Hotel Skaftafell

Oraefum, Iceland

This lodging is truly in “the middle of nowhere,” near the tongue of the huge Vatnajokull Glacier on the edge of spectacular Skaftafell National Park. Lava fields stretch out in front of the hotel, and on a clear day, you can see the ocean. Rooms are small and simply furnished but cozy and comfortable. Have a drink at the tiny upstairs bar for a fantastic glacier view.