Top 10 Mountain Huts and Cabins in Europe: Travel Tips
Tourists shared their favorite places to stay. Among them: “Volcano Hut” in Iceland, mountain shelters and hotels, erected among the rocks.
Volcano Huts, Iceland
The 30 km Fimmvörðuháls trail takes you from the Skógar fields through the waterfalls and past the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. The path may seem tedious, especially if you have to go in the snow, which may linger until the end of June.However, the Baldursskali mountain hut is a great place to relax while traveling to the Thórsmörk Valley. Volcano Huts Guest Houses are in secluded places, where in addition to you there will only be a caretaker, his dog and some of the same brave campers. If you follow the popular Laugavegurinn tourist route, we recommend that you book your overnight stays through the Icelandic Tourist Association (www.fi.is). Overnight stay – £ 34.
L’Alivi is a haven for tourists who follow the Corsican route Mare e Monti. The guest house is located in the small village of Serriera in South Corsica. In this rural stone building, the traveler will find a comfortable bed and delicious food: herbal cakes, lasagna, local cheese, homemade fig jam. Breakfast here is especially hearty. Packed lunches from € 7 are also available. The cost of overnight in a common room is from € 18, single and double rooms are available.
Astraka Refuge, Greece
The Astraka shelter offers tourists the opportunity to relax at an altitude of two thousand meters in the mountains in northern Greece. The institution is open from May to October. Conditions are rather modest: dormitories, cold shower. For a fee, meals can be ordered. Here you can enjoy the beauty of the beautiful Dragon Lake, to which a well-marked route leads, visit the Vikos gorge and admire the magnificence of the Gamila Mountain with a height of 2497 meters. A trail from the village of Mikro Papigko leads to the Astraka shelter. The cost of an overnight stay is € 13.
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Polish Mountain Shelter, Poland
Among the crystal clear lakes and peaks in the Tatras lies a shelter called Polish Mountain Shelter (Dolinie Pięciu Stawów Polskich). It is located in the national park in the town of Bukowina, you can get here only on foot. It is an ideal place for a quiet and relaxing holiday. The menu here will delight you with traditional Polish dishes. It is very comfortable and interesting to walk in the nearby mountains. You should definitely go to Siklawa Falls. The cost of an overnight stay is £ 7.
Casa Vita B&B, Italy
This beautiful rural location is located on the old Via Francigena pilgrimage road, which runs from Canterbury to Rome. Casa Vita B&B is owned by archaeologist Carlo and his wife Katerina. At any time they are ready to supply tourists with maps, conduct a tour and feed delicious food. The price for a double room is € 85.
Camping Isabena, French Pyrenees
After a long hike in the Pyrenees, you can stop at a camp on the outskirts of a small town called La Puebla de Roda. The managers of this place are a friendly and hospitable German-Spanish family. Camping Isabena is surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. Guests will be able to see amazing finds from the Paleocene and Eocene eras. There are also laid routes to lakes of rare beauty and cozy villages to sit in. The cost of an overnight stay is from € 11.
Berggasthaus Aescher, Switzerland
An unusual thematic route Appenzell Whiskey Trek will lead you to this amazing hotel, which is located in a relatively low-visited part of eastern Switzerland. Inside the Berggasthaus Aescher, guests will find dormitories, but they are quite spacious and comfortable. A modest breakfast is prepared in the morning. The cost of an overnight stay is £ 30 (B&B).
Rifugio Selleries, Italy
Local produce as well as homemade wines make this hut an ideal stop for a six-day tour of the Orsiera-Rocciavré Nature Park. Here you will have the opportunity to try homemade cheese, various cereals and game dishes. Owners also make their own wormwood liquor. The Rifugio Selleries has a shared bedroom. The cost of an overnight stay is € 35 (B&B).
Capanna Leìt, Swiss Alps
Capanna Leìt is a house in the village of Dalpe, located in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. You can get here by the route running among the mountain lakes. Along the way, you will see many wild animals: marmots, lizards, birds of prey. You can also visit the city of Fusio, where there is an old church, old mills and the Ostello Comunale guest house. The cost of an overnight stay is £ 17.
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Agriturismo Zertin, Italy
Via dei Monti Lariani is a 125-kilometer route along the western coast of Lake Como at an altitude of 1000 meters. You can reach the Agriturismo Zertin Shelter with a hiking trail of about 2 kilometers. Inside are simple rooms and great home-cooked food.