Fimmvörðuháls hut



 Practical information  Interesting places in the vicinity

 GPS-waypoints N63°37,320 / W19°27,093
 Telephone +354 893 4910
 Open June 17 to August 31.
 Accommodations in the hut for 18 people
 Gas stove

Note there it´s only double beds at Fimmvörðuháls hut. 
No single beds.

 Booking of accommodation at the Útivist office,
 Laugavegur 178, Reykjavík, tel. +354 562 1000

 Or by email to 

 Volcanic site on Fimmvörðuháls              
 Eyjafjallajökull glacier
 Mýrdalsjökull glacier
 Þórsmörk area
 Básar á Goðalandi 

Fimmvörðuskáli hut is conveniently situated almost at the highest point of Fimmvörðuháls, midway between Skógar and Þórsmörk (Básar). Therefore the 25 km long hike over Fimmvörðuháls can be split in two phases by staying at the hut for one night. Guest can also stay at the hut for some nights and enjoy daytrips in the area.

Please note that the altitude of Fimmvörðuháls is more than 1.000 meters. In such an altitude weather can change quickly, even during the summer. Make sure that your clothing and equipment is adequate for any circumstances, check the weather forecast, and let somebody know where you are going; the very best is to leave a travel plan with Safetravel. The main season for hiking Fimmvörðuháls is from early June until the end of August. Off-season there may be winter conditions on the trail, at which time it is only for highly experienced hikers.

No food is available in the hut. Also note that there is no water supply in the hut. The only water is from rain on the roof and melting snow. Therefore you must bring your own drinking water. Water bottles can be filled from open streams on the south side of Fimmvörðuháls but not north of the hut (no streams).

There are no roads to the Fimmvörðuháls hut. There is public transport which you may have to book online early; to Skógar in the south or to Básar in the north.

  Skógar to Fimmvörðuháls hut Fimmvörðuháls hut to Básar
Distance 16 km 13 km
Hiking time 5 hours 4.5 hours
Elevation 1,036 m -936 m
Altitude 1,086 m 150 m

TERMS OF CANCELLATION: If cancellation is received 7 days before your booking or earlier, all is refundable except deposit fee 1.000 ISK per person per night. None is refundable if cancellation is received within a week before the booking.

FOR CONDITIONS please check:

Road conditions 
Weather forecast
or text forecast