Álftavötn hut


 Practical information  Interesting places in the vicinity

 GPS-waypoints N63°53,890 / W18°41,467
 Accommodations in hut for 20 people
 Camping close to the hut
 WC (no toilet paper provided)
 Running water (high season only)
 Gas stove and outdoor grill

 Price of accommodation in the hut 2023:
    7.000 ISK
 Camping 2.000 ISK. per person in tent.
 Booking of accommodation at Útivist's office at 
 Laugavegur 178, Reykjavík, tel. +354 562 1000      

 Strútslaug (hot spring)
 Svartahnúksfjöll mountains
 Gjátindur mountain
 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 years ago, and now it is a 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 the highland center 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 huts:

  • If the cancellation is received 7 days before your booking or earlier, all is refundable except a deposit fee of 1.000 ISK per person per night. 
  • Nothing is refundable if the cancellation is received less than a week before the booking.


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