The Travel Club Skagafjordur (TCS) Mountain hut Hildarsel is positioned 340m above sea level, east of glacial river Jokulsa in valley Austurdalur in the Skagafjordur district. It is only an easy eight kilometres’ walking distance from the abandoned church farm Abaer. Rivers Abaejara and Tinna are bridged and other streams en route are very small. This trail is also passable on mountain-bikes and a pleasant bridle path.
From the hut the slope Fagrahlid is only 5 km away. It is one of the pearls of nature, 350-500 metres above sea level, wooded with birches, which get 7 metres high. An ancient route lies across Mt Nyjabaejarfjall to valley Villingadalur in the Eyjafjordur district. The hut accommodates 16 people in bunks and 20 on matresses in the attic. Hikers and riders have priority. Water has to be fetched to a stream, about 50 metres away from the hut.
The access roads from Varmahlid are #752 and #758, about 50 kilometres. The stretch between the Monika-bridge and abandoned church farm Abaer is not passable by small cars with little ground clearance. Near the hut are a horse stable and fenced grazing areas.
Touring Club Skagafjordur (TCS)
Fellstún 5, 550 Sauðárkrókur
Sources: The TCS website; ffs.is