Iceland Touring Association's huts are located at about 800 metres
above mean sea level at the mouth of valley Nyidalur (Jokuldalur).
The Sprengisandur Route lies right pat them. The older hut was
built in 1967. It has two storeys. The ground floor
comprises an entrance, a kitchen, the warden's room, and a sleeping
hall, and upstairs are sleeping quarters. The younger hut has a
kitchen, a warden's room, and a sleeping hall downstairs, and upstairs
are sleeping quarters. Both houses accommodate 120 people in
bunks and on mattresses on the floor. Both kitchens are equipped
with oil-stoves, pots and pans, but no other utensils. During
the period July 1st to August 31st the huts are attended by wardens.
WC and showers are in a separate house. On a fine day, the view
from the huts is magnificent. The nearby Tungnafell glacier is
easy to conquer from the well vegetated valley Nyidalur (Jokuldalur),
which also allows access to Pass Vonarskard across the mountain ridge
Telephone from July 1st to August 31st: 854-1194.
Source: The ITA website.
After the establishment
of Europe's largest national park, Vatnajokull, on June 7th, 2008,
Nyidalur/Jokuldalur became one of the centres for the NP wardens.