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Hotel Husafell: review

At the end of a rewarding road trip that led me to West and South Iceland and all the way into the highlands, I spent my last night in Iceland in Hotel Husafell. Hotel Husafell might be the exact opposite of Hotel Ranga I visited earlier: this hotel definitely relishes in the somewhat typical minimalistic scandi-style with lots of pale wood, white walls and slight grey accents. Although you could say this style isn’t exactly groundbreaking, I do find it to be very calming. Just something a – by now – very tired roadtripper might have special appreciation for.

Our bed at Hotel Husafell, Iceland


Our room at Hotel Husafell, Iceland


The true showstopper of this hotel is their restaurant. The space is visually appealing with high ceiling and industrial looking lamps. Add to that some enormous windows and you have a recipe for a night of fine dining in style. The food was the best I’ve had in Iceland and staff has that typical Icelandic friendly discretion.

The trendy restaurant of Hotel Husafell serves delicious food!

One of the ultimate advantages of this hotel: it has its own hot spring pool. So you don’t even have to bother with those pesky F-roads to get your Iceland hot spring experience! Hotel Husafell is centrally located in West-Iceland; that region has a lot to offer, like the Into The Glacier tour. This tour takes you inside and underneath Iceland’s second largest glacier, and starts at Hotel Husafell!

Points of criticism were hard to find; by using the walk-in shower I made the entire bathroom wet though. And the rooms don’t have airconditioning. But of course you don’t need that most of the time in Iceland. I just happened to stay there on an exceptionally hot summer day. The hotels do have floor-heating on the other hand!

The bathroom of our room at Hotel Husafell


Hotel Husafell


My verdict: would I stay here again?

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Have you visited Iceland? Were you staying in hotels or were you backpacking?