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 20 people
 Gas stove
 Price of accommodation in the hut 2020:
    7.200 ISK
 Booking of accommodation at Útivist´s office at
 Laugavegur 178, Reykjavík, tel. +354 562 1000            


 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 dealt in two phases by staying at the hut for one night. The 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 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 experienced hikers.

Also note that it 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.

If you need to cancel your booking in huts:

If cancellation is received 7 days before your booking or earlier, all is refundable except deposit fee 1.000 ISK per pax.

None is refundable if cancellation is received within a week before the booking.