Hrauneyjar offers basic accommodations in Iceland’s highlands. Mount Hekla volcano and the popular hiking trails of Landmannalaugar just over 19 mi away. Sauna access is free. Wi-Fi access is available. Hrauneyjar Highland’s restaurant is a well-known stop off point for hikers exploring the local volcanic landscape. It offers traditional Icelandic dishes as well as fast food quick fixes. Guests can also have a drink at the bar or buy snacks in the shop. Good quality roads mean Hrauneyjar Center is accessible by car all year round, and a petrol pump is located on site. Staff can provide guests with daily road and weather reports.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

The Highland Center Hrauneyjar has been welcoming guests since Aug 20, 2008

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Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

Free Parking Available On Site


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1 queen bed
3 twin beds
2 twin beds
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  • Hi Helga, We're looking to book a room 30MAY. Can we access your hotel with a 2WD? It looks like we need to drive a few kms on the F26 (dirt road).

    Hihi, we are located on road 26, the road does not become a dirt road(F road) until few km further into the highlands. You will be able to access our ..
    Answered on 17 February 2020
  • When does the F208 close again? Would it be possible to drive as far as the lake Bláhylur in late September?

    It depends on how early it will snow up there if it would be possible or not.
    Answered on 26 January 2021
  • Hi - we are looking to stay at your hotel 21-22 May 2020 and driving from there to the south of Iceland on F208 road if it is likely to be open. Do yo..

    Dear Malcolm Thank you for your question. It is quite unlikely that the road F208 will be open in May, usually the roads open around mid June. Best re..
    Answered on 11 December 2019
  • Hi, Is (spin) fishing allowed on the lakes nerby? If yes, then what are required to do so in terms of licence?

    Hello, thank you for your question. For all questions regarding fishing, we kindly ask you to contact - they handle all licenses. Best ..
    Answered on 19 August 2021
  • When is breakfast served?

    Breakfast is served between 7 am and 9:30 am
    Answered on 7 August 2022
  • why is it full on the08//09 of september? We wanted 2 nights .the night before is ok

    As our booking status is now, we are fully booked on the 8th of September. We do have availability on the 7th of September for one night or on the 9th..
    Answered on 19 February 2020
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The Highland Center Hrauneyjar
The Highland Center Hrauneyjar is situated at the edge of the country’s most impressive and active volcanic area. It is the last stop before entering the vast and untouched interior of Iceland. The Highland Center aims at offering you a “complete” Highland experience from the moment you arrive in Iceland’s interior. Our staff are knowledgeable, helpful and multilingual and are always ready to assist guests during their stay. We aim to provide the best accommodation, excellent food and exciting activities at The Highland Center Hrauneyjar.
Our staff comes from all around the world. Our staff endeavors to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable.
The Highland Center is close to many of the most beautiful and popular tourist attractions in the highlands - including Landmannalaugar, Þjórsárdalur, Mount Hekla, Sprengisandur, Veidivötn and Fjallabak. The vastness and lack of human impact on the surrounding area makes it truly one of the last places in Europe where freedom, natural beauty and solitude are combined in a breathtakingly powerful experience.
Languages spoken: English,Icelandic,Polish

Area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Dinner
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of The Highland Center Hrauneyjar

Most popular amenities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Restaurant
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Landmark view
  • Mountain view
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Cleaning products
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Tour desk
  • Packed lunches
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Raised toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Icelandic
  • Polish

House rules

The Highland Center Hrauneyjar takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


From 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 2 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 years
Extra bed upon request
€ 50 per child, per night
Crib upon request
2+ years
Extra bed upon request
€ 50 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Maestro Mastercard Visa Discover Diners Club American Express Cash The Highland Center Hrauneyjar accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Guests arriving by car are advised to contact the property in advance, in order to receive detailed driving directions. Contact details can be found on the booking confirmation.

When booking for 6 rooms or more, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about The Highland Center Hrauneyjar

  • The Highland Center Hrauneyjar has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • Check-in at The Highland Center Hrauneyjar is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Room options at The Highland Center Hrauneyjar include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Triple
    • Twin/Double

  • The Highland Center Hrauneyjar offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Sauna
    • Hiking
    • Fishing

  • The Highland Center Hrauneyjar is 1.3 miles from the center of Sprengisandur. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, The Highland Center Hrauneyjar is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • The prices at The Highland Center Hrauneyjar may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.