the name of the company which
runs the shop and the information-center in Landmannalaugar. This activity
takes place in two green school-busses, driven to the highland
in summer and back down to the flatland in authumn. Those
members of Fjallafang, who work in the highlands, are Smári
and Nína, the same people who made this homepage. 12 summers
in Fjallafang gave them the experience and interest to make
From the year 2011 Fjallafang has new owners. Smári and Nína are living and making art in Westfjörds :)
Offered in our shop on wheels
Mainly we´ll provide the same products, prices and services as the last
two summers. We´ll put more emphasis on healthy nurishment, exspecially
the main soja products.
This summer there seems to be tolerable situation in the
country, conserning gas cartridges. We´ll benefit from that.
are not our department, except if they are useful (wool products and postcards).
Though we would like to proudly present the hairy trout. It was specially designed
and produced for our shop by artist Marian Edna Gierman. This is the only place
where they are available and there will hardly be more than ten of those legendary
The only hot nurishment that we do provide is koffee, tea and chocolate.
We offer you touristic informations as much as we have knowledge and time for.
We still sell fishing permits and as far as we know, they still will be for low
Fresh charr, our oldest tradishion, will still be offered.
But since we don´t catch them any more ourselves, we have
less control on the supplies. Sometimes we´ll have it and
sometimes not. Last summer was the first one, like that.
The new fishermen did their work wery well, so all people
who ordered in good advance got their fish. There will be
no fish cooked in the shop. There will not be any hot meals served there, exept for maybe soup at lunchtime. The popular sandwiches will be made, like last years, and with the same
prices (250-350 kr.).
The price of hot drinks will be 200
kr.like last summer (one refill is included). The same
kinds of cool drinks will be available but we want to emphasise
healthy juices instead of bubble-suger-water like Coke and
such things. Same prices as last year. Those who thirst
after alcohol must keep being thirsty. We only offer the
2.25% pilsner kind.
will be approximately the same, both for luxury and as pure
source for energy.
Bread comes fresh from the bakery in
Hella, 6 days a week.
100kr. Cinnamon roll.
- kleinur. Icelandic speciality - lightly sweet.
180kr., merciful name for tourists - lavacake
120-150kr. You don´t need to know it´s name - just eat it.
Dairy products are more difficult
to get, but we´ll do our best and try always to provide
The same with fruits and vegetables. At least
we´ll try not to have less than 2-3 sorts at the time.
will be the same: breakfast-corns, pastas, soups, tinfood,
rice, dried fruits and nuts and some more things. We are
determined always to have enough dried fish, but we´re not
so sure about sausages.
Gas and other cooking-materials were available in the country
the last summer. We have not been informed about a new crisis,
so you´ll get the most common sorts by us (for all
common kinds of cooking equipments).
rain-protections we´ll provide and (don´t laugh) sun-oils
and mosquito-nets. That really can be useful. Machine-made socks,
gloves and scharfs will also be there.
we´re studying the hikers
equipments, so this summer we´ll have more than lip-protections,
shoe-strings and band-aids. To avoid boredom in rainy days,
our customers can buy postcards, candles, playing-cards
and condoms. And to avoid them getting lost when the weather
gets better, we have variable kinds of maps for the area.
The newest one is made by ourselves, a hikers map for Landmannalaugar,
after studying for years what that kind of map needs to
have. And this one has it (exept of being exact enough for
making measurements, since this is done in a free, artistic
can ceep their bad habits, but tobacco is expensive in our
shop. They can try nose-tobacco for a change, we also have
This is no official tent-rental, but last summer
we had one tent which saved quite some people from problems.
But please, don´t count on that service. Most likely we´ll
rent fishing-rods. There are many who don´t realise what
brilliant fishing-lakes are all around and that they can
buy the licence for them in our shop.
two summers we had exelent co-operators in the information-center
in Hella. They took the brandnew weather-forecast from
the internet and put it on the Landmannalaugar-bus. This
summer we´ll do everything to get the same service from
the info-agent in Hella. The newest morning-paper, Mogginn,
arrives with the same bus, 7 times a week.
Iceland and the other most important travelling brocures
will be there for free. Announcements about tourist-services
and events in South-Iceland are hung out, whenever there
is a free spot. But not on the windows. The view is sacral.
Tables and chairs are both outside and inside.
pride, the orginal-made triple Landmannalaugar-map, with
it´s measurement-sticks will stay at it´s throne, oposite
the interior tables. The sealing is cowered with maps of
the whole country: one geological-, one tectonic-, one vegetation-,
one bird-map and some other maps, related to this highland
area. There also are a few bird-perspective photos.
iron closet again offers entertainment-literature and we
hope to be able to add some more copies with practical informations
to that library. Handbooks and other real books with educational
value, on the other hand, are behind the desk by the salesman.
He also happens to be the information-agent. But please
be kind to him, when he´s busy. He does not get paid for