Búðardalur

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Highlights from the Place

Búðardalur is in West Iceland (GPS N65° 6′ 31.41″ W21° 45′ 54.79″) It has a population of 280 people.The distance from Reykjavík is 153 km ( 95 miles ) by road.

Accommodation

A list of guesthouses, camping can be found at:  (http://tjalda.is/en/budardalur/).

Services and Leisure

Services include a resturant, coffee house. There is a Leifsbúð, often offering various exhibitions and  tourist information https://leifsbud.is/.

A short distance from Búðardal is Eiriksstaðir, where one can learn about the history of the Viking age, stories, craftmanship and clothing of the Vikings http://eiriksstadir.is/en/.

Annual festival

Heim I Budardal

In the second weekend of July, the festival “Heim í Búðardal” takes place. Guests are offered traditional lambsoup by local residents with live music, a strong man competition, box car rally and dance at Dalabúð.

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Waterfalls

Aldeyjafoss

Aldeyjarfoss is located in the Skjálfandafljót river in North Iceland, it is 20 metres high and tumbles through a narrow passage into a wide basin.

Geothermal areas

Gunnuhver

Located on the Reykjanes Peninsula, Gunnuhver is the name of a highly active geothermal area, with many mud pools, hot springs, and steam vents. The

Geothermal areas

Guðrúnarlaug

Guðrúnarlaug Pool Located in North West Iceland and named after Guðrún Ósvífursdóttir, the heroine of the best-known of the Icelandic Sagas, Laxdæla Saga. The pool