HIGHLAND ICELAND SAGA,
Outlaws – Thieves – Ghosts – Evil Spirits.
Old and Present Routes,
Bardargata is the name of a route from the Bardardalur Valley in the north through the pass Vonarskard and Fljotshverfi in the south. The first settler of Bardardalur,
Sprengisandur route, is the longest stretch between the South and the North and is passable by 4wd vehicles during summer. It is mostly very desolate and barren. Only where there is water, sparse vegetation can be found. In earlier times, when people were more superstitious than they are nowadays and believed in ghosts, giants, elves and outlaws, the few who dared use this route rode as fast as possible through and sometimes exhausted their horses.
Kaldidalur (The Cold Valley) is the westernmost and the shortest of the three main routes across the interior from south to north. It lies between the mountain Ok and The Langjokull Glacier (The Long Glacier) and its highest elevation is 727 m. Usually it is passable for most vehicles three to five months of the year.
The Kjolur area (600-700m) lies between the Langjokull glacier in the west and the Hofsjokull glacier in the east, the glacial river Hvita in the south and river Seydisa in the north. In the east and the south are barren remnants from the Ice age, gray moraines, and low mountains decorate the otherwise plateau like landscape, which is ideal for shorter or longer hikes between huts.
Kjolur area was known for Outlaws – Thieves – Ghosts And Evil Spirits.