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.

Route 61 is a curvy mountainous road which rarely permit speeds over 70km/h. Many roads are surfaced with gravel, and they’re always potholed and often circuitous. Route 61, for example, wiggles its way exasperatingly round no fewer than seven deeply indented fjords en route to the regional capital, Ísafjörður. This infamous road is tightly hairpinned and bumped, an exquisite winding mountain drive with sharp and blind curves and hairpin switchbacks leading the traveler over the mountains. 

This road is very exciting and sometimes very exposed and unsecured driveway in innumerable twists and turns. This infamous road is tightly hairpinned and bumped, an exquisite winding mountain drive with sharp and blind curves and hairpin switchbacks leading the traveler over the mountains. The road is difficult and it’s a nightmare in the wet or dark (or both).