The tracks leading to the lakes in those moorland
areas start from several valleys in northern
Iceland, such as the valleys Vatnsdalur, Blondudalur and Svartardalur in the
Huna District and Maelifellsdalur and Vesturdalur in the Skagafjord District. The routes 751
and 752 through the valley Vatnsdalur turn into a 4wd track, which continues across an
area called Storisandur and connects with the Kjolur route through the Audkulu
That route (731, 732 and F37) lies through the valley Blondudalur and is easily passable
by all cars. If you continue south and are headed for the Eyvindarstada Heath, you must
turn onto a 4wd track some distance north of a hill called Geirsalda. On that track you
would have to ford the glacial rivers Blanda and Strangakvisl and smaller brooks.
These routes and tracks are
slow in many places and they pass several mountain huts (mainly used and
owned by the farmers, who graze their sheep up there).
those, who have enjoyed travelling through
and spending some time by the lakes of those relatively well
vegetated heaths, have wanted to come back time and again.
The main route from road no 1 up there (751, 752 and F72) is
a 4wd track and lies through the valley Vesturdalur to the
lakes Asbjarnarvotn and the tourist hut by Mt. Laugafell.