Frequently asked questions

What kind of place is this?

  • The Volcano Huts are mountain huts, located in Þórsmörk Nature Reserve in Iceland.
  • We offer food and accommodation in mountain huts with the option of private cottages and small rooms
  • We are NOT catagorised as a guesthouse, hostel or a hotel, but we do offer similar services

What should I expect?

  • Amazing hiking and beautiful scenary over volcanoes and glaciers
  • No fancy stuff - small rooms and basic accommodation with shared toilets
  • Simple home made food, with self service buffets
  • Extra cost for bus tickets and bed linen
  • You might have to wait for the showers - but you are not going anywhere so that should not be a big deal
  • Expect to share facilities with other travellers
  • Vibrant and friendly atmosphere and a mix of people that enjoys nature and hiking just like you

Where are we?

  • The Volcano Huts are located in Húsadalur Valley in the Þórsmörk Nature Reserve in Iceland 
  • See further information about how to get here…

How do I get there?

  • The Volcano Huts are only accessible by specially modified trucks, mountain busses from the main road or by foot over long distance hiking trails
  • If you have a 4x4 car you can drive almost all the way and hop on a bus by the last river.
  • Click here to get more information about the bus schedule and how to get here…

What kind of accommodation do we offer

  • Mountain hut dormitories 
  • Wooden cottages
  • Small private rooms
  • Camping
  • All accomodation is sleeping bag accommodation but you can rent linen and blankets for extra cost
  • Click here for more information about accommodation in Þórsmörk…

Is there a restaurant or shop?

  • We have a restaurant where we serve breakfast, dinner, lunch, coffee, snacks and drinks at the bar 
  • We have a small shop where we sell snacks & candy
  • It is possible to buy basic provisions from the kitchen of our restaurant such as a loaf of bread, rice, cheese, ham or other things needed on a longer hike
  • We also sell some outdoor clothing, postcards, camping gas and other stuff

How much does it cost?

  • We do have a broad range of accommodation ranging from camping to private rental of rooms and houses. You should find prices for accommodation in our online booking engine
  • Please keep in mind that there is additional cost involved in getting here as you will have to take a bus to get here. 
  • Our services may seem expensive to some people but keep in mind that we are located far away from other service and all our provisions have to be brought in from far away and across many rivers which adds to our operating cost.

Is there a cooking facility for guests?

  • Important: Please note that we have very limited facilities for cooking your own food! 
  • Dormitories only have cups and glasses - no pots and pans, cutlery or dishes are provided. Please bring your own! 
  • Our cottages have small electric kettles and stoves, pots and pans and tableware.  The stoves are small and only usable for basic cooking and heating small portions
  • We have a guest dining area where guests and campers can make their own meals and eat indoors but keep in mind that you will have to use your own stoves, plates and cutlery and there are no coolers to store food

Can I hike on my own or are there organized tours?

  • You can get information about hiking trails and buy maps at the Volcano Huts 
  • We can also provide private guides upon request and by prebooking 
  • Read more about the hiking trails here...

Do I have to book before I arrive?

  • We recommend accommodation to be booked before arrival but sometimes we do have availability
  • No bookings are needed at the restaurant unless for groups and special orders
  • No bookings are needed for the campground unless for groups of 10 or more people 

Do we have Internet connection?

  • Free WIFI is available at the main service building but not in accommodation buildings

What is our cancellation policy?

  • We have a 6-week cancellation policy. That means that accommodation is nonrefundable six weeks prior to arrival.
  • A 15% confirmation fee is applicable to all bookings and nonrefundable.
  • Cancelled meals are refunded 100% as long as they are cancelled with a 24 hour notice or more
  • See more about our terms and conditions here

Do we accept credit cards?

  • We accept the following credit/debit cards: Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

When are we open?