Here's How To Have The Ultimate Road Trip To Húsavík Mountain

Húsavík Mountain is a mountain peak at an elevation of 378m (1,240ft) above the sea level, located on the north coast of Iceland on the shores of Skjálfandi bay. It offers a panoramic view of the surroundings. The average gradient is 10.4%.

Húsavík Mountain

The infamous gravel road to the summit is bumped. It is subject to winter snowfalls. At the summit there’s a communication tower. 4wd vehicle required. The view across the bay from the summit is memorable. It offers a impressive panorama of Skjálfandi Bay, the black deserts towards Mývatn and the lake of Botnsvatn.

After rain, even a single rainfall, conditions of the road can be challenging. Watch out for sudden loose-gravel breaks. Expect a trail pretty steep. Starting from the asphalted road 85, the ascent is 3.0 km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 312 meters. The average gradient is 10.4%.