Road 953 (Mjóafjardarvegur)

Road 953 (Mjóafjardarvegur)

Road 953 (Mjóafjardarvegur) is a very scenic gravel track located in the Eastfjords of Iceland. The journey offers magnificent views out to sea. The road is extraordinary in itself.

This winding gravel road is 45.9 km long and only open in summer. It’s pretty narrow. It’s a quiet road running along the northern shore of Mjóifjörður. It is said to be the wildest and most beautiful fjord of the region. Waterfalls, steep cliffs vales with the roaring ocean below are not cut out for those suffering from vertigo. It's very steep with sections up to 18%. The road ends at Dalatangi Lighthouse, the first lighthouse in the country.

The road requires slow, careful driving. Along the way, you'll pass the magnificent Klifbrekkufossar waterfalls tumbling alongside the road. Driving at night, or in poor visibility, is not recommended for drivers unfamiliar with the road. This road has a lot of twists and turns. This is definitely one road trip that you want to record with lots of photographs. The view is spectacular, overlooking the river mouths of Loðmundarfjörður and Seyðsifjörður, and the deep blue North Atlantic Ocean.