Information about Búðardalur

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

Explore this area while on a self drive tour in Iceland.

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).

Services near Búðardalur

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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. Explore this area on a ...

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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 it is es...

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Erpsstaðir

Erpsstadir is a dairy farm in Northwest Iceland, run by farmer Thorgrimur Einar Gudbjartsson and his family. Explore this area while on a self drive...

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Guðrúnarlaug

Guðrúnarlaug, or "Guðrún’s pool," is a pool with naturally hot water in West Iceland.  Explore this area while on a self drive tour in Iceland. Th...

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Laugarfell

Laugarfell is a small mountain in the eastern part of the Icelandic Highlands, with a peak of 827 m (2,713 ft) above sea level. Browse a wide range o...

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Laugardalur

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Ljósufjöll

Ljósufjöll is a central volcano and fissure vent system, located on the Snæfellsnes peninsula’s volcanic zone in West Iceland.  Learn about and see...

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Grábrók

Photo by Regína Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir Grábrók is a volcanic crater east of Lake Hreðavatn in the fjord of Borgarfjörður in West Iceland. Explore this...

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Hrútafjörður

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Gerðuberg

Wikimedia, Creative Commons, Photo Credit: Geri340 Gerðuberg is a row of perfectly shaped hexagonal basalt columns that run along a cliff on the sout...

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West Iceland

West Iceland is home to the country’s capital city, Reykjavík, and an array of impressive natural sites. These include Europe's most powerful ho...

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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 crater on the base of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula that it is possible to hike to the top of and ar...

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Stykkishólmur

Photo by Regína Hrönn Ragnarsdóttir Stykkisholmur is a town of about 1,100 people on the northern shore of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. It is a centre ...

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Hvammstangi

Hvammstangi is a village on the Vatnsnes Peninsula, six kilometres (four miles) north of the Ring Road. Nestled beside the Miðfjörður fjord, Hvammst...

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Krauma Spa

The Krauma Spa is a geothermal bath and spa resort in West Iceland. It is located near Europe's highest flowing hot spring, Deildartunguhver. O...

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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 just be...

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Snorrastofa

Snorrastofa is a cultural- and research centre for medieval studies and the history of Borgarfjordur. Explore this area on a self drive tour in Icela...

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Reykholt

Reykholt is a tiny village in west Iceland, which was once home to one of the world’s greatest medieval writers. Packed with history and culture, th...

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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 the towns of...

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