Budahraun Lava field on the south shore of Snaefellsnes peninsula, originating from the low Budaklettur crater (88 m) in its center.
This is a unique place to walk in the sandy lava fields, see the charming black church, and stroll on one of the few golden beaches of Iceland. Don’t forget you camera. There are many great opportunities for great photos in the lava field.
Hiking in Budahraun lava field
A 2 km trail lies between Budir and Frambudir, where there are ruins of fishermen’s huts and trading booths. From Frambudir there’s also a trail that heads inland across a lava field to the Búðaklettur volcanic crater. The lava was deposited here as many as 8,000 years ago. Now it is a home to a rich variety of mosses, ferns and wildflowers.
It’s an easy walk. If you come this far and then return to Budir, allow 3 hours for the round trip.
Check out our complete guide to Snaefellsnes peninsula.