Budir Black Church

Tucked away on Iceland’s west coast on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula sits the quaint black church of Budir. As one of only three black churches in the country, the church is incredibly unique, and the structure stands out from the surrounding landscape making it a great location for photographers.


From Reykjavik head north-west follow Ring Road 1 until you reach Borgarnes, here take the left turning to join Route 54. From here continue up along the coast winding further west as you go until you make a final left turn towards Búðakirkja. In total the journey takes two hours though you’re bound to stop en route to capture the surrounding scenery.


Most churches in Iceland are white and feature bright orange tiled roofs which is why Budir Church’s exterior decor is such an impressive contrast. The surrounding landscape is impressive too as the Atlantic Ocean sits to the south and the mountains of the peninsula provide a backdrop to the north.