EAST ICELAND TRAVEL GUIDE
The village Budir is situated at the end of the bay Faskrudsfjordur.
The Co-operative Society there operates a shop, a fishing outfit, a fish processing
and a fish meal factory. Late in the 19th and early in the 20th centuries French fishing vessels were
serviced there and the French built a hospital and secured sacred ground for the burial of
the fishermen, who died on the long fishing expeditions to
the Icelandic fishing grounds. Altogether 49 French and Belgians lie buried
there. The hospital building was moved to the head of the bay and its
decayed remains are still standing.
The locals celebrate "The French Days" annually, and the streets of the
village also have french names.
All around the
village are beautiful and interesting natural phenomena to be seen in the
rugged, mountainous landscape..
The distance from the capital is 660 km.
21 km via tunnel <Faskrudsfjordur>
Stodvarfjordur 18 km