Hut: Hrafntinnusker

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The Höskuldsskáli hut in Hrafntinnusker is operated by Ferðafélag Íslands (The Iceland Touring Association, FÍ) and accommodates 52 people. The hut sits right on the popular trail Laugavegur, from Landmannalaugar to Þórsmörk and is often considered first stop on the trail.

Please book your bed in the hut through the blue button located up to the right on this page.


The Hrafntinnusker hut has two floors. On the ground floor is an entrance hall, a kitchen (with utensils, gas stoves and cold, running water) and a dormitory. On the loft is sleeping bag accommodation with mattresses. The dormitory has single bunks and double bunks (with mattresses). A charcoal grill can be found outside.

Special hut for the wardens is located just west of the main house. A toilet with latrines and sinks is behind the hut and a big patio surrounds the hut and connects the hut with the latrines. There are no showers in the area. Another latrine/outhouse is located at the camping ground below the hut. The camping is on sand and gravel only.

Since the hut is almost inaccessible by car, all guests are asked to take their trash along with them and leave nothing behind at the lodge.

Please note that day visitors (i.e. those who neither stay in the hut or in tents) have to pay a facility fee to use the facilities in the area, such as the toilets. These are wristbands that can be bought from the hut wardens at 500 kr. or ordered beforehand through the web for 400 kr.

The first hut in Hrafntinnusker was built in the year 1977 to service hikers on the Laugavegur trail.


The hut is open and manned during summer. The hut is only accessible by foot and the almost impassable dirt road leading to the hut is only used occasionally to transport provisions to the hut.

The opening season of the hut depends on when the Icelandic Road Authority open the roads in the Nature Reserve Fjallabak and thus the Laugavegur trail. That in turn depends on snow conditions and general conditions of the roads itself.

On average one can assume that the hut in Hrafntinnusker is open from June 25 until September 16.

The hut is closed and locked during the winter time. On rare occasions the hut can be rented during winter but only on the condition that a hut warden accompanies the group. You can send a hut enquiry to the offices of FÍ. 

Please keep in mind that winter travel in Iceland is a serious business and should only be undertaken by highly skilled hikers, accustomed to extreme conditions and carrying 5 season equipment.


  • GPS Location: N 63°56.014 - W 19°10.109
  • Phone: 499 0679
  • Height above sea level: 1100m
  • Next Hut: Landmannalaugar and Álftavatn
  • Accessibility: On foot
  • Hut Warden: During summer

Facilities in/close by hut