Hut: Landmannalaugar

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The Landmannalaugar hut is operated by Ferðafélag Íslands (The Iceland Touring Association, FÍ) is big and comfortable and accommodates 78 people on two floors. The ground floor has a good entrance hall, a large sleeping quarters with bunk beds and a kitchen, fully equipped with gas stoves, hot and cold running water and all utensils. Upstairs there is one small dorm room and three large ones.

A patio connects the hut with a big toilet/shower house that also serves the camping ground and the numerous day visitors to Landmannalaugar. The wardens live in a roomy hut beside the toilet house.

The camping area is located close to the toilet house and is mostly on gravel. It is extremely difficult to drive the pegs into the ground and if it is windy, rocks have to be used to weigh the tents down. People are kindly asked to return the rocks to the wooden crates after use.

The huts are located at the dark edge of the rhyolite lava field Laugahraun, close to a few hot springs which create excellent bathing conditions in a natural brook. The banks of the brook are boggy and people are kindly asked to use the wooden pathway across the bog to the brook. To protect the environment, it is strictly forbidden to use a soap in the brook, throw trash around or bring glass bottles or containers to the brook.

Landmannalaugar is a part of a larger nature reserve and the first hut was built there in the year 1951. Landmannalaugar is either the beginning or the end of the Laugavegur Hiking Trail to or from Þórsmörk. All around are unbelievably beautiful hiking trails, both short and long. The mountains are split with gullies and gorges in multiple colors.

The hut in Landmannalaugar is generally open and manned during late winter/early spring. Please note that it is not possible to drive to Landmannalaugar during winter on a standard rent-a-car, you can only reach it by hiking, skiing on a skidoo or driving specifically equipped super jeeps.


  • GPS Location: N 63°59.600 - W 19°03.660
  • Phone: 860 3335
  • Height above sea level: 550m
  • Next Hut: Hrafntinnusker
  • Accessibility: Jeeps (4x4)
  • Hut Warden: All year

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