Hut: Fimmvörðuháls / Baldvinsskáli

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Fimmvörðuháls / Baldvinsskáli

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Ferðafélag Íslands (The Iceland Touring Association, FÍ) operates a small mountain hut called Baldvinsskáli on Fimmvörðuháls.

From the hall, you walk into a small dining room/kitchen. On the second floor is a dormitory where a total of 16 people can sleep.

A simple latrine/outhouse is located close to the hut but there is no running water in the area, neither in the hut nor at the latrine. We recommend people bringing their own water supply. Guests have to take their trash along with them and leave nothing behind at the lodge.

The hike across Fimmvörðuháls, from Skógar to Þórsmörk is one of the most popular hiking trails in Iceland. The weather on the trail is infamously unreliable and precarious and thus the need for some shelter on the trail. The first hut on Fimmvörðuháls was built in the year 1974.


  • GPS Location: N 63°36.622 - W 19°26.477
  • Phone: 823 3399
  • Height above sea level: 900m
  • Next Hut: Þórsmörk
  • Accessibility: Hiking
  • Mobile Connection: Yes
  • Hut Warden: During summer

Facilities in/close by hut


Suðurland Distance: 24 km travelTrailDurationShort 9 hrs