Tourists travelling on Fjallabak

There are few roads that are as colorful, bad, dusty, potholed and rewarding as Fjallabaksleið in the north, a national road that is only suitable for four-wheel drive vehicles and patient drivers. Icelandic Times / Land & Saga took a car ride, together with hundreds of Icelanders and foreigners, who were enjoying the exceptionally mild weather up there in the highlands at the beginning of September. The route is likely to be passable until the end of the month, when the route closes due to snow, and then reopens soon, at the end of June next year.



On the way to Loðmundarvatn, mountain Sáta ahead


The crater Strútur, a stone’s throw from Landmannalaugur

Hikers on Dómadalshálsi on their way to Landmannahellir

Sheep on a journey in Kringlan to Fjallabaki

A couple of hikers at the top of Jarðfall by Frostastaðavatn

Not sure if he turned the camera correctly, the photographer under Kirkjufell to Fjallabaki

Rangárvallasýsla  03/09/2022 :A7RIV, A7C, RX1R II – FE 1.2/50mm GM, FE 1.8/20mm G, FE 1.8/135 GM, 2.0/35mm Z

Photographs & text : Páll Stefánsson