Lake Myvatn, Iceland
This modern hotel's hillside location overlooking Lake Myvatn offers the ideal location for exploring this volcanic area rich in geological wonders and migratory birdlife. Built in 2017 and designed by award-winning architects, Fosshotel Myvatn features almost exclusively low-environmental-impact materials. The low-rise building is clad with larch wood and a sod roof, creating harmony with nature. Interiors blend natural fibers in gray, taupe and orange with warm woods to create an aesthetic that is contemporary yet cozy. Furnishings include mid-century modern chairs and button sofas, and beds have heavy cotton-clad European-style duvets keep guests warm at night. Rooms have free Wi-Fi and flat screen TVs. Bathrooms have glass walk-in showers with overhead rain showers and handheld showerheads, as well as towel warmers and hair dryers. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the restaurant offer views over Lake Myvatn and the surrounding lava fields.