Hotel Ranga Hella
Thick log walls shield guests from the elements at Hotel Ranga, which stands on a wild windswept plain. There are 44 doubles and seven World Pavilion suites inside that nod to different corners of the globe. Choose Africa for thatched roofs, animal hides and tribal art, or Australia for surf boards, beach motifs and a didgeridoo. The restaurant dishes up salmon from the River Ranga, alongside fermented shark and reindeer carpaccio. Outside, dogsledding, snowmobiling and 4x4 tours beckon.
Hotel Ranga, Gamli Sudurlandsvegur, Hella (00 354 487 5700; hotelranga.is). Doubles from €194, including breakfast.