Northwest Iceland

July 18, we set out from Akureyri. The GPS point was probably meant as a guide not a destination was in the middle of the Troll peninsula. To get there we took a dirt road that definitely needed the 4×4. Some stretches of road are very steep and required us to use truck mode (auto braking for steep inclines) so that it could handle going down the almost 45 degree incline. Some hair-raising stuff! Believe it or not there were a few houses way off in the distance in the valleys.

We eventually made it to the shore road for more driving along the steep cliffs past Siglufjordur, Hofsos with its hexagonal basalt columns, and Holar (next post). Except for some of challenging driving this was a moreover relaxing day. I did some cliff road driving too.

8 thoughts on “Northwest Iceland

  1. Sue 2021-08-13 / 11:29 am

    Stunning scenery, scary roads!!

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  2. picpholio 2021-08-13 / 4:57 am

    This trip was quite an adventure ! 45° slopes, wauw…. The landscapes are awesome and you did choose a perfect sunny day for the trip.

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    • Sherry Felix 2021-08-13 / 6:51 pm

      That was one of the two almost sunny days 🙂 It was fun.

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