Road 622 is one of the most defiant drives in the world. Located on the coast of the fjord Dýrafjörður in the mountainous peninsula Westfjords of northwestern Iceland, some say it’s the most terrifying road in the country. That is an insanely beautiful route to take with the road carved into and under cliffs and great mountain views all the way. If you have a Jeep, 4x4 experience, time and steel nerves, it is possible to drive this road.
F26 (Sprengisandsleið) is the name of a highland gravel road featuring the most desolate terrain found in Iceland. The road is 232 km (144 miles) long, running through the Sprengisandur area between the glaciers Hofsjökull and Vatnajökull.
Öxi Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 539m (1,768ft) above the sea level, located in the Eastern Region of eastern Iceland. It’s recommended you avoid this pass outside of summer and during bad weather.
Askja Road is the name of a winding dirt track running towards Askja volcano, a stratovolcano situated in a remote part of the central highlands of north-east Iceland. The road has some challenging sections with several fords and river crossings. Keep in mind it’s a very dangerous drive.
F208 (Fjallabaksleið nyrðri) is one of the most defiant roads in Iceland but one of the most scenic drives in the country. Expect very tough driving conditions with potholes, rocks, uneven terrain and even rivers to ford.
F35 (Kjölur Route) is the name of a highland road in Iceland, running at an elevation of about 600–700 metres, from north to south, through Kjölur, a plateau in the highlands of the country.
Diamond Circle Road is the name of a very scenic drive through the most incredible spots in the northeastern part of Iceland. It is an epic and unforgettable adventure.
Road 864 (Hólsfjallavegur) is the name of a bumpy, unsealed and dusty road located in the Northeastern Region of Iceland. Once you’re in the road, everything inside the car will be covered in dust kicked up from the road.
Road 550 (Kaldadalsvegur) is the name of a very scenic drive located in the Western region of Iceland. Four-wheel-drive vehicle is not legally required, but highly recommended.
Fjarðarheiði is a mountain pass at an elevation of 623m (2,043ft) above the sea level, located in the Eastern Region of Iceland.
Route 61 (Djúpavegur) is the name of a very exciting coastal road of Iceland.
Located near the Hekla volcano, in the Southern Region of Iceland, Háifoss is a 122 meters high waterfall. Situated in Fossá river it’s said to be the second largest waterfall of the country.
Route 1, commonly known as Ring Road, is 830 miles of adventure and surprises in Iceland. A road trip like no other, running the entire country and connecting the most populous parts. It's one of the most scenic drives in the world.
F578 (Arnarvatnsvegur) is the name of a very dangerous drive located in the Northwestern Region of Iceland. Travelers need to be well prepared with enough food, water and fuel for the drive ahead. F578 is not a road! It is at best a track, muddy slippery and on a rainy day, a slippery as hell mudhole.
Tucked away on the northwestern part of Iceland, at the Westfjords peninsula, the Djúpvegur was one of the most dangerous roads in the country due to falling rocks and sudden avalanches. The road is currently closed to vehicles and accessible on foot.
Situated on the most western part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, in western Iceland, F570 (Jökulshálsvegur) is one of the most scenic roads of the country. The drive can be very tricky: it is only passable by 4x4 vehicles and is closed to passenger cars.
If you are planning to drive in Iceland and having some adventure on the road, the F Roads are the starting point to some of the most stunning places in the highlands of the country.
F821 (Eyjafjarðarleið) is the name of a dangerous drive located in the Northeastern Region of Iceland, in the northern part of the island. Travelers need to be well prepared with enough food, water and fuel for the drive ahead.
Located in southern Iceland, the F210 (Fjallabaksleið syðri) is one of the most beautiful drives of the country with breathtaking landscapes. Note that there are several unbridged rivers along the way.
Located in the Southern Region of Iceland, F225 (Landmannaleið) is one of the most beautiful drives of the country with breathtaking landscapes. It is one of Iceland's infamous highland roads.
Road 862 (Dettifossvegur) is the name of a very scenic drive located in the Northeastern Region of Iceland.
F338 (Skjaldbreiðarvegur) is a difficult drive located in the Southern Region of Iceland. It's only suitable for 4x4 vehicles with very high ground clearance: along the way there are unbridged rivers to cross.
Bolafjall mountain is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 615m (2,017ft) above the sea level, located in the Westfjords, a large peninsula in northwestern Iceland.
Road 59 (Laxárdalsvegur) is the name of a very scenic mountainous journey on the northern part of Iceland.
Situated in Southeast Iceland near the Lakagígar region, the F206 (Lakagígar) is a very demanding journey with breathtaking landscapes and rugged with rivers.
Hellisheiði Eystri is a mountain pass at an elevation of 644m (2,112ft) above the sea level, located in Northeast Iceland. The road is very steep, with some parts up to 15%. Even though driving the road is a bit intimidating the view from the top is astonishing.
Located in the Eastern Region of Iceland the F923 (Jökuldalsvegur) is a difficult journey with breathtaking landscapes. There are a couple of rivers to ford.
Situated in the Southern Region of Iceland the F232 (Öldufellsleið) is a very challenging drive with breathtaking landscapes and rugged with rivers. Only for 4x4 vehicles with significant fording capacity. No service or network.
Located in south Iceland, the F261 (Emstruleið) is a very challenging journey with breathtaking landscapes and rugged potentially difficult river crossings.
Located in the Eastern Region of Iceland, the F985 (Jökulvegur) is a very winding drive with hundreds of turns. It's only suitable for 4x4 vehicles. This road is practically vertical in places.
F66 (Kollafjarðarheiði) is a challenging drive located in the West Fjords peninsula in northwestern Iceland. It's only suitable for 4x4 vehicles with very high ground clearance: along the way there are a few small rivers.
F586 (Haukadalsskarðsvegur) is a very pleasant drive located on the western coast of Iceland. 4x4 vehicles only.
F235 (Langisjór) is a very dangerous drive located in the south of Iceland. It's only suitable for 4x4 vehicles with very high ground clearance. There are a number of small streams that need to be crossed.
F980 (Kollmúluvegur) is a very dangerous drive located in the South-East of Iceland. The drive offers breathtaking landscapes but it's only suitable for 4x4 vehicles with very high ground clearance and experienced drivers – there is a deep, fast-flowing river to cross.