names, The New Valley (Nyidalur) and The Glacial Valley
(Jokuldalur) are valid, the first one in the South and the
latter in the North. The valley cuts into the southern part
of the mountain Tungnafellsjokull and its mouth faces west.
The tourist huts are a bit further
west and many people, who stay there for a day or two, enjoy
the hike up the valley into the wide pass beyond it, Vonarskard (The Pass of Hope), between the
mountain and the northeast corner of the Vatnajökull icecap.
Some people also climb the
mountain, all the way to the top of the 50 km² glacier
covering it, but they have to be careful
because of crevasses. A river runs through the valley and just
north of the tourist huts.
along with another glacial river, Hagakvisl, 5 km further north,
can become obstacles enroute, when heavy rain and increased
melting makes them swell.
The tourist hut telephone number from July 1st to August 31st: 854-1194.
N64°44.130 W18°04.350. email@example.com
between Landmannalaugar and Myvatn stop at the huts
Nyidalur, and bus through
Sprengisandur from Reykjavik to Mvatn are also during
After the establishment of Europe's
largest national park, Vatnajokull, on June 7th, 2008,
Nyidalur/Jokuldalur became one of the centres for the NP
194 km, Arnes
153 km, Sigalda
Versalir 54 km <Nyidalur/Jokuldalur>
km, cross road to
Gaesavotn Route 6 km, Myri in Bardardalur 96 km, Godafoss 133 km.
For information on road
or call the Road Administration Information Line (+354) 1777
HIGHLAND ICELAND SAGA