Located in Vatnajökull National Park in Northeast Iceland, the Road 862 is a very rewarding drive with breathtaking landscapes.
The road is 50.7 km long running south-north from Highway1 towards Road 85. The condition of road splits in half. From Road 1 to Dettifoss is called Dettifoss Road. It’s a perfect new paved road suitable for all types of vehicles. The road is surrounded by lunar landscapes.
From Dettifoss onwards to road 85 it’s called Dettifossvegur. The road can be closed anytime due to water growth and slippery conditions due to thaw. This part of the road is gravel, narrow at places and can be quite rough, especially in the beginning of summer. The road runs travels through absolutely stunning landscapes offering stunning views.Driving in a small passenger car is simply and plainly irresponsible. 4x4 vehicle recommended. At places you have to drive very slowly.