Highland hotel in south Iceland: luxury in no man’s land

Hrauneyjar Highland CentreHrauneyjar Highland Centre is an ideal base of operations at the very edge of civilisation – with the vast expanse of the Icelandic Highlands right outside the front door.

Hrauneyjar Highland Centre is home to the luxury of Hotel Highland as well as other comfortable guesthouse accommodation, a restaurant and all the other amenities essential for exploring the Icelandic interior.

Hrauneyjar is known as the last outpost of civilisation – and it certainly has a frontier feel about it. The Centre has the final inland fuel stop before the north of the country over 200 kilometres away, as well as a shop, café and a plethora of useful information on the local area, travel and weather conditions and local tours and activities.

Hotel Highland is the only quality hotel in the rugged Highlands. This luxury hotel in the south of Iceland offers à la carte dining, en suite bedrooms, a bar, hot pots and sauna, and even a helipad.

Meanwhile, the Hrauneyjar Highland Centre is also home to a guesthouse which offers a comfortable range of bedding options, including sleeping bag accommodation. Hotel Highland may be the more luxurious option, but both come with the same stunning views and the same tantalising possibilities for exploration.

The Centre is ideally located within easy reach of some of South Iceland’s most timeless attractions: Landmannalaugar, Mount Hekla and Sprengisandur to name just a few. Many visitors come for the excellent hiking and fishing, but others come for the bird watching or to explore the local glaciers.

Hrauneyjar Highland Centre is open all year round and, despite its seemingly remote location, is only 150 kilometres from Reykjavik and is accessible all year round over paved roads in any size vehicle. Hotel Highland is only open for group bookings during the winter months, however.

Visit www.allseasonhotels.is for more information on Hotel Highland and Hrauneyjar Highland Centre.