This large rock had fallen during the night from Reyðarfjall on Vattarnes peninsula on Road 96.

According to information from the Icelandic Road Administration, the total road network in Iceland is 12,901 km / 8,016 mi. Of this, 4,416 km / 2,744 mi are on main roads and 503 km / 312 mi in the highlands. The longest tunnel in the country is the Héðinsfjörður tunnel (2010), between Siglufjörður and Ólafsfjörður 11 km / 6.8 mi long. The first tunnel in Iceland goes through Arnarneshamar, by Ísafjörður, and are 30 m / 98 ft long. The longest bridge in the country is Borgarfjarðarbrúin by Borgarnes (1979), 520m / 1706 ft. The highest road is Sprengisandsvegur, the highland road connecting north and south; it rises to 940 m / 3,084 ft above sea level. The Ring Road, Road 1, is 1321 km / 821 mi long and is now fully paved, but the last section, at the bottom of Berufjörður, was paved in the autumn of 2019.


Suður-Múlasýsla 14/09/2021 07:04 : RX1R II : 2.0/35 

Photo and text: Páll Stefánsson