F821 (Eyjafjarðarleið)

F821 is an awe-inspiring road through remote areas of Iceland

F821 (Eyjafjarðarleið) is the name of 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.

Is the F821 (Eyjafjarðarleið) unpaved?

The road is totally unpaved and very rough at times but there are no rivers to cross. In order to drive this road up, you need a high clearance vehicle. Do not travel this road in severe weather conditions. Snow might fall, but heavy snow fall does not happen in the valley in summer time when the road is open and avalanches are unlikely. Landslides occur sometimes after long and heavy rain, but not always. This rough trail is only open in the summer (usually July through September) for 4x4 vehicles. It's the highest road of the country, topping out at 944m (3,097ft) above the sea level.

How long is the F821 road in Iceland?

The road, also called Eyjafjarðarleið, is 41km (25.47 miles) long and runs from the farm Hólsgerði deep in the valley of Eyjafjarðadalur up to the highland and the arctic desert Sprengisandur. It’s one of the famous F Roads of the country.
Road suggested by: Glenn Fant

 

 

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