Elevated hospitality

Highland Base Hotel

The newly built Highland Base Hotel is designed for total comfort. With upscale rooms, luxury suites, and private lodges, it’s the ultimate in Highland Base accommodations.

A cozy sanctuary

Shelter from the elements

Encompassing 26 rooms, 2 suites, and 6 lodges, Highland Base Hotel is a warm and welcoming oasis. Accommodations range from the deluxe to the luxurious, but coziness is intrinsic in every space.

Underground passageways connect the hotel with the restaurant and the baths, enabling guests to traverse the grounds without battling the elements. Operational throughout the year, Highland Base Hotel is a refuge of warm hospitality and the gateway to a mesmerizing mountain range.

Nourishing & relaxing


Enjoy our complimentary enhancements: Buffet breakfast, high speed Wi-Fi, welcome drink, storytelling and stargazing (winter only), and the Highland Base Baths (opening this winter).

Accommodations for everyone

Choose from rooms, suites, and lodges. Whether you seek deluxe comfort or lavish hospitality, you’ll find the perfect base for your highland adventures.

Deluxe Room

  • Room size: 22 m²

  • Bed type: 1 double bed or 2 single beds

  • Max occupancy: 2 guests

  • Coffee/tea facilities

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Deluxe Family

  • Room size: 30 m²

  • Bed type: 1 double bed / 1 sofa bed

  • Max occupancy: 4 guests (2 adults / 2 children)

  • Coffee/tea facilities

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Highland Base Suite

  • Room size: 44 m²

  • Terrace with hot tub

  • 1 double bed

  • Max occupancy: 2 guests

  • Lounge area

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Bistro Comfort Food

Highland Base Restaurant

Hearty cooking. Alpine-style seating. Amazing views. Whether you’re enjoying a complimentary buffet breakfast or a dinnertime feast, our restaurant will keep you cozy and fueled up for your next adventure.


Heat from the earth

Highland Base Baths

Immerse yourself in geothermal warmth as you marvel at the breathtaking mountainscape. Opening in 2024.


Wonders of the universe


Explore the heavens with our high-powered telescope. Gaze on the cosmos from a place beyond the reach of light pollution. Witness an awe-inspiring canvas of northern lights, planets, stars, nebulae, and galaxies. A hypnotic feast for the eyes. An astrophotographer’s dream.

Stargazing is a hotel inclusion offered on clear nights from October to April at 21:00. A guide will be ready to assist you.

Tales from the extremes

Storytelling & welcome drink

Bring your thirst for knowledge to the lounge. Enjoy a free drink as our storyteller takes you on a 20-minute journey covering the history and geology of Kerlingarfjöll. Learn about the mountain range and the first mountaineers who conquered its summits in the 1940s. Discover the evolution of shelter in this extreme frontier—from the first cabin to the ski school to the birth of Highland Base.

Offered nightly from November to May at 17:00 in the lounge, storytelling with a welcome drink is an inclusion offered to guests of the hotel, lodges, and hostel.