Taking shape at the edge of a remote mountain range in the country’s central highlands, Highland Base – Kerlingarfjöll is due to open in summer this year.
Said to be the first resort of its kind in the region, the Highland Base Hotel will be complete with 46 rooms, two suites, and six luxury lodges.
The 46 rooms will range in size from 194 sq ft to 323 sq ft and are designed for everyone from families to solo travellers. The two Highland Suites will be 474 sq ft and feature a terrace with a private, geothermal hot tub. The six Highland Lodges will be luxurious, stand-alone, private accommodations.
Other amenities will include the 80-seat Highland Base Restaurant and Lounge, Highland Base Baths (opening in October), and a range of adventure activities.
Plus the resort will house a series of Highland Base Huts designed for private or shared accommodations. These will be a range of seasonal accommodations in A-frame buildings including bunk beds with shared facilities as well as private huts designed for families or small groups travelling together.
Furthermore, Highland Base Camp will be onsite, a summer-only riverside campsite located at the base of Kerlingarfjöll mountain range with access to the same communal facilities used by the guests staying in the huts.
Ideated and developed by the design teams at Blue Lagoon Iceland, Basalt Architects, and Design Group Italia, Highland Base – Kerlingarfjöll is being constructed to exist in harmony with nature.
The development process has been conducted in accordance with BREEAM standards, and the minimalist interior designs are aimed at producing a sense of place, warmth, and comfort throughout the entire complex.
Full of adventure
Grímur Sæmundsen, founder and CEO of Blue Lagoon Iceland, said: “Kerlingarfjöll has been beloved by Icelanders for decades, and we’re pleased to introduce the destination in an entirely new way.
“Full of adventure—from the journey to the experiences while there—Highland Base – Kerlingarfjöll will be unmatched for those looking to explore the remote, central highlands of Iceland.”