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The Highland Center offers two hotel options, Hrauneyjar and Hotel Highland. Located just 1,7 km apart. Both offer access to Iceland's highlands


  • Jökulheimar and Tungnaá

    Jökulheimar and Tungnaá In the middle of nowhere. A black sand desert in the highlands, this is a good place to "get away from it all" - the silence is total, unbroken even by bird calls.

  • Jökulsarlón Glacial Lagoon

    Jökulsarlón Glacial Lagoon Jökulsárlón is the best known and the largest of a number of glacial lakes in Iceland. It is situated at the south end of the glacier Vatnajökull between Skaftafell National Park and the town of Höfn. It is also one of the most famous attractions in all of Iceland. Many commercials and several major international motion pictures have been filmed at this exotic locat...

  • Keldur, Iceland oldest house

    Keldur, Iceland oldest house North of the villages of Hella and Hvolsvöllur is the ancient farm of Keldur. The farm is mentioned in several of the Icelandic Sagas written in the 13th century, including Njál’s Saga. It is located by a natural spa at the edge of a lava field – where water just seemingly incredibly from no-where seeps through the rock formations creating a brook. The current chu...

  • Kerið Crater

    Kerið Crater On The Golden Circle tour and just by Skálholt, there are a group of craters, including the 55 m deep explosion crater Kerid that harbours a small green lake. This crater is a result of an old explosion crater in the Grímsnes region about 3000 years ago. It is now filled with water, creating a lake whose steep circular slopes resemble an ancient amphitheatre. Indeed, once a rock...

  • Kerlingarfjöll Mountains

    Kerlingarfjöll Mountains   The mountain massif Kerlingarfjöll (The Giantess Mountains; 800 - 1500 m) is the main ornament in the chain of mountains and glaciers framing the Kjölur area. It covers about 150 km² area southeast of the Temple Glacier (Hofsjökull) close to the Keldur Road.  The area is full of small steaming hot springs, mud pools and water fountains. It is truly a hiker's parad...

  • Lakagígar and Eldgjá

    Lakagígar and Eldgjá Lakagígar, are a part of Skaftafell National Park. The area contains some of the world’s most remarkable geological formations while the plant and animal life is also of special interest. The Lakagígar eruption 1783 was the largest eruption since the settlement of Iceland and the accompanying lava flow (Eldhraun) was the third largest on earth since the last ice age.

  • Landmannalaugar

    Landmannalaugar This unique pearl of the interior is situated in a valley between colorful, steep mountains at the high and dark edge of the rhyolite lava field Laugahraun. The surroundings of Landmannalaugar are too colorful & magnificent to describe accurately with words. This is the most visited area in the Icelandic Highlands and a must-see. The area is always accessible by Super Jeeps on...

  • Langisjór

    Langisjór Langisjór is a lake in the Highlands of Iceland. It is around 20 km in length and up to 2 km wide, with a total surface area of about 26 km² and a depth of 75m at its deepest point. The lake is situated rather far from civilisation at the south-western border of Vatnajökull at an altitude of 670 m above sea level. On the other hand, the environment is extremely beautiful.

  • Mt. Hekla Volcano

    Mt. Hekla Volcano An active volcano for centuries, Mount Hekla is one of the most famous volcanoes in the world. Hekla is one of Iceland's most active volcanoes, erupting approximately every then year for the past century. The mountain is about 1491 m high and rising. Hekla at a distance has a similar appearance to that of Mount Fuji in Japan, much to the delight of many Japanese visitors her...

  • Mt. Þríhyrningur

    Mt. Þríhyrningur   Þríhyrningur, (“the Three-Horned-Mountain”) lies within plain view of Hotel Rangá and is only about 15km distant. It is a monument in South Iceland and visible from great distances. It is a great mountain to ascend and hike up to the top. The hike takes about 3 hours for experienced hikers - when favorable conditions exist. The ground on the trail can be a bit loose durin...