Budardalur is the main administrative and service centre in the Dalabyggd region.

Few parts of Iceland are as rich in history as Dalabyggd, where records go back virtually unbroken to the Settlement in the 9th and 10th centuries.

On the 24th July 2000, a replica of a Viking ship, Islendingur (Icelander), set sail from Budardalur harbour en route for Greenland and America, retracing the first Viking voyages to North America.

The old cooperative building by the harbour is being converted into a Tourist Infromation Centre and an Exhibiton Hall.

From Reykjavík City Centre to Budardalur: 153 km.

Tourist Information Office, guesthouse, camping site, restaurant and café.