of around 650 inhabitants in the fjord Hvammsfjordur, innermost off Breidafjordur. It is the service center for the area.

The area around Budardalur, i.e. Dalir, features prominently in Laxdaela Saga. Also, Eric the Red, the first European settler in Greenland, resided not far from the village, at Eiriksstadir. The village was further immortalised in more recent times by the Icelandic pop classic  'Heim i Budardal' ('Home to Budardalur).

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Attractions nearby Búðardalur

Leifssafn

The Leifssafn museum in Budardalur village in West Iceland features the Vinland Exhibit of viking and explorer Leif Ericsson. The exhibitio...

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Eiríksstaðir

  Eiriksstadir are ancient ruins in Haukadalur in Dalir county in West Iceland. The sagas mention Eiriksstadir as the abode of Eric the Red and ...

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Erpsstaðir

  Erpsstadir is a dairy farm in Northwest Iceland, run by farmer Thorgrimur Einar Gudbjartsson and his family. Here you can experience a real...

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Guðrúnarlaug

Guðrúnarlaug, or "Guðrún’s pool," is a pool with naturally hot water in West Iceland.  The pool has over...

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Grábrók

Photo by Regína Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir Grábrók is a volcanic crater east of Lake Hreðavatn in the fjord of Borgarfj...

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Gerðuberg

Gerduberg is a particularly beautiful and regular belt of basalt columns on the Snaefellsnes peninsula. Gerduberg's lava flowed in the Tertier er...

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West Iceland

  West Iceland is home to Europe's most powerful hot spring, Iceland's most significant lava tube, fascinating glaciers, beautiful water...

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Hítardalur

Hitardalur is an ancient manor estate and vicarage in the valley of the same name in West Iceland, close to Borgarnes. History Hitardalur is widel...

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Glanni

Glanni is a beautiful waterfall in West Iceland, located close to the Grabrokarhraun lava field and the village Bifrost. Situated nearby, in the mid...

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Eldborg

  Photo by Regína Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir. Eldborg is a 60 m (197 ft) high volcanic crater, located north of Borgarnes in West I...

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Stykkishólmur

  Stykkisholmur is a town of about 1100 people in Snaefellsnes. It is a center of service and commerce in the area and the ferry Baldur sai...

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Hvammstangi

Hvammstangi is a village on the Vatnsnes Peninsula, six kilometres north of the Ring Road. Nestled beside the Miðfjörður fjord, Hvam...

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Árhver and Vellir

Árhver (and nearby Vellir) is a geological feature which consists of six to eight vents on small sand flats, some slightly elevated but most ...

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Snorrastofa

Snorrastofa is a cultural- and research center for medeval studies and the history of Borgarfjordur. The museum is situated in Reykholt, where Snorri...

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Reykholt

  Reykholt in Borgarfjordur district is among the most important historical places in the country. In Reykholt is Snorrastofa, a center for med...

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Bjarnarhöfn Shark Museum

Photo above from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by Xfigpower The Bjarnahöfn Shark Museum is a fascinating exhibition on the processing of traditio...

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Fossatún

Fossatún is a country hotel, renowned for being a centre to learn about Iceland’s troll folklore. Nearby are Troll Waterfal...

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Barnafoss

Barnafoss ('Children's Waterfall') is a waterfall in Hvita river in Borgarfjordur. The waterfall runs through a narrow rocky gorge and le...

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Hraunfossar

Hraunfossar in Borgarfjordur district is a series of beautiful waterfalls  formed by rivulets streaming from a short distance out of the&nb...

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Berserkjahraun

Berserkjahraun is a 4000-year-old lava field situated on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. It covers the western part of Helgafell, between Stykkish&oa...

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Tours near Búðardalur

5 Day Self Drive Tour | Wonders of West Iceland

Chart your own course on this fabulous self-drive tour of the quaint villages and magnificent......

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Village Walk & Visit a Local

You will learn some little known facts about our village, like the stories of the oldest houses......

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