(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