mountain huts of the Iceland Touring Association on lake Alftavat on
the Middle Route were built in 1979 and can accommodate 58 people in
sleeping bags. They are equipped with gas stoves, utensils and
running cold water. One of the huts is reserved for hikers on
the trail between Thorsmork and Landmannalaugar.
During summer, the warden of the huts lives in a separate house.
Showers and WCs are in the fourth house and fee is charged for the use
of the showers. The huts are about half-way on the trail and the
Middle Route for vehicles is only a stone's throw away. The
beautiful landscapes of the area offer varied hikes, i.e. to the gorge
Alftaskard, Bratthals and Torfahlaup.
Lake Alftavatn is deep and decorative. In the
past, whooper swans were hunted there, but after the drowning of the
farmer of Fljotsdalur in 1838, witnessed by his teenage daughter,
the hunt was abandoned. It is possible to drive (4x4) along Mt.
Torfatindur to the narrow gorge Torfahlaup.
Source: The ITA website. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel.: 568 2533
MOUNTAIN HUTS Alftavatn
Price Per person.