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Landmannalaugar has just one accommodation, a two-story mountain hut (tel. 854-1192) open June through early October and run by Ferðafélag Íslands (tel. 568-2533; www.fi.is). Reservations must be made online, with advance payment. Vouchers are sent to you by mail and must be shown to the wardens. If you show up without a reservation and they have room, you can pay with cash, MasterCard, or Visa. The hut is perhaps the most overburdened in Iceland, and reservations should be made months in advance if possible, especially for July and August.

The basic wooden structure has 110 sardine-style beds in four bedrooms, with kitchen, toilets, and showers, though showers cost a small fee. Beds are 3,000kr ($48/£24)for adults, 1,500kr ($24/£12)for ages 7 to 18, and free for ages 6 and under, but you must bring your own sleeping bag. Camping costs 800kr ($13/£6.50) per person, and gives you access to the toilets and showers, but not the kitchen. Some visitors assume they'd prefer sleeping indoors, but the hut can get hot, and it's easy to be kept awake by a room full of rustlers, snorers, and chatterboxes.

From late June through the end of August, Cafe Fjallafang, housed inside a green bus, serves coffee, tea, beer, cake, candy, and basic sandwich materials from 11:30am to 8pm daily. Otherwise, all food must be brought in.

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.