hut Skagfjordsskali is located on a flat area at the mouth of Valley
Langidalur in Thorsmork, just a stone's throw from river Krossa.
The route there from road # 1 requires jeeps or other robust 4wd
vehicles, great care and experience, because of the many unbridged
rivers which have to be forded.
Among the many attractions enroute are the gorge Stakkholtsgja and a few others. Just outside the
hut is Mt Valahnukur, which tempts most people to climb and nearby
attractions, Storendi, Stangarhals, Hamraskogar, Husadalur,
Tindafjoll, Basar, Eyjafjallajokull and many others, offer great
hiking possibilities. Here is also the starting or ending point
of the socalled "Laugavegur" hiking trail between Thorsmork and
Landmannalaugar. Hikers on that trail spend nights in the ITA
huts in Emstrur, on lake Alftavatn and Mt. Hrafntinnusker.
On the groundfloor of the hut are a spaceous entrance, two small
kitchens, a big dining hall, and two sleeping halls with bunks.
In the attic are more bunks. The hut accommodates 75 people.
Outside are separate houses, one with WC and showers, a pick-nick
house for day visitors, small sleeping quarters (2-4), and a shop.
The hut is heated by an oil furnace, which is also used for cooking.
All necessary appliances can be found in the kitchens.
The telephone numbers of the hut from May 15th and September 30th are:
854-1191 & 893-1191.
Tel.: 568 2533
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