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Last updated: 17 January, 2023
Expert travel writer: Oliver Berry

Hotel Husafell sits in its own remote valley on the edge of the mighty Langjokull glacier, and numerous outdoor adventures are on offer here, from ice caving to glacier hiking.

The hotel itself is a smart, inviting space: a cluster of single-storey buildings clad in timber and glass, with luxuries including underfloor heating, slate bathrooms and artworks by Icelandic artist Pall Gudmundsson.

The hotel’s Icelandic restaurant is open for dinner and offers views of the highlands through floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

Surrounding area

Hotel Husafell stands in splendid isolation, way up in the interior highlands. It feels rather like its own little village, and you’re perfectly placed for exploring the area around Langjokull.

It’s worth detouring to have a dip in the Krauma baths, about 30km east, or for the ultimate wild bath, take a guided trek up to the hotpots of Husafell Canyon, which can be reached in about an hour’s hike from the hotel.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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View down a yellow walkway descending into a tunnel

Vidgelmir Lava Tunnel

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Best for ages: 6+ | £40

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