Road 862

How To Travel The Road 862 in Iceland

Road 862 (Dettifossvegur) is the name of a very scenic drive located in the Northeastern Region of Iceland.

Is road 862 in Iceland paved?

Located in Vatnajökull National Park in Northeast Iceland, the Road 862 is a very rewarding drive with breathtaking landscapes. Built in 2011, the road is totally paved and navigable by all passenger vehicles.

How long is Road 862 in Iceland?

Tucked away within the Vatnajökull National Park in the north of Iceland, the road is 50.7 km (31.50 miles) long, running north-south from Road 85, south of Thvera, to the Ring Road.

Is Road 862 in Iceland open?

To drive the road without stopping will take most people between 1 and 1.5 hours. It runs parallel to the unpaved Road 864, and takes you to the western side of the Dettifoss waterfall. The road is usually open from April until December.


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