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

Day 20 in Iceland From Askja to Snæfell (319km)

The weather had changed for the worse, we had forgotten that Iceland could be wet and cold.

Day 20 of 3 week Iceland trip From Askja to Snæfell (319km)

Our original plan was to continue F910 East, but our diesel situation forced us to change our plan. The nearest fuel station was Reykjahlíð so we took F88. At Drekagil was a warning for small 4x4 not to take the F88 because two river crossings were tricky due to high water.

We had no trouble crossing, we saw a rented Suzuki 4x4 crossing and the driver told us the back was lifting and he had lost grip and it was a worrying experience.

And the car was not equipped with a snorkel; water in the air inlet would have ruined the engine. The insurance does not cover this kind of damage.

From Reykjahlíð we took road 1  from Skjöldólfsstaðir F923 through Jökuldalur to continue on the F910. We had some great river crossings again.

Hafrahvammagljúfur is Iceland’s deepest canyon and it becomes boring to say impressive again. 

Day 20 of 3 week Iceland trip From Askja to Snæfell (319km)

We continued and took the F909 to Snæfell and camped next to the Refuge.

Day 20 of 3 week Iceland trip From Askja to Snæfell (319km)