If you believe yourself to be bold, adventurous and a unique traveler, without a doubt Hotel Húsafell and its area is your incredibly vibrant and off-beat winter wanderlust destination.
As the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop, winter unveils a world of wonder and adventure for travellers seeking a unique holiday experience. From snow-covered landscapes to the mesmerizing glow of holiday lights, winter offers a special charm that beckons tourists to explore and embrace the season's magic.
Hotel Húsafell and its area is a unique destination that truly comes alive during the winter months. While many travellers visit during the summer to witness the midnight sun, those who venture here in winter are treated to an off-beat different, equally enchanting experience that is often topped with the Northern Lights phenomenon. With its ethereal landscapes, mesmerizing natural phenomena, andrich cultural heritage, Hotel Húsafell and its area transforms into a winter wonderland that captivates the senses.
In this article, we will explore the myriad reasons why Hotel Húsafell and its area isa must-visit destination during the winter season.
Húsafell area, is located in a lush landscape on the verge of the highlands in West Iceland. When it comes to its enchanting uniqueness, no one will be disappointed, because Húsafell area is considered a true winter wanderlust destination that will provide you with all the necessary scenes for your winter wonderland travelling experience.
The hallmark of Húsafells winter landscape is its dramatic transformation into a wonderland of ice and snow. Blanketed in pristine white, the scenery takes on an otherworldly quality. The iconic waterfalls, such as Hraunfossar and Barnafossar, often freeze into surreal ice sculptures, creating a spectacle that seems straight out of a fairytale. The Highlands, are adorned with glittering icebergs, adding a magical touch to the spectacular. Imagine that with the Aurora Borealis as the backdrop!
And according to METRO US, FORBES and the New York Times,the Húsafell area is established as one of Iceland’s hidden and least explored attraction sites to visit with its natural phenomena and lush landscape that enthrals everyone’s senses.
Hotel Húsafell, offers a wide array of winter captivating activities and attractions that promise to create lasting memories for both thrill-seekers and those looking for a more relaxed experience. Below you will get great insights for your exciting winter activities. So stay tuned!
One of the most awe-inspiring experiences in Iceland during winter is witnessing the Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis. This celestial display of dancing lights in the night sky is a result of charged particles from the sun colliding with gases in Earth's atmosphere. Iceland's location, just below the Arctic Circle, offers prime viewing opportunities for this natural phenomenon.
The Northern Lights season, which is the period that the aurora is most frequently observed over Iceland, is from mid-August to mid-April. And Hotel Húsafell is located at a prime Northern Lights territory that provides the perfect backdrop for this mesmerizing light show because it enjoys an average of three Aurora sightings per week during the winter months.
It’s also a fun fact to consider that Hotel Húsafell was the first Hotel in Iceland to offer automated Northern Lights auto-Aurora wake-up-call service and still offers waking its guest up. So, while staying at Hotel Húsafell, you don't have to worry that the Northern lights will pass you by because its staff will make sure you experience them when they appear by offering you free automated Northern Lights auto-aurora wake-up service. Hotel Húsafells staff is trained to provide aurora-chasers with expert tips and suggestions for capturing the Northern Lights. But also, the hotel’s in-house restaurant is designed for optimal Northern Lights viewing with floor-to-ceiling windows so guests can gaze upon the lights while dining.
It's also a great pleasure to say that FORBES magazine named Hotel Húsafell as one of the world’s best hotels to experience the Northern lights.
Iceland's geothermal activity is a defining characteristic of the island's natural wonders. In winter, soaking in the warm, mineral-rich waters of the country's numerous hot springs is a quintessential experience. There is no experience more authentically Icelandic than hiking through the surreal landscapes of the highlands followed by a relaxing soak in the Canyon baths.
Led by a knowledgeable local guide in English, this year-round tour begins with a short ride from the Húsafell Activity Centre to the trailhead in the remote Icelandic Highlands. On this 2-hour tour you will enjoy a relaxed walk among natural wonders not found in many guidebooks, including the spectacular two-tiered waterfall Langifoss. You will also learn about Iceland’s renewable energy practices, cross an icy stream of glacial meltwater, and see the site toOkjökull, Iceland’s first glacier claimed by climate change.
The highlight of our excursion is a serene soak in the Húsafell Canyon Baths, a surreal geothermal hot spring paradise that must be seen to be believed. Enjoy half an hour of relaxing, recharging, and breathing in the pure Icelandic air before heading back to Hotel Húsafell.
It is possible to order private tours to the baths. Then only you and your group go with the guide to the baths and have them just for yourself.
Enjoying a swimming pool can be a fun and adventurous experience and whether you're looking for relaxation or an adrenaline-pumping adventure, a swimming pool can be a versatile and enjoyable part of your winter wanderlust experience.
We want you to discover the ultimate relaxation and wellness at Lindin's geothermal swimming pool. The swimming pool has undergone an extensive renovation to offer a heightened experience to its esteemed guests, locals, and traveller. The enhancements include state-of-the-art facilities and design elements that blend seamlessly with the natural beauty of the surrounding area.
The watersare geothermally heated naturally by the Earth's internal heat, providing a sustainable and eco-friendly option for relaxation and recreation. Meaning this outdoor facility is a delight in all kinds of weather. There's nothing that compares to the dazzling skyward show in every season, whether you're basking in the summer sunshine or gazing at the Northern Lights dance overhead. There's no better seat than the warmth of the geothermal water to enjoy the delights of nature's spectacular shows.
To further elevate the geothermal swimming pool experience, Lindin now offers a range of upgraded amenities. Visitors can enjoy delightful refreshments from the new poolside bar or partake in invigorating poolside massages for the ultimate relaxation.
For those seeking adventure, Hotel Húsafell offers a plethora of activities that will get the adrenaline pumping. Such as exploring Iceland's second largest glacier Langjökull from the inside! Ascend the majestic white slopes in a hulking modified glacier vehicle and take in the drama of this rare landscape. Then descend into the ice for a glimpse of this wonder-world of ice.
Enjoy the opportunity of a lifetime when you get the opportunity to journey up the white slopes and go deep inside the man-made ice tunnels leading to the blue heart of the glacier. You will ride in modified glacier vehicles specially made to explore the glacier environment and enjoy the view as you drive on top of the ice cap. Experienced guides will lead the way and make sure that everyone is both enjoying themselves and learning the basics of glacier science.
Explore Víðgelmir, the world's largest lava cave located in the Hallmundarhraun lava field in a live tour with a knowledgeable guide, which takes about one and a half hours and leads you into the depths of the cave from one chamber to another.
Víðgelmir is the largest lava cave in Iceland and one of the largest lava caves in the world. The cave has been a protected site since 1993. Its visual diversity and grandeur are unrivalled. This makes for an unforgettable experience. Just shy of 1,600 meters / 5,250 ft, the cave features dazzling colours and lava formations in this subterranean lava tube.
If you are seeking for even more adventure you can also take a tour that goes deeper inside the cave, detailing the delicate stalagmites, stalactites, and incredibly intricate lava formations.
When Húsafells winter landscapes takes on a magical quality in winter it’s a photographer's dream. By taking a hiking tour, led by experienced guides, allows you to explore snow-covered lava fields, frozen waterfalls, and picturesque trails that is a perfect shot for the lens.
Your hiking tour can become a great opportunity to capture the stunning scenery of Húsafells amazing winter wonderland.
An amazing private round trip from Hotel Húsafell. The Silver Circle area contains volcanic lava, waterfalls, glacial rivers, and hot springs rich in Viking history and legends. You can visit Hraunfossar, where water seems to burst through lava formations, and nearby are the brilliantly blue Barnafoss falls; Deildartunguhver is Europe’s most powerful hot spring and many more. These tours combine unique nature and Saga.
Recommended by the New York Times, Borgarfjörður in West Iceland is an up-and-coming place to visit.
There is areas on why the Golden Circle has for a long time been one of the most popular attractions among visitors to Iceland. Hotel Húsafell offer an amazing private round trip from Húsafell towards the Golden circle. You will witness one of the most famous wonders of South Iceland. The historical and geological wonder Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area and Gullfoss waterfall.
There is more. We also offer several optional stops, including Efstadal dairy farm, Friðheimar Tomato Farm, The Secret Lagoon, and more.
Another amazing private round trip tour from Húsafell to the south coast of Iceland.This tour takes you along the south coast on a beautiful and scenic route. You will visit the majestic Skógafoss at Skógar and the beautiful Seljalandsfoss, a waterfall that you can walk behind and through to the other side. The black sand beach Reynisfjara, where the Atlantic Ocean hammers the coastline with all its power. The Black basalt has been shaped into unique, different formations, most notably the famous Reynisdrangar. You will then have the additional pleasure of visiting the Sólheimajökull glacier towering above on your route.
Hotel Húsafell loves tours and offers this amazing private round trip from Húsafell to Snæfellsnes peninsula in western Iceland. This tour is something you can’t miss if you want to capture Iceland’s true spirit and beauty. This tour offers you a spectacular landscape, extraordinary shores, and scenery. In addition, you can visit the Seal colony, Shark Museum, Kirkjufell, one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland and well known from the TV hit series Game of Thrones has being “ArrowHead Mountain,” Lóndrangar the basalt columns from anancient crater, and more.
The Snæfellsnes peninsula is one of the few places in Iceland with golden and pink beaches since Iceland is well known for its black lava beaches, and the beauty is just breathtaking. The peninsula brings you stretches of lava fields, beautiful waterfalls, and gorges, small lovely local villages.
Reykjavík sightseeing Tour
If you would like to change the environment and experience the capital of Iceland, a private tour from Húsafells countryside to Reykjavík and back again is a tapestry of contrasts. The tour offers a comprehensive experience of this captivating island nation. From the raw beauty of the countryside to the dynamic culture of Reykjavík, this adventure promises memories that will last a lifetime.
You will enjoy an amazing private roundtrip from the tranquil countryside of Húsafell to the vibrant capital city that offers the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation.
Reykjavíkis the world’s most northerly capital, with more than one-third of Iceland’s population. Today Reykjavík is a modern city with a variety of restaurants, museums, galleries, and theatres. You can visit the most important sights of the city, including the Old Town, the Höfði house, Harpa Conference Centre, Alþingi, the House of Parliament, the city cathedral, Hallgrímskirkja church, Botanical Garden of Laugardalur, the “Pearl” and many more iconic buildings and beautiful places for you to experience.
Hotel Húsafell in Húsafell area is a winter wonderland that is magical realm that enchants visitors with its natural wonders, cultural richness, and adventurous spirit. From the ethereal landscapes to the celestial ballet of the Northern Lights, every moment at Hotel Húsafell during winter is a testament to the extraordinary beauty of West Iceland. Whether you seek adventure or serenity, in winter Hotel húsafell promises an experience that will stay with you forever. So, pack your warmest attire, with your sense of wonder, and embark on a journey to this enchanting land of fire and ice.
Contact Hotel Húsafell today to inquire about availability, book your stay, or request further information about the hotel and the incredible winter wanderlust experiences that await you. Whether you're planning a romantic getaway, a family adventure, or a solo expedition, Hotel Húsafell promises an unforgettable off-beat experiences tailored to your interests and skill level that will leave you yearning to return. Contact us now and let the adventure begin!