Highland driving

Kjölur road from the north to Hveravellir is now open as well as Kjölur from the south to Kerlingarfjöll. Roads to Landmannalaugar, Dreki, Hólaskjól & Kverkfjöll are also open. Note that the road from Landmannalaugar to Hólaskjól is still closed! Other highland roads are closed and are in general covered with snow. Contact your nearest info center or safetravel@safetravel.is for further info.

Highland hiking trails

Conditions in the highland are 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.

Westfjords

Low avalanche danger (level 1 of 5) is now in mountain areas in the northern part of the Westfjords.

Tröllaskagi & Eastfjords

Low avalanche danger (level 1 of 5) is now in mountain areas in Tröllaskagi peninsula & Eastfjords.

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Outdoors

Good preparation is the key for a successful travel. Keep the below points in mind and remember that your first destination should always be this homepage.

  • At wintertime most of the highland as well as many roads are closed. Get information about the area.
  • Always leave your travel plan with someone who can react if needed
  • Check the weather forecast. In Iceland the weather can change fast
  • Remember to bring the right equipment for the kind of travel you are planning
  • Map, compass and GPS should always be used when travel outside urban areas