Hotel Húsafell Joins National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World!

Hotel Húsafell is a proud new member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, an exclusive collection of hand-picked hotels that are committed to sustainability, authenticity and excellence in service.

Located in remote places around the world, these 57 distinguished properties offer sophisticated travelers intimate experiences with the local culture and natural environment.

How National Geographic Chooses Unique Lodges of the World

When selecting hotels for the collection, National Geographic looks for places where guests can have an unforgettable experience. Stunning architecture and design, incredible views, innovative sustainability practices, and excellent cuisine are just a few of the requirements. The properties must offer also activities to help guests engage with their unique surroundings. As the only property selected in Iceland, Hotel Husafell is proud to have passed this rigorous review process.

Spotlight on Sustainability

Thermal spring water bubbling up through lava landscapes creates much of the energy used by Hotel Húsafell. We’ve built three hydroelectric power plants to capture the power of heat and water generated by nature here, and the hotel derives 100% of its energy from these natural, on-site sources. Here are some other sustainable tourism features at Hotel Husafell:

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

Fine dining with an emphasis on local seafood, wild game and seasonal produce

New recycling program established with local municipality

Sustainability leadership by example in the community

Local volcanic rock reused as construction materials and decorative features

Managed and staffed by people from the surrounding area

View the official Hotel Húsafell listing on National Geographic Unique Lodges website.