Hellisheidi (current camera view) is among the highest lying (656 m), and steepest mountain roads of the country.
As a rule, it is only passable during summer, but every now and then, it is cleared of snow during winter nowadays. It offers the shortest way between the fishing village Vopnafiord and the small town Egilsstadir, the main centre of communications in the East.
On a fine day, the view from up there is incomparable. The highest lying slope on the southern side is called The Snow Patch. When the snow there disappears completely during summer, it forebodes a very hard, coming winter.
East Iceland Saga Trail