Hut: Þórsmörk

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Ferðafélag Íslands (The Iceland Touring Association, FÍ) owns and operates the hut Skagfjörðsskáli, located on a flat area at the mouth of Valley Langidalur in Þórsmörk. The hut is big and roomy and accommodates a total of 75 people on two floors.

On the ground floor of the hut are is a spacious entrance, two kitchens, one big and one small, both fully equipped with all utensils, a big dining hall, and two sleeping halls with bunk beds. In the attic there are more bunk beds located in three separate quarters.

A big patio where guests can grill and dine is outside and the hut is connected to a toilet and shower house with a path. There is also a pick nick house for day visitors, a shop, a wardens hut and behind the hut is a lovely area where groups can grill and dine together. Besides the accommodation in the big hut, there is a small romantic hut that houses 2-4 people in a secluded area not far away.

In order to reach the hut in Langidalur in Þórsmörk by road, it is necessary to cross many rivers, the last one being the infamous and often dangerous river Krossá. Only jeeps and other robust 4x4 vehicles can drive to Þórsmörk and then only with great care and experience.

Among the many attractions en route are Gígjökull glacier and gorge Stakkholtsgjá. By the hut lies Mt. Valahnúkur, which tempts most people and nearby attractions, Stórendi, Stangarháls, Hamraskógar, Húsadalur, Tindafjöll, Básar, Eyjafjallajökull and many others, offer great hiking possibilities. Here is also the starting or ending point of the popular Laugavegur Hiking Trail between Þórsmörk and Landmannalaugar.


  • GPS Location: N 63°40 960 - W 19°30.890
  • Phone: 893 1191
  • Height above sea level: 200m
  • Next Hut: Botnaskálar in Emstrur
  • Accessibility: Jeeps (4x4)
  • Hut Warden: During summer

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