20 CAT III en-suite double / twin rooms and 20 CAT II en-suite double rooms; 54 CAT I rooms with shared facilities; 19 double and 35 twin rooms. The L-House, which is open from June 15th – September 15th has sleeping bag accommodation in 14 twin rooms with shared bathrooms and cooking facilities. No cooking facilities are offered elsewhere on the Hrauneyjar property.
Hrauneyjar Highland Centre has a well-known restaurant that is open between 11:00 and 21:00, serving heartwarming food and sitting up to 180 guests. The menu includes Icelandic lamb soup, salmon, lamb, beef, a selection of hamburgers and sandwiches, and a daily special. A dinner buffet is open between 18:30 and 21:00.
Service and recreation
Guests at Hrauneyjar Highland Centre have access to a sauna. A small shop and petrol station is furthermore at the centre. During the summer season, scheduled buses stop at Hrauneyjar, which is the last service centre with fuel before crossing the highland to north Iceland via the Sprengisandur highland route. Marked hiking trails, fishing permits and 4x4 jeeps available for rent, either for a single day or overnight. The nearest towns with supermarkets and a swimming pool are Flúðir (90 km / 56 mi) and Hella (100 km / 62 mi).
Because of the surroundings of the Hrauneyjar Highland Centre, it is one of the last places in Europe where it is possible to experience freedom, natural beauty and solitude, all combined into an extraordinary and powerful experience. Towering over the region is Mt. Hekla, one of the most famous volcanoes in the world, as well as being one of Iceland’s most active. It is an irresistible challenge for climbers and geology enthusiasts alike.
Edgy, enveloping and spectacular
Landmannalaugar (40 km / 25 mi) is an area of unmatched natural beauty. Located in a valley between colourful and steep mountains, by the high and dark edge of a lava field, it is one of the most visited areas in the Icelandic Highlands and an absolute must-see. The area is always accessible by super jeeps on special tours. Landmannalaugar are not least famous for hot and cold springs and a natural and thermal bathing pool.
A memorable valley
A visit to Þjórsárdalur (33 km / 20.5 mi) is a memorable day trip that can be taken all year round from Hrauneyjar Geusthouse. The Saga-Age Farmhouse, a replica of the farm Stöng, was re-built in 1974. The original farm was destroyed by the 1104 Mt. Hekla eruption. A short walk up the valley takes you to Háifoss, the second-highest waterfall in Iceland. Gjáin – the Gorge – is a beautiful oasis at the edge of the central highlands and should not be missed when visiting Þjórsárdalur.
Hosts: Friðrik and Ingi Þór