Day 18 of 3 week Iceland trip, F 26 Sprengisandur

Follow my wife and me on a 3-week trip of Iceland.

Day 18 in Iceland: From Árnes to Nýidalur (218km)

A beautiful day again,  a perfect day for the F26 to Nýidalur.

I decided to top up Diesel and start with a full tank. We had no spare diesel tank.

At Hrauneyjalón diesel was out. I left it at that we had only driven approximately 70km since I last filled. This proved to be a risky choice, at 40 km before the next fuel station at Reykjahlið the diesel warning light came on, I just managed to reach the fuel station.

Day 18 of 3 week Iceland trip, F 26 Sprengisandur

From Hrauneyjalón we first drove to the Dynkur, the waterfall was difficult to find and the 4x4 had to work hard.  There was hardly any trace of a track. The waterfall was the best on Iceland and only for us.

On the way back we followed a track that was supposed to bring us to the F26. Well supposed, the Icelanders had built a weir and the track went strait into the new reservoir. We found another track that brought us to the new weir.  Driving across was a scary experience. It was a high dam with a narrow lose gravel path on top.

Day 18 of 3 week Iceland trip, F 26 Sprengisandur

We continued driving on the F26. This was real 4x4 county, no rented Dacia Dusters anymore.

At Nýidalur we camped. 

Day 18 of 3 week Iceland trip, F 26 Sprengisandur