The Red Mountain Resort, Iceland


The Red Mountain Resort, a hotel hidden the breath-taking Icelandic nature, with moors, mountains, volcanos and lagoons, will offer guest the ultimate experience for both body and mind.

The resort faces Snæfellsjokull, a glacier-covered stratovolcano where, according to Icelandic legend, a man named Barður Snæfellsás moved when he wanted to leave behind civilization and live in solitude.

Built in concrete, aluminum, glass, grass roof and river stone The Red Mountain Resort will in addition to it’s large spa and recreational areas include 150 rooms, 20 bungalows and a centre for the creative industries including housing for artists in residence and an installations space. To expand the art experience Johannes Torpe Studios propose to establish an art track along the river. By foot the guests will pass five pavilions created by local artists.

The project has been awarded a Commendation in the Retail & Leisure category at the 2018 MIPIM/Architectural Review Future Project Awards. The jury says:

“This resort promises a sensory escape into breathtaking Icelandic nature. Its architecture seduces visitors through an exploration of the interplay between nature and visitor.”

The Red Mountain Resort spa and wellness retreat will invite guests to embark on a journey of self-discovery through a range of different offerings;

Spa Experience, Sauna

Spa Experience, Lost

Spa Experience, Fire Bath

Spa Experience, Ice Bath

Spa Experience, Dead Sea

Spa Experience, Rain Shower

Inspired by the dramatic natural surroundings and the mystical folk culture of the Snæfellsnes peninsula the idea is that The Red Mountain Resort as a destination for all those that seek a break from daily routines.

Getting close to the elements.

Hotel, Restaurant

Hotel, Suite

The Northern Lights

We love the visuals of this new spa and wellness retreat and will eagerly await it’s opening and hope to visit in the future.

Visuals by Ikonoform / Johannes Torpe Studios.

More about West Iceland and Snaefellsnes here!

6 Comments

  1. It’s in early planning stage so we will need to follow the project to find out! Best wishes, Bianca

  2. This sounds like it is going to be a one of it’s kind resort, hotel&spa….sounds very inviting&relaxing!!

  3. Hi Michael. This hotel is in the planning stage and will not be ready for guests this summer. Sorry about that! Best, Bianca

  4. I would like information regarding a visit to your amazing property this coming summer.
    Thank you for your quick response.

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