Snaefellsnes Peninsula

The Snaefellsnes (Sny-fell-Sness) Peninsula on the western side of Iceland is a golden grassed and lava field filled area of an already beautiful country. It's crown jewel is the ice cap Snaefellsjokull, from which Jules Verne made the entrance of his journey to the center of the earth.

Hotel Budir

Budir is a small hamlet on the far south facing side of the peninsula. The hotel, along with the adjacent black church, are the only establishments in the area. The grounds are surrounded by lush wetlands, snow capped mountains, and endless lava fields. The hotel is also home to the friendliest face on the peninsula - a house dog named Nagli who greets guests as they enter and routinely follows them on their hikes.

The world is big and I want to get a good look at it before it gets dark - John Muir.


Black Church of Budir

Kirkjufell - Most photographed mountain in Iceland.

There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more. Lord Byron Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/l/lordbyron201617.html#Uciqq92tYIdrKbZt.99

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  • jane_

    How beautiful! I didn't want this story to end πŸ˜˜πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ

  • iloveutah

    I married in the BΓΊΓ°ir Chapel last September. We stayed at the hotel even the very same room! I remember seeing the church through the sky window!

  • cathinkaingman

    So beautiful βœ¨πŸ‘ŒπŸΌβœ¨

  • taragrantstudio

    @jazza1 @cathinkaingman thank you! @iloveutah amazing! I remember thinking if I ever got married, I'd elope there.

  • _Kristen

    I want to go!!

  • mombo

    so good.... loved your other iceland story

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  • BenGreen

    Lovely work good to see someone else posting about Iceland too, I'm new here so only just started


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