Impassable roads in winter conditions
From 1 November, it is permitted to drive on studded winter tires. It is necessary since the weather has been relatively bad in North and East Iceland and Westfjords. The winters are usually difficult in those areas, with ice and snow on high and low ground. Planning ahead and giving yourself plenty of time is crucial when travelling around Iceland during the winter months. Check the weather forecast at the Icelandic Meteorological Office website on vedur.is, and then view webcams and information from The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration on road.is. Both of these pages are very regularly updated, both in Icelandic and English. Have a good trip… because it is just as fun to visit the country during the winter months, even though the day is shorter.
Möðrudalsöræfi 31/10/2021 16:11 – A7R III: FE 1.4 / 24mm GM
Jökuldalur 31/10/2021 15:04 – A7R IV: FE 1.8 / 135mm GM
Skagi 01/11/2021 13:19 – A7R IV: FE 1.8 / 135mm GM
Photographs and text: Páll Stefánsson