Design Hotel: Hotel Husafell in West Iceland

If you're exploring West Iceland, Hotel Husafell is an absolute must. Don't take our word for it, check out our photo gallery and see for yourself!

Getting to Hotel Husafell is half the adventure. It's about a two hour drive from Reykjavik with plenty of scenery to see and Icelandic horses to pet on the way.

One of our favorite stops along the drive was at the newly opened Krauma Nature Baths, where we got to stretch our legs and soak in a set of geothermal pools heated by Iceland’s most powerful hot spring. It was so relaxing to sit in the hot water surrounded by fresh snow on the ground. 

When you finally arrive at the hotel you'll be pleasantly surprised to find a modern and minimal exterior designed to blend in with the landscape.

Minimalist rooms have just the necessities to allow you to focus on the nature around you or cozy up and read a good book at the window. They also feature art from famous Icelandic artist Páll Gudmundsson. 

A gorgeous restaurant with massive windows acts as the hotel's main communal space. It's the perfect spot for taking in the sweeping vistas during breakfast or warming your toes near the fireplace over a relaxing dinner.


On the menu? Look for this colorful reindeer carpaccio or other local seasonal dishes. 


We loved curling up on this super hygge leather couch for our morning cup of coffee and watching the snow fall outside.

We were also excited to discover that Hotel Husafell has a ton of trails to explore just outside the property. Grab a map at the front desk and plan out your day with a freshly brewed cup of coffee.

On one of those trails just across the road from the hotel is a little farm shed that reminded us of a Hobbit house!

Husafell is also the jumping off point for Into The Glacier tours which is an absolute must-do while you’re here. Click here to see photos and read more about the Into The Glacier experience. 

Hotel Husafell. Rates start at around $250-300/night.

Wild Terrains worked in collaboration with Hotel Husafell but all opinions are our own. 
All images owned by Wild Terrains.

Lauren Bates

Lauren is the Creator of Wild Terrains and CMO at UrbanStems. She is a storyteller, brand builder and digital marketing expert. She currently lives in Washington, DC.