F910 (Austurleið)

Be prepared to drive the F910 (Austurleið) road

F910 (Austurleið) is the name of a challenging mountain road located in the Northeastern Region of Iceland. It’s one of the famous F Roads of the country.

Tucked away on the northern part of the island, in the remote Highlands of Iceland, the road is pretty challenging. It has paved sections but has very demanding parts as well. Most of the people drive only a small part of Austurleið – the part leading to Askja. However, F910 also continues a long way through central highlands.

The road is 170 km (105 miles) long. Travelers need to be well prepared with enough food, water and fuel for the drive ahead. In order to drive this road up, you need a high clearance vehicle. It's open only in summer time for 4x4 vehicles. This trail goes through a complete wilderness without any service what so ever, travelers have to bring all fuel and supplies.

Expect to be alone, this track is not very busy even and very remote. In case of a breakdown, there is very little in the way of passing traffic or inhabitants around, and no cell phone service in parts. It can be done on a decent 4WD but can be slow going because parts of the road are bumpy. Some sections are extremely rough, especially where it passes over fields of solidified lava. Sand and snow storms may cause serious problems even in the summer, also several river crossings. It´s recommended to traveling together with other vehicles. Snow and sandstorms might happen.
Road suggested by: Glenn Fant
Pic&video: Bas Brand

 

 

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