Touring Association Utivist restored the decayed, former
"Mountainmen's" hut in 1990-1991 with their permission. The
Mountainmen were pioneers in mountaineering and interior travelling in
Hut Baldvinsskali is located a bit lower in the mountain pass, 30-40
minutes' walking distance from the Fimmvorduhals hut, located on the
highest point of the pass, just west of the marked hiking trail
between Skogar and Thorsmork. A track for robust 4wd vehicles
lies up to Baldvinsskali and ends there. Those huts increase the
savety of hikers enroute, who can also spend the night there, or even
two, to get the opportunity to climb the glaciers on both sides,
Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull.
The Fimmvorduhals hut is heated with oil and contains
the most necessary kitchen utensils. The WC conditions are
special, because it is impossible to use septic tanks. Therefore
the guests are asked to follow the specific rules applied. Keep
in mind, that running water is not always accessible near the hut, and
snow is not always available for melting, especially late in summer.
The hut accommodates 23 people.
63°37.320N W 19°27.093W.
Source: The Utivist website.
562 1000 &
available for 2017.