Hiking and Mountain Huts in Iceland

Hikers Hikers Hikers! Are you looking to explore some of Iceland’s best hikes? Perhaps stay overnight in a traditional mountain hut? Then head over to the Ferðafélag Íslands website and read all about the best ways to explore Iceland in all of its stunning natural beauty. Ferðafélag Íslands was founded in 1927 and acts as Iceland’s Touring Organisation, offering information to tourists about hiking trails and mountain huts all over the Island.

Ferðafélag Íslands maintain fifteen Mountain Huts across sudurland and vestfidir that offer up accommodation from between ten and fifty people depending on the location. All of the huts offer refuge from the weather and require you to bring your own food and sleeping bags. The bigger huts often have toilets and running water, but the smaller ones are more akin to Scottish bothies and will require you to fetch water from nearby streams and do the toilet in outhouses or latrines. Huts must be booked in advance on the website and start at 6.000 kr. person per night.

Where can I find information about Hiking and Mountain Huts in Iceland

Ferðafélag Íslands offers lots of information about Hiking and Mountian Huts all across Iceland, with a built in booking service and trail maps.

Ferðafélag Íslands also maintain nine hiking trails of various difficulties and the descriptions of these hikes can be found on their website. The hikes feature detailed descriptions of routes into the Icelandic mountains for keen and competent walkers, and also signpost guiding services as well.

Hiking in Iceland can be dangerous, make sure you have adequate clothing for cold weather and snow, even in summer! If you’re unsure then hire a guide or speak to a representative from Ferðafélag Íslands.

  • Fifteen mountain huts
  • Nine maintained and marked hiking trails
  • Information Centre in Reykjavik

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