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 Long Glacier and its highest
elevation is 727 m. Usually it is passable for most vehicles three to five months
of the year.
The Cold Valley route was much travelled in the past, especially
between the inland located farms
of the West and Northwest, and the Parliamentary
Plains area. It was the first one to be made permanent with road building in 1830. The
view from the highest lying point (727 m) enroute is
excellent on a fine day. A few legends and Sagas are connected with
this part of the country. A side road to the east from the main route
leads to a hut at the edge of The Long Glacier, where
adventurous glacier tours are on offer.
Thingvellir < to >
65 km via Kaldidalur.
For information on road conditions, see
www.road.is or call
the Road Administration Information Line (+354) 1777
HIGHLAND ICELAND SAGA