After several days in Reykjavik and our day trip through the Golden Circle, we hit the road for a longer drive out to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula on the west coast of Iceland. This part of the island is very wild and windswept… not much in the way of human settlement as the area isn´t very habitable, or farmable. It seems that the biggest industry in the part of the island is fishing and the few towns we did encounter were all on the coast.
We spent a few nights at the Budir Hotel, which stands by itself on the edge of an enormous lava field. Besides the famous Black Church, there is nothing else around for miles and when we drove up the mountain and looked back down to the hotel (see below) the vastness of the landscape really dwarfs the hotel on the edge of the bay… makes you feel really small, in the greater scheme of things.
Next up: the South Coast.