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western iceland

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Head north from Reykjavik to discover the untamed countryside of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and the vast Faxafloi Bay.

This little explored part of the island just happens to have a wonderful little gem of a hotel to base yourself in as you head out to explore this remote but wildly beautiful area.

From January to April you can go whale-watching or in the summer months horseback ride along the coast.  In winter, try and spot the Northern Lights from the comfort of the cosy lounge at Hotel Budir after dinner in its highly regarded restaurant.

The hotel is a perfect base for active couples and families with older children who want to get off the beaten track and discover Iceland away from the tourist trail.

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Our team in London and Reykjavik can tailor-make the perfect holiday for you, your friends or your family.  Please just let us know your dates, budget and requirements and we will put everything together for you.  Please call us on 020 8968 0501 or simply send us an email with your details.

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Weather & Seasons

With its Nordic climate, the driest months of the year in Iceland are May, June and July. Mid-June to August is high season, but most highland tours don’t operate until July because of snow. At other times, many tourist facilities outside Reykjavík are closed. For a chance to see the Northern Lights travel between December and April and for whale-watching, the spring and summer are best.

For a chance to see the Northern Lights travel between December and April and for whale-watching, the spring and summer are best.

Getting here

There are flights to Keflavik airport every day from Heathrow and Gatwick (flight time is approx. 3 hours), as well as flights from Scotland with Icelandair. From the airport it's a 2 hour drive to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Hotel Budir.

hotel budir

hotel budir


western iceland, iceland    3 nights from £495

Set in the gloriously wild countryside of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Hotel Budir is surrounded by dramatic mountainous landscape stretching far in to the distance.

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