F910 (Austurleið)

Road F910 (Austurleið)

F910 (Austurleið) is a dangerous mountain drive located in the Northeastern Region of Iceland, in the north of the island. This trail passes through remote areas, so you need to be prepared. Travelers need to be well prepared with enough food, water and fuel for the drive ahead. The drive is 210km long.

The road is very rough tippy and bumpy at times. In order to drive this road up, you need a high clearance vehicle! Do not travel this road in severe weather conditions. 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 for at least two days and 380 km. Nearby Tungnafellsjökull F910 connects with F26. Driving in a small passenger car is simply and plainly irresponsible and can be very dangerous. It’s one of the famous F Roads of the country.
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. This trail goes through a complete wilderness without any service so travelers have to bring all fuel and supplies for at least two days. It can be done on a decent 4WD but can be slow going because parts of the road are bumpy.

This route is not suitable for normal cars. 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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