Hut: Hvanngil

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The hut in Hvanngil is on the popular trail Laugavegur, from Landmannalaugar to Þórsmörk, a little bit further than half-way on the trail.

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


The Hvanngil hut is operated by Ferðafélag Íslands (The Iceland Touring Association, FÍ) and accommodates 60 people in four rooms.

The hut is on two floors. On the ground floor there is a big entrance, a small kitchen and two dormitories with double bunk beds and tables and chairs. The loft has two sleeping quarters with sleeping bag accommodation on mattresses. The kitchen is equipped with gas stoves, utensils and running cold water. There is a charcoal grill on the patio outside.

There is a small hut for the wardens close by as well as a toilet house with showers (accessible for a fee). Further away there is a stable with kitchen facilities and a loft where 20 people can sleep. By the stable there is a toilet and a camping ground.

There is another and quite special camping ground by the main hut. The camping is more or less inside a lava field where one can find good shelter if the weather is bad.

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.


During summer it is possible to drive 4x4 jeeps to Hvanngil along the road Fjallabaksleið syðri (F210) that lies from Keldur in Rangárvellir, along the north side of glacier Mýrdalsjökull and ends in Skaftártungur. Please note that there are several unbridged rivers along the way, where special care is needed.

The opening season of the huts depends on when the Icelandic Road Authority opens the road and that in turn depends on snow conditions and general conditions of the road itself. On average one can assume that the huts are open from June 25 until September 17.

The hut is closed and locked during the winter time, but can be rented by sending a hut enquiry to the offices of FÍ. Please keep in mind that winter travel in Iceland is serious business and should only be undertaken by highly skilled hikers, accustomed to extreme conditions and carrying 5 season equipment.


  • GPS Location: N 63°50.026 – W 19°12.507
  • Height above sea level: 550m
  • Next Hut: Álftavatn and Botnaskálar í Emstrum
  • Accessibility: Jeeps (4x4)
  • Hut Warden: During summer

Facilities in/close by hut