Húsafell is one of those places in Iceland that truly take your breath away. Located in the Borgarfjordur region in West Iceland this farm and church site is surrounded by colorful birch and bushes. It is home to incredible hiking paths, ponds, waterfalls, lava formations and small gullies that will make you feel like you just stepped into a fairytale.
Húsafell is one of the older settlements in West Iceland, unusual in the way to it isn’t at the coast but actually quite far inland. But once there, you will see all the natural beauty and why the Viking simply couldn’t resist putting their farms down here.
Even though it might have meant more effort in transportations. Another positive point to the area is the trout and salmon lakes and rivers which probably made living there even more rewarding.
Perhaps not surprising but Husafell has for long now been an inspirational place for artists. Some of its inhabitants have included Jóhannes S. Kjarval, better known as just Kjarval one of Iceland’s most loved painters and at this current time sculptor, and musician Páll Guðmundsson, who was originally best known for carving faces into large stones but now for his stone harps.
These stone harps which he keeps at Húsafell have gotten famous worldwide and are sought after by many recognized artists, especially after being played by Iceland’s most famous band Sigur Rós.
Húsafell has been a safe haven for Icelanders for centuries and still, today serves as a zen paradise for those looking to escape the busy life and get in touch with nature. From there you can meet up for all sorts of tours, have a quiet walk around or simply enjoy the hot tubs at Hotel Húsafell. How you enjoy it is up to you, Húsafell awaits.