Dreaming of an Icelandic getaway? Hotel Húsafell is a luxurious hotel situated in the heart of Iceland’s stunning Húsafell region, known for its picturesque scenery and natural beauty, and the ideal destination for those seeking a sustainable, luxurious, and authentic Icelandic experience.
The hotel is nestled amid the Húsafell lava fields, surrounded by glaciers and mountains, making it an ideal location for those seeking an authentic Icelandic experience.
Designed to blend in with the natural surroundings, Hotel Húsafell offers a unique experience that combines luxury accommodations, gourmet dining, and outdoor activities such as hiking in a pristine environment.
The rooms and suites at Hotel Húsafell are spacious and elegantly decorated, with natural materials and warm colours for a cozy and inviting atmosphere, each with large windows offering stunning views of the mountains and lava fields.
The hotel also provides a range of amenities, including a spa, fitness centre, and hot tubs, where guests can relax and unwind after exploring.
Known for its Sustainable Accommodation
Hotel Húsafell is a sustainable accommodation and the first hotel in the Nordic countries to make the National Geographic list of Unique Lodges of the world, which is comprised of 57 hotels, all meeting specific standards of environmental friendliness, authenticity, and excellence in service.
Located in remote places worldwide, these 57 distinguished properties offer sophisticated travellers intimate experiences with the local culture and natural environment.
Hotel Húsafell is powered by the thermal spring water bubbling up through its lava landscapes; they have built three hydroelectric power plants, and the hotel derives 100% of its energy from these natural, on-site sources.
Sustainable Features at Hotel Húsafell
- Sustainable design and contemporary Icelandic furnishings
- Guestrooms with original art by renowned local artist Páll Guðmundsson
- Organic bath amenities made from Icelandic herbs
- 9-hole GEO-certified sustainable golf course
- Geothermal nature baths and a unique float therapy system
- New recycling program established with the local municipality
- Local volcanic rock reused as construction materials and decorative features
- Managed and staffed by people from the surrounding area
One of the highlights of staying at Hotel Húsafell is the exceptional dining experience. The hotel’s restaurant serves gourmet cuisine from locally sourced ingredients, including fresh seafood, grass-fed lamb, and wild berries. The restaurant also has an extensive wine list featuring some of Iceland’s best wines.
Sustainable Travel Tips from Hotel Húsafell
Travel brings people close to some of the world’s most stunning and extraordinary natural wonders and connects people with cultures around the world. Travel also has a great power to change places and the lives of the people who live there, in both positive and negative ways. By sustainable travelling, you can maintain tourism and at the same time avoid harm to the natural resources at your dreamy off-beat destination. Seek out authentic experiences, form genuine connections with the locals, and discover new places without negatively impacting them.
- Choose eco-friendly accommodations: Try looking for hotels, like Hotel Húsafell, that are environmentally friendly, where renewable energy is used, water is conserved, and waste is reduced and recycled.
- Adapt to local cultures and customs: It usually pays to adapt to the local customs and traditions of the places you visit because that makes one more respectful of them. Be mindful of the impact of your actions on the local community.
- Support local businesses: Try locally-made products and eat at local restaurants to support the local economy.
- Try to reduce your carbon footprint by offsetting it.
- Minimize waste: Bring a reusable water bottle, reduce your use of disposable plastics, dispose of your waste responsibly, and take great care not to leave anything behind anywhere in nature.
- Protect wildlife: We don‘t have many wild animals in Iceland apart from birds, but still, we try to avoid activities that harm wildlife. This is especially important because the vegetation in Iceland is really sensitive. Be careful where you step.
- Give back: Consider volunteering or donating to local charities or organizations that support the local community.