Mountain shelters in Iceland

Posted on June 8, 2009 by

The mountain shelters, or sæluhús, are located along the main excursions routes of Iceland. They’re open to everybody; they have big rooms to sleep with the bag, and sometimes they even have a kitchen, showers, drinkable water and small areas for camping. Most of these buildings may be reached only on foot; the shelters Landmannalaugar and Þórsmörk with a 4×4 vehicle, while the Hornstrandir by boat.

The reservations must be done in advance calling the local keepers, as the availability is quite limited. The main manager of the refuges is the Ferðafélag Íslands ( ), the Icelandic excursion association, that owns 34 buildings around the island.
The other groups that manage shelters are:

Austurleið SBS ( )
Ferðafélag Akureyrar ( )
Útivist ( )

Comments (2)


  1. cinzia says:

    indeed many more posts are there to come.
    are you planning a visit to the land of Ice?

  2. cinzia says:

    what kind of details you’d like to receive?

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