Highlands Base

Basalt Architects

Foreword by the architects:

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


Kerlingarfjöll – IS


  • Highlands, Iceland, Wood, CLT, Landscape, Geothermal, Valleys, Hotel, Luxury, Hot Spring, Analogue, Film, Kodak, Porta, Kodak Portra 400, Pentax, Pentax 67ii, Medium Format, 120mm