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.

The road is 9.9km long and was one of the most dangerous roads in Iceland. It was built in 1949 and several people died on the road due the rockfalls and avalanches. The road was closed in 2010 and now it’s mostly washed away.

On September 25, 2010, the road was bypassed by a 5.4km long tunnel called Bolungarvíkurgöng, built through the mountain. 
Pic: Andrew Slomka