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Mountain huts in the Askja-Kverkfjöll region are generally open from mid-June to mid-September. Expect costs to be around 2,500kr ($40/£20) per person per night, with an extra charge for showers (usually around 350kr/$5.60/£2.80). . The Þórsteinsskáli, Drekagil, and Sigurðarskáli huts all have kitchens with cookware and utensils. No food is sold at the huts, and you must bring your own sleeping bag. As usual, guests are packed into large rooms with minimal privacy. If you bring a tent, expect to pay around 800kr ($13/£6.40) per person for use of the facilities. In July and August advance reservations are strongly advised.

All mountain huts in the Askja area, including Þórsteinsskáli and Drekagil, are owned and operated by Ferðafélag Akureyrar Strandgata 23, Akureyri (tel. 462-2720; www.ffa.is). The wardens at Þórsteinsskáli (tel. 864-9301) and Drekagil (tel. 853-2541) can be reached directly, but reservations are made with Ferðafélag Akureyrar by email (ffa@ffa.is).

The Sigurðarskáli hut, Route 902, at Kverkfjöll (tel. 853-6236) is booked through Ferðafélag Fljótsdalshéraðs (tel. 863-5813; ferdafelag@egilsstadir.is; www.fljotsdalsherad.is/ferdafelag); e-mail contact is preferred. The remote hut at Gengissig -- simply known as Kverkfjöll hut -- has no electricity or running water and sleeps six (or 12, more intimately). For reservations, contact the Icelandic Glaciological Society (tel. 893-0742; skalar@jorfi.is).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.