Alftavatnskrokur is a dell with a few small lakes between Mts
Svartahnuksfjoll and Eldgja in the west and Mt Blafjall in the east.
The route is a continuation of the Midvegur Route at the
confluence of Rivers Holmsa and Brytalaekir in the south and then it
joins the Landmanna Route just east of Eldgja, where the track enters
This part of the route is recommended only for robust 4wd
vehicles and trucks. Parts of a very popular hiking trail and a bridle path also
cross this area and on Lakes Alftavotn is an ancient shelter for the
farmers during the rounding up of the sheep in early autumn.
This shelter was restored and modernized in 2001 by the
Touring Association Utivist to be fit for the accommodation
of travellers in the area. This area is only
accessible on foot or in robust 4x4 vehicles.