How To Travel The Road 862 to Dettifoss waterfall in Iceland

Road 862 (Dettifossvegur) is a very scenic drive located in the Northeastern Region of Iceland, leading to Dettifoss waterfall.

Road 862

Is road 862 in Iceland paved?

Located on the western side of river Jökulsá, Road 862 is a very rewarding drive with breathtaking landscapes. Built in 2011, the road is totally paved and navigable by 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 and not fully serviced even in summer.