Looking over East Iceland
Road 917 from Vopnafjörður over Hellisheiði Eystri to Egilsstaðir is one of the steepest and highest mountain roads in the country. The road is impassable all winter and into spring since there is no winter service on the mountain road over the heath. Here we look southeast of Landsendafjall over Eyja. The river that is closer is Jökulsá á Dal. Further away, you can see the estuary of Lagarfljót. Between the rivers is Húsey, where Héraðssandur Sand has one of the largest seal populations in Iceland. Krossfjall is furthest to the left, Dyrfjöll to the right. Behind them is Borgarfjörður Eystri, but between the mountains is road 94, which connects Borgarfjörður Eystri to the outside world.
Norður-Múlasýsla 13/09/2021 12:34: A7R IV: FE 1.2 / 50 GM
Photo and text: Páll Stefánsson