As it turns out, Hotel Budir couldn’t have been more perfectly placed. I walked in to check with reception about the road conditions and was warmly greeted. The staff was incredibly helpful and honest about advising not to travel in the given conditions. I could tell that they genuinely cared about my safety, not just tried to rent me a room for the night.Although I had every intention of driving home that evening, I felt that staying was the right thing to do given the conditions. The moment I made my decision to stay, I felt so relieved. Now I could enjoy a nice meal, and I have a warm comfy place to sleep so I would be rested to continue the journey home in the morning.
Even though there was a large group staying in the hotel that evening and the dining room was booked, they made room for me to have dinner. I had the most delicious fish soup with a warm homemade bread basket on the side.
The sleeping quarters are cozy and comfortable, and I had a gorgeous view from my room. For a hotel in the middle of Iceland, the charm level of this place is off the charts!
After a long day of sight seeing on the Snæfellsnes peninsula, relax with a drink at the bar. The full bar menu includes local craft beer, hand picked bottles of wine, and an impressive selection of whiskey.
(tip: when you check into your room, make sure to be put on the “aurora alert” so they will call your room if there is any lights activity!)
-Views of the Snæfellsjökull glacier
-Walking trails through lava field along along the coast
-Hike to the top of the glacier in summer // snowmobile in winter theglacier.is
-Any of the beautiful attractions around Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Note: Hotel Budir and the surrounding area is a very popular destination for weddings and special events. Be sure to plan accommodations well in advance, especially during peak months of June-August.
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