River Crossings to Askja!

The Lindaá river on road F88 towards Askja is very challenging and is for bigger jeeps only! Best route to Askja is from Möðrudalur (F905). The Þríhyrningsá river on F910 can also be challenging and should be approached with care!

Laugarvegur Hike

There is still a lot of snow on the way from Landmannalaugar to Hrafntinnusker: 1-3 meters. They do get up to 20 hours of thick fog in this pass which, with the snow, makes it very difficult to find your way. The campsite in Hrafntinnusker is covered in snow so a 3 or 4 season tent is required if camping. Otherwise campers will have to walk all the way to Álftavatn, where the campsite is free of snow. This requires energy and stamina! GPS or compass, good equipment and experience is essential! From Álftavatn to Emstrur the snow is melting quite fast which makes the river crossing extra challenging. Choose your path well! Trail from Emstrur to Þórsmörk is easily passable. For further information contact us at +354-570-5929 or at safetravel@safetravel.is.

Highland driving

All driving in the highlands require a 4×4! Highland roads that are currently CLOSED:
The road from Sprengisandur to Dreki (F910). Beware of Lindaá river when going to Dreki – currently ONLY for bigger jeeps! Recommended route is through Möðrudalur. Hrafnkeldsdalur down to Snæfell ( F923-F909) is closed. Also Jökulháls (570) in Snæfellsnes. Access to Laki is only from the west (F207)!

Highland hiking trails

Conditions in the highland are very unusual. Much more snow than usual, wet and heavy to hike in. Good equipment and expirence needed. Contact your nearest info center or safetravel@safetravel.is for further info.

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