Before setting off
on the Highland routes, check the road conditions and remember that
there are unbridged rivers to be forded!
lies from the west to east just north of the Myrdal's
glacier in the South. It is recommended for 4wd vehicles. It
starts at the parsonage Keldur and continues through very
barren lava areas, desolated mainly by the volcanoes Hekla
and Katla during the centuries. En route are two tourist
huts on the lake Alftavatn, one of them for hikers, and the
third one, a refuge for the farmers during the rounding up
of the sheep in autumn, but also open to the travellers,
when it is not occupied by the owners.
In the past this route was frequented by the
farmers in the east, when they had to travel to the trading
post Eyrarbakki in the west to purchase necessities. It was
preferred to the route along the south coast because there
were less obstacles to tackle. There are quite a few places
of interest enroute and ideal areas for short or long hikes.