Nearest towns or place of interest :
Gullfoss 45 km <-Hvitarnes -> Hveravellir 53 km
<-Hiking Hvitanes – Hveravellir ->| Hut Þjófadalir 12 km | Hut Þverbrekknamuli 13 km | Hveravellir 12 km
This is mostly a delta area between some rivers on the northeastern side of Lake Hvitarvatn. There the oldest hut (1930) of The Icelandic Tourist Club still serves its purpose. On a fine day, the surroundings of this area are breathtakingly beautiful.
There are also some ruins of a farm, which was supposedly devastated by the 1104 eruption of Mt. Hekla. Some of the overnight visitors of the hut claim to be aware of the ghost of a young woman, especially if they occupy a special bed. This woman is said to have died of exposure fetching water during a snow storm.
The area around the hut is very interesting for bird watchers and snowmobile tours. Hvitarnes hut is 6 km from Kjolur route stop bus Schedule.