after the Touring Association Utivist was founded, its members started
contemplating the construction of its first mountain hut in the
Godaland area. A hut there would increase the savety of
travellers and facilitate the access to numerous remarkable hiking
areas. The Basar area was mostly intact, only shepherds and a
few other people from the nearby counties had visited this nature
The large hut was built during the period 1980-1981, and the smaller
one shortly afterwards. In the middle of the nineties, a large
kitchen and dining hall were added to the large hut. Immediately
after the Utivist settlement in Basar, the development of the camping
Ever since volunteers have continued working at
maintainance and improvements. The association has published
hiking maps with explanations. The Godaland area comprises a
number of hiking possibilities, short and long, easy and more
strenuous, if people want to conquer the mountain peaks. During
summer, summer is pipelined to the huts and the WC are open. The
huts are heated with oil and a small hydroelectric power station
supples electricity for lights. The huts accommodate 80-90
people. Wardens are present from early May to October.
GPS co-ordinates: N63°40,559' W19°29,014'.
Source: Utivist website.
1000 head office in Reykjavik
Basar Tel.: 893-2910
Isk.1500.- per persons