| Practical information
|| Interesting places in the vicinity
GPS-waypoints N63°40,559 / W19°29,014
Warden's telephone +354 893 2910
Accommodations in huts for 83 people
Showers (price 500 ISK)
Price of accommodation in huts 2016:
Booking of accommodation at Útivist's office at
Laugavegur 178, Reykjavík, tel. +354 562 1000,
or at the warden in Básar, tel. +354 893 2910
| Volcanic site on Fimmvörðuháls
The price for camping in Básar is 1.500 ISK per person each night. The camping fee includes accesss to WC, showers (price 500 ISK), running water and grill. It's not necessary to book in advance if you are camping.
When driving to Básar a left turn is taken from Road 1 east of Markarfljót river into road 249, which by the farm Stóra-Mörk changes to F249. This road leads all the way to Básar. Please note that there are some unbridged glacial rivers on the way which have to be crossed. Only well equipped jeeps and larger vehicles are able to cross the rivers. These rivers can be dangerous, so make sure to get information about their condition before driving to Básar.
In Básar‘s vicinity there are hiking trails suitable for everybody. Both large and small feet can hike the „Básar-circle“, which is about one hour hike. There is a beautiful view from Réttarfell mountain, and Útigönguhöfði mountain is suitable for those who prefer more exercising. Hvannárgil canyon is like a wonderland. A detailed hiking map can be bought at the warden in Básar or at Útivist‘s office in Reykjavík. Útivist can offer guiding for hiking groups in the vicinity of Básar, both for short and long hikes.
If you need to cancel your booking in hut's:
If the cancellation is received 7 days before your booking or earlier, all refundable except deposit fee 1.000 kr. per pax.
It is not refundable if cancellation is received within a week before the booking.
Picture from Básar hut