Kerlingarfjoll drone photo

Highland Base at Kerlingarfjöll

Your gateway to an extreme paradise

The heights of highland hospitality

Opening in 2023

We are closed due to renovations. We will reopen in summer 2023, offering accommodations for everyone from the backpacking traveler to the lavish explorer.

We will begin accepting online reservations in February or March, 2023. Please sign up for our newsletter to receive a notification when we open for bookings.

We look forward to welcoming you to Highland Base at Kerlingarfjöll next summer!

Landscape image of Kerlingarfjöll Mountain Resort and nature surrounding it

Kerlingarfjöll for all

Whether you’re traveling light or lavish, Highland Base will be a welcoming oasis. From the simplicity of camping to the luxuries of a private lodge, all levels of comfort are the gateway to an extreme paradise.

Thermal Baths
Hiker in foreground looking over snow covered mountains of Kerlingarfjöll in the background
View of hiking trails through geothermal area in Kerlingarfjöll with snow covered hills in background
Hiking trail over a ridge with steam rising from geothermal pools and snow covered hills in background
Woman hiking down a hill in foreground. Hiking paths across multiple hills and mountains in background with steam rising from geothermal vents and snow covered mountains in the distance

A nature lover's dream

With steaming geothermal valleys, glacial rivers, astonishing rock formations, perennial snow fields, and panoramic vistas, Kerlingarfjöll is an awe-inspiring wilderness encompassing a vast network of trails.

Journey to another world

Nature of highland base

Gripping. Thrilling. Riveting.

Traveling to Kerlingarfjöll is an adventure unto itself. When the paved road disappears and you enter the rocky desolation of the highlands, you might feel as if you’ve left planet Earth.

A history of adventure

Kerlingarfjöll in the 70s

Bold. Brave. Spirited.

Highland Base inherits and honors the legacy of the pioneering explorers who built the first cabins at Kerlingarfjöll in the 1930s.

A future of hospitality

Map of Highland Base area. Accomodations on the left

The following entities are scheduled to open on July 1, 2023:

  • Refurbished legacy hotel with 15 Standard twin and 5 Standard family rooms

  • Highland Base Restaurant

  • Six Highland Base Lodges

  • Seven A-frame huts with sleeping bag accommodation or made-up beds

  • Campsite

  • Shared bathrooms and kitchen facilities

A new hotel with the 22 Deluxe rooms, 4 Premium rooms, and 2 Highland Base Suites will open on August 1, 2023.

Highland Base Baths will be ready by late summer or early fall.