I have spent quite some time last summer at the Volcano Huts and I have to say, it is a truly unique place in its own kind. It's located right in the middle of Iceland's best hiking areas, and what makes it special is the contrasting combination of complete isolation and the soothing comfort of delicious home cooked food, hot showers and cozy accomodation (but you can also choose to stay in your tent munching on dry bread if you wish so).
Staff is helpful and welcoming; even if their manner can sometime seem to have a "rugged Icelandic edge" to it, they are truly nice guys and dedicated to show you a good time.
Do take care that due to the serious rivers it is surrounded by, getting there is only possible with special buses running regularly or by superjeeps and experienced drivers. But this only ads to the charm.
And as I said the surrounding hikes are jawdropping, definietly check it out if you are planning to visit the country!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Volcano Huts are located in Húsadalur Valley in the THórsmörk Nature Reserve in Iceland, right next to the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano & Glacier. The unique nature of the THórsmörk area make this an ideal place for hiking and nature exploring. We offer rustic mountain hut accommodation, local food, tours and activities for groups and individuals. Volcano Huts offer simple accommodation in small cottages, shared cabin-dorms, small private bedrooms and camping grounds. Our accommodations are quite rustic and in keeping with other mountain huts in Iceland but offer the option of small private cottages and rooms with made up beds. THórsmörk Nature Reserve, has one of Iceland's most dynamic and beautiful landscapes, where active volcanoes and towering glaciers rise above the lush valleys below. The THórsmörk area has endless hiking trails and is connected to the Landmannalaugar Nature Reserve via the Laugavegur hiking trail and Skógar via the Fimmvorduhals trail. The LavaGrill Restaurant & bar offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, snacks, homemade cakes and coffee. We can also send you off with a packed lunch to take with you on your hike. The bar offers a selection of local beers and other drinks. How to get here - IMPORTANT! Please note that you will have to take a special mountain bus to get here as you will have to cross big rivers on the way. You can take the bus all the way from Reykjavik or leave your car and hop onboard the bus at various stops along the way. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Volcano Huts Thorsmork Iceland/Hvolsvollur