When it comes to seeking solitude in a breathtakingly remote region, Hotel Búðir excels. Right on the Atlantic coast, it almost seems that guests are more likely to spot a whale, horse or seal than any other signs of civilisation - a startlingly unique feeling, the magic of which is not to be underestimated.
The hotel's 28 rooms gaze towards the sea, lava fields or mountains and evoke a certain Nordic simplicity; a relaxed warmth simmers in the bar and lounge downstairs. Its sensational restaurant, meanwhile, strikes a delicious balance between fine dining and everything that is fresh, local and seasonal.
The Snaefellsnes Peninsula forms part of Iceland's westernmost reaches. A majestic volcano and glacier are at its tip, not far from Hotel Búðir. And every time you set foot outside Búðir's door - be it in the pristine snowy winter months or on a gloriously bright summer's day - serenity will strike.
- Privacy and seclusion
- Outdoor pursuits
Things to do at the property:
- Relax by the fireside
- Pick up a telescope for birdwatching
- Revel under the Northern Lights or midnight sun
Things to do nearby:
- Whale watching for sperm whales and orcas
- Fly in a helicopter over the stunning peninsula
- Fish for Arctic char, brown trout and salmon
- Snow shoe, ski or take a fat bike over glaciers
- Visit the 8,000-year-old Vatnshellir lava cave
- Ride horses along the coast
- Learn something new at volcano and shark museums