With an optimal location between Skaftafell and the glacier lagoons of Vatnajokull National Park, this new 4-star hotel offers convenient access to many of the south coast's premier natural sites. Its wide-open location at the base of a mountain offers uninterrupted views of the rocky backdrop and moss-covered lava fields, showcased through panoramic walls of glass in the common areas. The property's architecture and decor define Scandinavian modern, with clean lines, a neutral palette and bold, artistic fixtures and furnishings. Plaid blankets in bright yellow and gray add a splash of color to the guest rooms, which have mountain or ocean views. High ceilings and large windows lend a feel of expansiveness. Large, contemporary bathrooms have a stone soaking tub and/or walk-in shower and a contemporary black free-standing basin. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, phone, safe, coffee- and tea-making facilities, and a hair dryer. The stylish restaurant serves innovative Icelandic and western cuisine, prepared and presented with creativity.