Road 622

Road 622

Road 622 is one of the most dangerous roads in the world. It’s located on the coast of the fjord Dýrafjörður in the mountainous peninsula Westfjords of northwestern Iceland. Some say it’s the most terrifying road in the country. That is an insanely beautiful route to take with the road carved into and under cliffs and great mountain views all the way. If you have a Jeep, 4x4 experience, time and steel nerves, It is possible to drive this road.

F35 (Kjalvegur)

Road F35 (Kjalvegur)

The Kjölur Route (F35) (also known as the Kjalvegur Road) is a highland road in Iceland, with a length of 168km (104mi), crossing Kjölur, a plateau in the highlands of Iceland, running at an elevation of about 600–700 metres, from north to south.

Bolafjall Mountain

Bolafjall Mountain

Bolafjall mountain is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 615m (2,017ft) above the sea level, located in the Westfjords, a large peninsula in northwestern Iceland.

F88 (Askja Road)

F88 (Askja Road)

F88 (Öskjuleið), nicknamed as Askja Road, is a winding dirt track running towards Askja volcano, a stratovolcano situated in a remote part of the central highlands of north-east Iceland. The road has some challenging sections with several fords and river crossings. Keep in mind it’s a very dangerous drive.

Route 61

Route 61

Spectacular sealed coastal road in Iceland, with a total length of 329km, going to Ísafjörður, in the north west of the country, seat of Ísafjarðarbær municipality.

F821 (Eyjafjarðarleið)

Road F821 (Eyjafjarðarleið)

F821 (Eyjafjarðarleið) is a dangerous drive located in the Northeastern Region of Iceland, in the north of the island. Travelers need to be well prepared with enough food, water and fuel for the drive ahead.

Diamond Ring Road

Diamond Ring Road

The scenic 232 km long Diamond Ring Road (also known as The Diamond Circle), is a mix of paved and unpaved route with a beautiful scenario, and a popular tourist route in North Iceland. 

Fjarðarheiði

Fjarðarheiði

Fjarðarheiði is a mountain pass at an elevation of 620m (2,034ft) above the sea level, located in the Eastern Region of Iceland.

Hellisheiði Eystri-Road 917

Hellisheiði Eystri (Road 917)

Hellisheiði Eystri is a mountain pass at an elevation of 644m (2,112ft) above the sea level, located in Northeast Iceland. The road is very steep, with some parts up to 15%. Even though driving the road is a bit intimidating the view from the top is astonishing.

F26 (Sprengisandsleið)

Road F26 (Sprengisandsleið)

F26 (Sprengisandsleið) is a highland gravel road featuring the most desolate terrain found in Iceland. The road has a length of 232 km, running through the Sprengisandur area between the glaciers Hofsjökull and Vatnajökull.

Hnífsdalur-Bolungarvík road

Hnífsdalur-Bolungarvík Road

Located in the northwest of Iceland, at the Westfjords peninsula, the asphalted road linking the small towns of Bolungarvík and Hnífsdalur was one of the most dangerous roads in the country due to rockfalls and avalanches. Currently the road is closed.

Dalatangi lighthouse

Dalatangi Lighthouse

Located in East Iceland, Dalatangi was the first lighthouse in the country. The drive offers a magnificent view out to sea.

Öxi pass

Öxi pass

Öxi pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 539m (1,768ft) above the sea level, located in eastern Iceland. It’s recommended you avoid this pass outside of summer and during bad weather.

Háifoss waterfall

Háifoss waterfall

Located near the volcano Hekla in the south of Iceland, Háifoss is a 122 meters high waterfall. Situated in Fossá river it’s the second largest waterfall in the country. The road is very rough, a jeep or other 4 wheel drive vehicle is recommend.

Svínaskarð pass

Svínaskarð Pass

Svínaskarð Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 485m (1,591ft) above the sea level, located in southwestern Iceland. It’s said to be one of the most dangerous roads in the country.

F208 (Fjallabaksleið nyrðri)

Road F208 (Fjallabaksleið nyrðri)

F208 is one of the most dangerous roads in Iceland but one of the most scenic drives in the country. In many places the road is bordered by a drop of hundreds of meters (many hundreds of feet) unprotected by guardrails. Expect very tough driving conditions with potholes, rocks, uneven terrain and even rivers to ford.

Ring Road

Ring Road

Route 1, commonly known as Ring Road, is 830 miles of adventure and surprises. A road trip like no other, running the entire country and connecting the most populous parts, including Reykjavík, the capital of the country. It’s the most travelled route around Iceland.

Lake Frostastaðavatn

Lake Frostastaðavatn

Lake Frostastaðavatn is a highland lake at an elevation of 573m (1,879ft) above the sea level, located in the south of Iceland.

Road 500 (Kaldidalsvegur)

Road 500 (Kaldidalsvegur)

The Road 500 (Kaldidalsvegur) is a highland track in Iceland, with a length of 40 km with no unbridged river crossings. Four-wheel-drive vehicle is not legally required to traverse it, however many car rental companies forbid the use of their two-wheel-drive vehicles on this interior route.

F910 (Austurleið)

Road F910 (Austurleið)

F910 (Austurleið) is a dangerous mountain drive located in the Northeastern Region of Iceland, in the north of the island. This trail passes through remote areas, so you need to be prepared. Travelers need to be well prepared with enough food, water and fuel for the drive ahead. The drive is 210km long.

Road 59 (Laxárdalsvegur)

Road 59 (Laxárdalsvegur)

Road 59 (Laxárdalsvegur) is a very scenic mountainous journey in the heart of north-west Iceland.

Road 864

Road 864

Road 864 is a bumpy, unsealed and dusty road in in Vatnajökull National Park in Northeast Iceland, with a total length of 56.5km. This nasty corrugated gravel road, and incredibly dusty, goes through a lunar landscape. Once you’re in the road, everything inside the car will be covered in dust kicked up from the road.

F578 (Arnarvatnsvegur)

Road F578 (Arnarvatnsvegur)

The F578 (Arnarvatnsvegur) is a very dangerous drive located in the Northwestern Region of Iceland, in the north of the island. Travelers need to be well prepared with enough food, water and fuel for the drive ahead. The F578 is not a road! It is at best a track, muddy slippery and on a rainy day, a slippery as hell mudhole.

F Roads in Iceland

F Roads in Iceland

If you are planning to drive in Iceland and having some adventure on the road, the F Roads are the starting point to some of the most stunning places in the highlands of the country.