Búðir

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Búðir
Village
Church near Búðir, August 1989
Church near Búðir, August 1989
Location of the Municipality of Snæfellsbær
Location of the Municipality of Snæfellsbær
Búðir is located in Iceland
Búðir
Búðir
Location of Búðir in Iceland
Coordinates: 64°50′N 23°33′W / 64.833°N 23.550°W / 64.833; -23.550
Country Iceland
ConstituencyNorthwest Constituency
RegionWestern Region
MunicipalitySnæfellsbær
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)

Búðir (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈpuːðɪr̥]; also transliterated Búdir) is a small hamlet in Búðahraun lava fields in Staðarsveit, which is in the western region of Iceland, on the westernmost tip of the Snaefellsnes peninsula where Hraunhafnará falls to the sea, the original old name of Búðir having been Hraunhöfn.

The village belongs to Snæfellsbær, a municipality that has its administrative centre in the town of Ólafsvík.

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Búðir is a small hamlet; the home of popular country inn and restaurant, Hotel Búðir and a small medieval church. A fire claimed the restaurant and Hótel Búðir burned down on 21 February 2001, however they were reconstructed in the original style.

Commercial activity began at Búðir shortly after Iceland was settled. Originally the main function of the hamlet was that to act as a commercial and trade hub for Snæfellsnes and the surrounding west coast region, during the Danish occupation. Today the small hamlet is a center of attraction in Snæfellsnes for tourism.

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Coordinates: 64°49′23″N 23°23′06″W / 64.8231°N 23.3849°W / 64.8231; -23.3849