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.

The unpaved road is very rough at times. 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 everytime. The whole distance of F821, also called Eyjafjarðarleið, from the farm Hólsgerði to the hot spring in Laugafell is about 40 km. It’s one of the famous F Roads of the country.

The mountain road leads from the farm Hólsgerði deep in the valley of Eyjafjarðadalur up to the highland and the arctic desert Sprengisandur. This rough trail is only open in the summer time for 4x4 vehicles. It's the highest road of the country, topping out at 944m (3,097ft) above the sea level.
Road suggested by: Glenn Fant

 

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