Road 24 (Ingjaldssandsvegur)
Located on the Westfjords, a large peninsula in northwestern Iceland, Road 24 (Ingjaldssandsvegur) is one of the most remote drives of the country. The road requires slow, careful driving.
The road is gravel and very rough. It’s 27.7 km long, running from Vestfjarðarvegur towards the sea. The journey offers magnificent views out to sea. The road is extraordinary in itself. It’s only open during the summer months, usually between late June and early September.
It is a rough and challenging road only for a 4 wheel drive vehicle with high clearance. The track is pretty bad, it's not rolling with a lot of big rocks. Expect large potholes, many ruts and large boulders on their surface. Driving in a small passenger car is simply and plainly irresponsible and can be very dangerous. It has some steep sections. It’s pretty narrow. It’s a quiet road situated in a beautiful isolated valley. It's very steep climbing up to 526m (1,725ft) above the sea level. There is very limited mobile phone reception in the valley.
Expect to be alone, this track is not very busy. It is not recommended to drive unaccompanied. 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. In case of a problem you have to be self-reliant. The views are spectacular, where it’s possible to experience the dramatic beauty of the landscape up close.
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