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GPS-waypoints N63°53,890 / W18°41,467
Accommodations in hut for 20 people
Camping close to the hut
Price of accommodation in the hut 2020:
Camping 1.700 ISK + 300 IKR tax per tent.
Booking of accommodation at Útivist's office at
Laugavegur 178, Reykjavík, tel. +354 562 1000
Strútslaug (hot spring)
Eldgjá (huge volcanic fissure)
Stone bridge over Syðri-Ófæra river
The Álftavötn hut is an old one used by farmers when gathering their sheep from the highlands. Members of Útivist rebuilt it some ears ago, an now it is really cosy and comfortable hut.
There is no warden at the hut, but the warden at Strútur hut also takes care of Álftavötn hut. Accommodation in the hut and camping there can be paid at Strútur, at Útivist's office in Reykjavík, or by putting the fee into a special container in the hut.
The easiest way to Álftavötn is from Skaftártunga by road F208. North of Hólaskjól a left turn is taken to road F233. The unbridged river Syðri-Ófæra must be crossed. Those unfamiliar with the river should get information about the best place to cross the river, the warden at Hólaskjól will most likely know that. A short while after crossing the river a left turn is taken into a path leading almost to the hut, the last 200 meters must be gone by foot. The GPS-waypoints of those crossroads is N63°53,816 / W18°42,195.
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.