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