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Location: Kerlingarfjöll, Iceland

Year: 2020 - 2023

Status: Ongoing

Program: Hospitality and geothermal bathing facilities




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.

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

The project includes:

- Refurbished legacy hotel with 15 Standard 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 Suites

- Highland Base Baths


Architecture design: Basalt Architects

Design team: Ari Þorleifsson, Dagbjört Ásta Jónsdóttir, Elín Þórisdóttir, Grétar Örn Guðmundsson, Hrólfur Karl Cela, Marcos Zotes, Sigríður Sigþórsdóttir, Þorsteinn Jafet

In collaboration with:

Design Group Italia, EFLA, Ferill, Hildiberg

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