Hotel Husafell

Storarjodur, Western Iceland

At a Glance

  • Surrounded by true natural beauty but away from the crowds of Iceland's more well-known sights

  • The hotel boasts its own geothermal baths which are complimentary for guests

  • For a little adventure, explore the nearby lava cave or the impressive ice cave

  • A boutique hotel with a contemporary design and fantastic views

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May, June and July are the driest months of the year, although rainfall is largely consistent throughout the year, falling as snow in the colder winter months. Mid-June to August is high season, but most highland tours don’t operate until July because of snow. Areas with geothermal activity are often noticeably warmer than surrounding areas. Temperatures drop considerably as you go up into the mountains, particularly around the ice caps. From September through March, the night is dark enough to see the Aurora Borealis.

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Insider's View

Relax in the hotel's own geothermal pool!

The hotel has excellent eco credentials - 100% of it's energy is produced on site.

Take advantage of the Northern Lights wakeup call so that you do not miss any opportunity to see the lights.

Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to Hotel Husafell or take a look at our itineraries to Snaefellsnes and western Iceland

Description

Surrounded by natural beauty, Hotel Husafell offers a contemporary retreat in the Icelandic wilderness. With so much right on its doorstep, Husafell is the perfect base for exploring this breathtaking area.

Located in Storarjodur, western Iceland, Hotel Husafell is completely off-the-beaten-track and surrounded by some of the country's most incredible scenery. Around two hours from Reykjavik, Hotel Husafell is within easy reach of breathtaking glaciers, magnificent waterfalls and spectacular scenery.

With just 48 rooms, Hotel Husafell offers a boutique experience. Each of the rooms uses a natural color palette to ensure the space feels light and bright, while touches such as unique furnishings add to the contemporary feel of the hotel. An emphasis is put on local art, with pieces by Husafell-born artist Pall Gudmundsson throughout the property.

Dining at Hotel Husafell offers a taste of traditional Icelandic flavors with an international twist. The chef uses seasonal produce available on the island and local ingredients to create delicious recipes, many of which incorporate the freshest seafood. The stylish and contemporary restaurant also affords beautiful views across the surrounding landscape, perfectly paired with the fantastic dishes.

Hotel Husafell boasts its own geothermal baths - a traditional Icelandic pastime and the ideal way to unwind after a busy day exploring the surrounding area. Using Iceland's surplus of geothermal energy, these baths provide water at the perfect temperature for soothing the muscles and offer the ultimate relaxation.

Ideally located for discovering Iceland's natural beauty, Hotel Husafell is close to the impressive Langjokull glacier, the world's largest lava cave and the beautiful Snaefellsnes peninsula. Spend your days hiking through the wilderness, admiring stunning waterfalls, discovering the depths of the lava cave or exploring the largest man-made ice tunnel beneath the glacier.

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Accommodation

Hotel Husafell has 48 rooms, each of which is spacious and comfortable. Rooms provide complimentary WiFi throughout and each has a flat screen TV as well as tea and coffee facilities. Some bathrooms offer bathtubs in addition to walk-in showers, and some rooms have a private terrace outside. Each room is adorned with artwork by local artist Pall Gudmundsson.

Deluxe Room

Deluxe Rooms measure 28 sqm, providing ample space for a couple. The bathrooms offer bathtubs as well as walk-in showers, and a double basin.

Superior Deluxe Room

Measuring a spacious 31 sqm, the Superior Deluxe Room boasts its own private terrace. Inside, a sofa bed can accommodate two children or one additional adult, and the bathroom has both a walk-in shower and bathtub.

Suite

The Suite at Hotel Husafell measures 45 sqm and comprises a bedroom, separate living room and dressing room. The bathroom offers a walk-in rain shower, bathtub and double basin. The Suite also boasts its own private terrace outside.

Childcare

Children are welcome at Hotel Husafell however there are no specific childcare facilities.

Facilities

Overlooking Iceland's dramatic countryside, the restaurant at Hotel Husafell offers Icelandic cuisine with an international influence. Seasonal products and local ingredients are used in the dishes, which guests can enjoy alongside the beautiful views.

Activities

Hotel Husafell boasts its own geothermal baths, which are complimentary for guests. Discover this Icelandic tradition and soak in the hot baths after a day exploring the wilderness. Thanks to its remote location, Hotel Husafell is also a great location for spotting the Northern Lights - during the winter months they are seen three times a week on average. With incredible nature around the hotel, there is plenty to do in the surrounding area, from exploring lava caves and glaciers to admiring impressive waterfalls.

Reviews

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Gwen Nicol (Staff)

Hotel Husafell is a modern retreat located in the highlands of Iceland positioned between a glacier and a lave field. This hotel offers 48 rooms, a fine dining restaurant and 3 geothermal pools on site. Hotel Husafell is in a remote setting but it is a retreat for those looking to explore a little more of the off the beaten track side of Iceland. Our room was spacious and comfortable and the thermal baths offered the perfect end to our days of exploration. The hotel restaurant has a 5 course dinner and a la carte options. We enjoyed the five course menu and each course was creative and delicious. The breakfast buffet had cold and hot options and the service was efficient. The hotel also has an activity center on site with a small food store and bistro that is open for lunch. The "Into the Glacier" tour departs from this facility in the winter and the Lava Caves are located only ten minutes from the hotel. All in all, this hotel is slightly rustic but it is a great option for guests looking to explore the highlands or nearby Snaefellnes Peninsula.

Experiences

  • Bathing in the Blue Lagoon

    One of the world's most unique spas, Iceland's Blue Lagoon is an outdoor, geo-thermally heated spa providing an amazing experience that cannot be missed when visiting Iceland.

  • Borgarfjordur and into the glacier

    Explore the beautiful west coast of Iceland, discovering its incredible scenery, impressive waterfalls and the breathtaking Langjokull glacier. Venture deep into the glacier itself, walking through fascinating ice caves, for a truly unique experience.

  • Explore the Snaefellsnes Peninsula

    On this tour pass through the traditional fishing villages perched on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula's coast. Visit the unique Shark Museum and stop at Ölkelda where naturally carbonated water springs from the ground.

  • Ferry to Flatey Island

    Charming Flatey sits in a cluster of around forty western islands in Breiðafjördur Bay. A short ferry from Stykkisholmur takes you to this characterful Icelandic village, with opportunities for hiking and an abundance of birdlife.

  • Horse riding in Iceland

    Known for their distinctive trot, Icelandic horses offer a unique horse riding experience. A completely pure breed, introduced to the island during the Viking settlement, these horses are perfect for both beginners and advanced riders alike.

  • Inside the Volcano

    This is an extraordinary opportunity to explore the heart of a volcano. Thrihnukagigur is a unique natural phenomenon and the only place on earth where you can enter a magma chamber.

  • Lava tube caving

    Explore the hidden side of Iceland, through the country's largest lava tube, Vidgelmir. Formed by lava draining from a volcano, lava tubes are intriguing caves dating back thousands of years, and make for a fascinating experience.

  • Private Super Jeep Tour to Thorsmork

    Explore volcanoes, waterfalls, glaciers and more on this amazing volcano safari super jeep tour to the dramatic landscapes of Thorsmork. Your expert private guide will take you to places very few people get to experience up close and personal.

  • Snorkelling between Tectonic Plates

    Snorkel the crystal-clear waters of Iceland's Silfra fissure and discover the secret underwater canyon located between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates.

  • Snowmobiling on Eyjafjallajökull

    Perhaps Iceland's most famous volcano, Eyjafjallajökull makes for a thrilling snowmobile experience. Join your private guide as you ride across the surface of the glacier and take in the incredible views of Iceland's south coast.

  • South Shore safari

    On this amazing guided jeep safari you will see the South Shore’s most treasured natural sights, including impressive waterfalls, epic landscapes, as well as its black lava sand beaches and dunes.

  • The Golden Circle

    Iceland's ruggedly beautiful and tectonically active landscape offers some amazing natural attractions, known as the "Golden Circle". These include the Gullfoss waterfall, Strokkur Geysir and Thingvellir National Park.

  • Whale watching from Snaefellsnes

    The Snæfellsnes Peninsula in the west of Iceland is regarded as one of the best places to observe orca whales in their natural habitat. In the summer, you may spot an array of other whale species too, including minke and humpback whales.

Vacation Ideas

  • Off the Beaten Track Iceland

    Reykjavik & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

    from $9800 pp 6 nights

    • Discover the real Iceland away from the tourist trail
    • Combine the buzz of Reykjavik with the beautiful and dramatic landscape of the Snaefellsnes peninsula
    • The ideal summer itinerary, spend your days hiking or horse riding along the Snaefellsnes peninsula's grassy coastal trails

Location & directions

Storarjodur, Western Iceland

Hotel Husafell is located in Storarjodur, western Iceland.

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