Road 745 (Skagavegur)

Road 745 (Skagavegur) is a very scenic coastal road located on the north coast of Iceland, on the east coast of the bay Húnaflói. The coast has very unique rock formations.

Road 745 (Skagavegur)
Road 745 (Skagavegur)

It’s a 82.0 km long loop road, running from Road 744 to Road 74, at the fishing town of Skagaströnd. Located on the Skagi Peninsula, the gravel road is rather stony. It’s pretty awful, with rocks sticking out and potholes. However it is a reasonably good gravel road so 4wd cars are not required. Extreme care with fog. It can be very thick. The road is usually impassable from early September to late June.

The journey leads along the coast around the Skagi peninsula. Along the way you will find the most breathtaking basalt columns in the country, created about 2 million years ago. 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. The drive offers breathtaking landscapes. The journey leads to Kálfshamarsvík, an abandoned fishing village with a lighthouse still standing.
Pic:Nikolai Malykh