Road F649 (Ófeigsfjarðarvegur)
Situated on the small peninsula of Seljanes in the Westfords, in northwestern Iceland, the F649 (Ófeigsfjarðarvegur) is a very demanding drive with breathtaking landscapes and rugged with rivers. Only for 4x4 vehicles with significant fording capacity. No service or network.
The road runs from Eyri in Ingólfsjförður towards Hvalá river. It is a rough and challenging road, with some steep sections. Should not be drive in anything else than a full size 4x4 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 only open during the summer months, usually between late June and early September. Expect to be alone, this track is not very busy even and very remote. In case of a breakdown, there is very little in the way of passing traffic or inhabitants around. It’s one of the famous F Roads of the country.
Near the end of the road there’s a deep river crossing. Crossing big rivers requires a bit of experience. Do not attempt to cross with one car, or during heavy rain. It can be treacherous if the water level rises due to lots of rain and warm weather. Be careful and ask the locals for advice. Only well equipped jeeps and larger vehicles are able to cross the rivers. Always check the river to ensure that it's not too deep. From time to time there are smaller water holes. This road is amazing by day, but can be dangerous during the dark night. Rental car insurance does not cover damages from water, including any damage caused by crossing rivers.