A protected nature reserve covering nearly 100 square kilometers, the Kerlingarfjord is a circular mountain range formed more than 10,000 years ago by a series of subglacial volcanic eruptions.
blue lagoon familya collection of sustainable destination, resort, spa and skincare lines, announces the opening of its newest development in summer 2023, Highland Base – KerlingarfjordDebuting in the Asgardur Valley on the edge of a remote mountain range deep in Iceland’s Central Highlands, the multifaceted Highland Base – Kerlingarfjord will be the first in this pristine, adventure-driven paradise. Become. Year-round destinations include the Highland Base Hotel with rooms, suites and luxury lodges. A range of Highland Base Huts designed for private or shared accommodation. Highlands Base Camp, a summer-only riverside campground. 80-seat Highland Base Restaurant and Lounge. Highland Base Bus. A wide range of adventure activities.
“Kerlingarfjord has been a favorite of Icelanders for decades and we are delighted to introduce the destination in a whole new way.” To tell Griml SamundsenFounder and CEO of Blue Lagoon Iceland. “Full of adventure – from journeys to experiences while there – Highland Base – Kärlingarfjord will be unparalleled for those wishing to explore Iceland’s remote central highlands.”
Nature-led sustainable accommodation
Conceived and developed by the design team of Blue Lagoon Iceland, Basalt Architects, When Design Group Italy, Highland Base – Kerlingarfjord is built to exist in harmony with nature. The development process follows the criteria developed by BREEAM, the world’s leading building sustainability assessment method, and the cozy minimalist interior design reflects the sense of place, warmth and warmth felt throughout the complex. Create comfort. In addition to being in harmony with nature, Highland Base – Kerlingarfjord is designed to cater to a wide range of travelers and consists of three types of accommodation:
- Highland Base Hotel: consists of multiple structures including 46 rooms, 2 suites and 6 luxury lodges. The 46 rooms ranging from 18sqm to 30sqm are designed to accommodate everyone from families to solo travelers. Two Highland Suites are 44 square meters with private geothermal hot tubs on terraces and breathtaking views of the mountains. The six Highland Lodges are luxurious self-contained private accommodations.
- Highland Base Huts: Highland Base Huts: A variety of seasonal accommodations in A-frame buildings, including bunk beds sharing facilities and private huts designed for families and small groups traveling together will be
- Highland Base Camp: A seasonal riverside campground at the foot of the Keringarfjord mountains with access to the same communal facilities used by guests staying in huts.
adventure traveler’s paradise
A protected nature reserve covering nearly 100 square kilometers, the Kerlingarfjord is a circular mountain range formed more than 10,000 years ago by a series of subglacial volcanic eruptions. The range includes peaks reaching over 1,500 kilometers and panoramic views punctuated by the spectacular glaciers Hofsjökull and Langjökull, making it an adventure enthusiast’s dream. Highland Base – Kerlingarfjord guests can enjoy a variety of seasonal activities, including hiking an extensive network of trails ranging from 1 to 50 kilometers. Access to a fleet of electric mountain bikes to traverse the raw and colorful mountain landscape. backcountry and cross-country skiing; snowshoeing through geothermal fields; Explore breathtaking panoramas by snowmobile.
A destination with a rich history
Unexplored for centuries, the Kerlingarfjord remained pristine until the 1930s, when pioneering naturalist and entrepreneur Gudmundur Einarsson started a climbing school. Inspired by Ainalsson’s efforts, the FerðafélagÍslands (Icelandic Travel Association) began his hiking tours of the region and built a cabin in 1937. Dining facilities for ski students. Every year from June to August, Icelanders flock to these mountains, with thousands learning to ski at Kärlingarfjord’s seasonal ski school. At the turn of the 2000s, the ski school ceased operations, but the property was renovated and expanded to become Kerlingarfjord his mountain resort, the base his camp for hikers and adventurers.
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