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GPS-waypoints N64°05,176 / W18°24,946
Accommodations in the hut for 20 people
Camping close to the hut
Price for accommodation in the hut 2019:
Price for camping:
1.500 ISK + 300 IKR tax per tent.
Booking of accommodation at Útivist's office at
Laugavegur 178, Reykjavík, tel. +354 562 1000
| Sveinstindur mountain
The Sveinstindur hut was previously used by farmers when gathering their sheep from the highlands, but members of Útivist rebuilt it some years ago. The old walls of stone were used, and the cultural icelandic building tradition kept. The rebuilding was a success, and the hut harmonizes with the beautiful nature. Skaftá river runs past the hut, and all around grows especially green moss.
There is no warden at the hut, but the wardens at Strútur hut and Hólaskjól also take care of Sveinstindur hut. Accommodation in Sveinstindur hut and camping there can be paid at Strútur or Hólaskjól, at Útivist‘s office in Reykjavík, or by putting the fee into a special container in the hut.
When driving towards Sveinstindur hut by road F208, a right turn is taken to road F235 which leads to Langisjór. South of Langisjór, close to Sveinstindur mountain, an eastward turn is taken to a path which leads down to Skaftá river, and then driven 1 km north towards the hut. GPS-waypoints of those crossroads are N64°06,456 / W18°26,765. Beware that in the early summer months there could be sandpits on the path.
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.