Dazzling natural wonders caused by fire and ice abound in western Iceland, where the Northern Lights shimmer on special winter nights. Here, scenery and sustainability lead the way.
Fittingly, sustainability is at the hotel’s core: it only uses energy produced on-site by hydroelectric plants, powered by spring water that flows from the lava.
Bright, modern and minimalist rooms – some with a private terrace – are finished with delicate paintings by a local artist. Icelandic ingredients inform otherwise international menus at two restaurants, where vast floor-to-ceiling window heights flood the room with light and create something of an enchanting, scenic dining experience. Nature, once again, has the last word.
- Nature lovers
- Young families
- An escape to the outdoors
Things to do at Hotel Húsafell:
- Go on an eco-walk to the power plant
- Float in hot geothermal pools – with waterslide
- Stay in one of two cottages for total seclusion
- In winter, watch out for the Northern Lights
- In summer, play golf in the midnight sun
- Mountain bike through the nature reserve
Things to do nearby:
- Ride Icelandic horses through the wilderness
- Go 40 metres beneath the Langjökull glacier
- Marvel at the beautiful Glanni waterfall
- Venture inside the chilly Víðgelmir lava cave
- Explore the Snaefellsnes Peninsula
- Snowmobile over glittering glaciers