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.
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.
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.
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 is a very exciting coastal road located in the north west of Iceland.
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.
The scenic 190 miles (310 kilometers) long Diamond Circle Road, also known as Diamond Ring Road, is a mix of paved and unpaved route with a beautiful scenario, and a popular tourist route in North Iceland.
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 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) 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.
Located on the northwest of Iceland, at the Westfjords peninsula, the paved road linking the small towns of Bolungarvík and Hnífsdalur was one of the most dangerous roads in the country due to the rockfalls and avalanches risks. The road is currently closed.
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.
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.
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 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) 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.
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.
Located in East Iceland, Dalatangi was the first lighthouse in the country. The drive offers a magnificent view out to sea.
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) 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) is a very scenic mountainous journey in the heart of north-west Iceland.
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.
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.