Road 622

Road 622 is a hazardous drive below sea level when the tide is high

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.

Háifoss waterfall

A 4x4 track to the 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.

Hellisheiði Eystri-Road 917

The challenging Road 917 to the summit of Hellisheiði Eystri

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.

F88 (Askja Road)

Get behind the wheels for Askja Road, one of Earth's most scenic trips

Askja Road is the name of 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.

Ring Road

Ring Road: A road trip like no other, full of adventure and surprises

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. It's one of the most scenic drives in the world.

Road F225 (Landmannaleið)

Driving the remote Road F225 (Landmannaleið)

Located in the Southern Region of Iceland, F225 (Landmannaleið) is one of the most beautiful drives of the country with breathtaking landscapes. It is one of Iceland's infamous highland roads.

F26 (Sprengisandsleið)

Driving the wild F26 Road (Sprengisandsleið) in Iceland

F26 (Sprengisandsleið) is the name of a highland gravel road featuring the most desolate terrain found in Iceland. The road is 232 km (144 miles) long, running through the Sprengisandur area between the glaciers Hofsjökull and Vatnajökull.

Hnífsdalur-Bolungarvík road

The Hnífsdalur-Bolungarvík road is mostly washed away

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.

Road F232 (Öldufellsleið)

Driving the Road F232 (Öldufellsleið) is not for the sissies

Situated in the Southern Region of Iceland the F232 (Öldufellsleið) is a very challenging drive with breathtaking landscapes and rugged with rivers. Only for 4x4 vehicles with significant fording capacity. No service or network.

Öxi Pass

Öxi Pass: avoid this road outside of summer

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

F578 (Arnarvatnsvegur)

Road F578: a slippery as hell mudhole

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.

Road F206 (Lakagígar)

Driving the wild Road F206 (Lakagígar)

Situated in Southeast Iceland near the Lakagígar region, the F206 (Lakagígar) is a very demanding journey with breathtaking landscapes and rugged with rivers.

F208 (Fjallabaksleið nyrðri)

Road F208 is a rugged yet scenic drive in Iceland

F208 (Fjallabaksleið nyrðri) is one of the most defiant roads in Iceland but one of the most scenic drives in the country. Expect very tough driving conditions with potholes, rocks, uneven terrain and even rivers to ford.

F821 (Eyjafjarðarleið)

F821 (Eyjafjarðarleið), an awe-inspiring road through remote areas

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

Road F261 (Emstruleið)

Driving the defiant Road F261 (Emstruleið)

Located in south Iceland, the F261 (Emstruleið) is a very challenging journey with breathtaking landscapes and rugged potentially difficult river crossings.

Diamond Ring Road

Diamond Circle Road is an epic adventure in Iceland

Diamond Circle Road is the name of a very scenic drive through the most incredible spots in the northeastern part of Iceland. It is an epic and unforgettable adventure.

F Roads in Iceland

Driving 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.

Road F66 (Kollafjarðarheiði)

F66 (Kollafjarðarheiði): a road for off-road lovers

F66 (Kollafjarðarheiði) is a challenging drive located in the West Fjords peninsula in northwestern Iceland. It's only suitable for 4x4 vehicles with very high ground clearance: along the way there are a few small rivers.

F35 (Kjalvegur)

Driving the demanding Road F35 in Iceland

F35 (Kjölur Route) is the name of a highland road in Iceland, running at an elevation of about 600–700 metres, from north to south, through Kjölur, a plateau in the highlands of the country.

Bolafjall Mountain

The road to Bolafjall Mountain is subject to strong winds

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.

Road F923 (Jökuldalsvegur)

Driving the defiant Road F923 (Jökuldalsvegur)

Located in the Eastern Region of Iceland the F923 (Jökuldalsvegur) is a difficult journey with breathtaking landscapes. There are a couple of rivers to ford.

Road 864

Road 864 is a bumpy drive in Iceland

Road 864 (Hólsfjallavegur) is the name of a bumpy, unsealed and dusty road located in the Northeastern Region of Iceland. Once you’re in the road, everything inside the car will be covered in dust kicked up from the road.

Road F249 (Þórsmerkurvegur)

How To Travel The Road F249 (Þórsmerkurvegur)

Located in the Southern Region of Iceland, the Þórsmerkurvegur is a very exciting and challenging drive. There are a lot of river crossings on the road.

Road 59 (Laxárdalsvegur)

Driving the wild Road 59 (Laxárdalsvegur)

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

Road 550 (Kaldadalsvegur)

Adventure along Road 550 (Kaldadalsvegur)

Road 550 (Kaldadalsvegur) is the name of a very scenic drive located in the Western region of Iceland. Four-wheel-drive vehicle is not legally required, but highly recommended.

Road F570 (Jökulshálsvegur)

Driving the tricky F570 Road (Jökulshálsvegur)

Situated on the most western part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, in western Iceland, F570 (Jökulshálsvegur) is one of the most scenic roads in the country. It can be very tricky.

Road F586 (Haukadalsskarðsvegur)

How To Travel The Road F586 (Haukadalsskarðsvegur)

F586 (Haukadalsskarðsvegur) is a very pleasant drive located on the western coast of Iceland. 4x4 vehicles only.

Fjarðarheiði

Fjarðarheiði, a scenic paved road in Iceland

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

Road F210 (Fjallabaksleið syðri)

The Road F210 (Fjallabaksleið syðri) is not for the sissies

Located in southern Iceland, the F210 (Fjallabaksleið syðri) is one of the most beautiful drives of the country with breathtaking landscapes. Note that there are several unbridged rivers along the way.

Road F985 (Jökulvegur)

Driving the wild Road F985 (Jökulvegur)

Located in the Eastern Region of Iceland, the F985 (Jökulvegur) is a very winding drive with hundreds of turns. It's only suitable for 4x4 vehicles. This road is practically vertical in places.

Route 61

Route 61, a coastal road in Iceland

Route 61 is a very exciting coastal road located in the north west of Iceland.

Road F338 (Skjaldbreiðarvegur)

The Road F338 (Skjaldbreiðarvegur) isn’t an easy one

F338 (Skjaldbreiðarvegur) is a difficult drive located in the Southern Region of Iceland. It's only suitable for 4x4 vehicles with very high ground clearance: along the way there are unbridged rivers to cross.

Road F235 (Langisjór)

Driving the Road F235 (Langisjór)

F235 (Langisjór) is a very dangerous drive located in the south of Iceland. It's only suitable for 4x4 vehicles with very high ground clearance. There are a number of small streams that need to be crossed.

F910 (Austurleið)

Be prepared to drive the F910 (Austurleið) road

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 862

How To Travel The Road 862 in Iceland

Road 862 (Dettifossvegur) is the name of a very scenic drive located in the Northeastern Region of Iceland.

Road F980 (Kollmúluvegur)

Driving the wild Road F980 (Kollmúluvegur)

F980 (Kollmúluvegur) is a very dangerous drive located in the South-East of Iceland. The drive offers breathtaking landscapes but it's only suitable for 4x4 vehicles with very high ground clearance and experienced drivers – there is a deep, fast-flowing river to cross.

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