Strútsstígur

About the hike

The hiking trail from Hólaskjól in the east and to Hvanngil in the west has been called Strútsstígur and is a peaceful and beautiful hiking trail to Fjallabak – with Mýrdalsjökull and the sands in the south and the Torfajökull area in the north.

In the middle of the road is Strútslaugin itself, which is lovely to lie in.

The poor route and good preparation for longer and more challenging trails, e.g., Laugavegur – is by no means uncommon.

The first day of the walk is a short walk from Hólaskjól to the hut by Álftavötn, and if the weather and time allow, we walk a few km from some good place to the cabin in Hólaskjól, there is plenty to choose from. The hut by Álftavötn was renovated just after the turn of the century and seats 20 people.

The day trip is short and comfortable, or about 6-7 kilometers from Hólaskjól to Álftavötn. From there, the road leads to Hólmsárbotnar in the luminous green moss north of Svartahnúksfjöll and to Strútslaug, where hikers can take a bath.

From the pool, it is about an hour’s walk to the hut by the mountain Strút.

This is a real day trip, a total of over 20 kilometers, and with a good stop in Strútslaug for at least 8 hours.

The third day of the walk is west along Mælifellssandur and to the hut in Hvanngil, where hikers entered the road on Laugavegur. On this day, the magnificent Mýrdalsjökull glacier is on the left, and Mælifellssandur is in front.

During the Age of Accident, some people may become aware of ghosts, but hikers and women have been out there.

This day route is about 18 km, and the bus takes us to Hvanngilið.

Food
Would you please bring your snack that you know will give you good energy when you need it? I like having nuts and chocolate in a bag in front of me, easy to grab. Fruits, grains, and protein are good nutrition at the beginning of the day; bread and soup for lunch and then will be offered—meat and pasta and sauce for dinner. Remember to bring tea, coffee or cocoa.
Included in the price:
* Bus
* Guidance
* Lodge accommodation
* Breakfast and dinner

Departure

Daily at 9:00am from Reykjavík

Level of Difficulty

Medium

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What to Bring

In the highlands of Iceland there is hope for everyone, even in the summer! We want the clothes to protect us from the weather. Windproof and waterproof outer shell is therefore necessary, which can be stored in the backpack if it becomes bongo-friendly, and it will be a good story to tell.

  • Good walking shoes that have been worn are just as important as the shells. On a trip like this, it is important to wear shoes that support the ankles, and in addition they should keep you warmer and drier.
  • Hiking pants / leggings or skirts (wool) should be made of dy-fit material. It is not possible to show up in jeans or cotton trousers.
  • Warm underwear like wool underwear is the gold equivalent. They keep the moisture out of your body and stay warm even when you get wet.
  • Walking socks are important as they determine whether you feel comfortable in your shoes or not. Woolen socks or artificial socks, not cotton socks at all. Bring some extra socks. Absolutely invaluable to put on new socks at the beginning of the day.
  • Warm sweater or shirt made of fleece or wool.
  • Mittens and a warm hat, bring some extra!

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