Adventure along the Road F752 (Skagafjarðarleið)
Located on the high plateau of North Iceland, F752 (Skagafjarðarleið) is a very demanding journey with breathtaking landscapes progressing across a strikingly barren stretch of land.
Located in the in the Icelandic mid-highlands, the drive is 121 km long only. The road starts off as paved (752) and then switches to gravel (F752). It is a rough and challenging road only for a 4 wheel drive vehicle with high clearance. 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. The road is heavily potholed and your vehicle will bounce, labour and shake. It’s one of the famous F Roads of the country.
The road, also known as Skagafjörður Route, is surrounded by lunar landscapes, and is pretty bumpy. It’s only open during the summer months, usually between late June and early September. The trail links Route F26 to the town of Varmahlíð, a small village near Skagafjörður in northern Iceland. Expect to be alone, this track is not very busy even and very remote. It’s one of the highest roads of the country, climbing up to 744m (2,440ft) above the sea level. 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. The road is unserviced, crossing a pebbled plain.
There are some streams, creeks, and rivers you need to cross. Crossing big rivers requires a bit of experience. You will have to cross some rivers. Only well equipped jeeps and larger vehicles are able to cross the rivers. These rivers can be dangerous. Always check the river to ensure that it's not too deep. This road is amazing by day, but can be dangerous during the dark night.