The hill top lodge
Sleeps 6 people
Three bedrooms, two bathrooms
The Hill Top Lodge is a truly unique property, it has an exceptional 360 degree panoramic views sitting on a hill overlooking the Whale Fjord bay and mountain ridge on both sides of the fjord. Apart from the spectacular natural setting, what makes the Panorama Lodge one of a kind is the completely private natural hot spring hidden in the landscape right next to the lodge along with another geothermal hot spring at the edge of the ocean.
The Panorama Lodge was originally built by the British Navy as their communication headquarters in Iceland during WWII and was recently completely renovated and today includes art by many of Iceland's leading contemporary and modern artists, design furniture and interiors of the highest standards. During renovation respect was kept for the history of the house while at the same time meeting all modern requirements, the final design being contemporary rustic showing a lot of originality, combining art, good design and nature.
When Churchill came to Iceland in 1942 to meet with FD Roosevelt Junior they sailed into the Whale Fjord and had secret meetings at the Panorama Lodge which was code named Falcon Crest.
The Lodge has 3 bedrooms and two full bathrooms, including an en-suite Master Bedroom. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and a TV/apple TV/Netflix. The third bedroom has two bunk beds. Every room enjoys spectacular views over the bay and mountains. The kitchen is in an open space shared with the living room and dining area. The outdoor area around the lodge includes two terraces, one with glass roof and electric heaters, a large bbq, fireplace with seats around it and the "hidden" geothermal hot spring, one of the best places to view the northern lights in winter time.
Price per night 1299 euros. (Two night minimum stay).