Welcome to Búðir & Búðahraun
Búðir has a lonely church and a hotel, but there is no sign of its former fishing village along its craggy, mossy inlets. A walking trail leads across the elf-infested nature preserve, Buðahraun lava field. The ancient lava field is protected; if you look down into its hollows and cracks you'll find flourishing flowers and ferns, many of them themselves protected native Icelandic species. The path also leads to the crater Búðaklettur. According to local legend, a lava tube beneath Buðahraun, paved with gold and precious stones, leads all the way to Surtshellir in upper Borgarfjörður. It takes about three hours to walk to the crater and back.