Hotel Husafell in West Iceland is a proud new member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, an exclusive collection of 57 handpicked lodges that invite guests to experience the world’s most spectacular places while helping to protect them for generations to come.
Amid the dramatic landscapes of West Iceland’s Highlands, Hotel Husafell is within easy reach of glaciers, lava caves and Snæfellsnes National Park. Built conscientiously from sustainable design, Hotel Husafell celebrates the wild and inspiring essence of Iceland.
BECOMING A UNIQUE LODGES MEMBER
Every lodge is evaluated through a comprehensive vetting process in which it is judged on property, guest experience, quality of service and sustainable tourism practices. The process includes an on-site inspection by an expert to assess hotel operations, to meet staff and to evaluate the lodge’s sustainable tourism practices.
“NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXCLUSIVE”
Guests who book through National Geographic Unique Lodges will receive a “National Geographic Exclusive” experience. Guests are invited on a private history tour of Husafell grounds including the stone sculptures by local artist Páll Guðmundsson. Visit the hotel’s on-site hydro and geothermal plants and learn firsthand about Iceland’s cutting-edge clean energy practices. Stop by a Viking-era sheep pen to hear the folklore-rich history of Husafell. While there guests may try hoisting the world-famous Husafell stone, a test of strength introduced centuries ago by Husafell forefather Snorri Björnsson.
SPOTLIGHT ON SUSTAINABILITY
Thermal spring water bubbling up through lava landscapes creates much of the energy used by Hotel Húsafell. The lodge has built three hydroelectric power plants to capture the power of heat and water generated by nature here, and derives 100% of its energy from these natural, on-site sources. Sustainable features at Hotel Husafell:
• Sustainable design and 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 open year-round
• Fine dining with an emphasis on local food
• New recycling program established in the community
• Staff hired from the surrounding area
National Geographic Unique Lodges offer travelers a full-service experience from booking to checkout. Travelers can browse all of the properties on the Unique Lodges website and request a reservation at a lodge. They can join a National Geographic Expedition that features a Unique Lodge or book one of National Geographic’s new Private Expeditions, offered in partnership with Virtuoso®, the leading international luxury travel network.
For more information about National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, visit www.nationalgeographiclodges.com.