Surrounded by a field at the base of the Snaefellsjokull glacier lies this oasis of focus and sophistication. Whether by offering guests a restful night’s sleep in its rooms of deep brown and mossy green, or a meditative view of the poignant black church standing tall in the backyard, Hotel Budir invites a moment of pause amid the wild Icelandic environment.
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This tucked-away gem channels the aura of a library with deep brown and black leather furniture, filled bookshelves and colourful accents. Its rooms are a varied selection of standard and double enclaves, including one suite and eight queen rooms located in the attic, which enjoys cosily-angled ceilings.
Voted as one of the world’s top sustainable destinations in 2014, Budir is a hotel of views—of sea, of green. Rooms with windows on three sides allows guests to enjoy the sloping lava field or the church, which lies adjacent to the hotel and makes for the perfect setting for a wedding. Or peer closer through the hotel’s telescope, a staple of the fireside lounge and bar, which also features a wall filed with various framed photographs of the colourful Icelandic landscape.
Rustic touches and a sophisticated finish are Hotel Budir’s aesthetic strong points, but do not stop there; organised activities around the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, including excursions to the Shark and Volcano Museums, make it not only a haven for relaxation but a multifaceted destination for the sustainably-minded traveller.
Hotel Budir | Olafsvik | Iceland