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Condition and Opening of Mountain Roads

Maps with information on road condition


Mountain roads in Iceland open in very different times every year, depending on location, weather conditions and how rapidly snow disappears and more importantly how quickly the roads dry.

Before venturing into the highlands all travellers should check if the roads have opened.  

A map with information on mountain road conditions is published during the first weeks of summer. For the current road conditions of mountain roads. See here.    

The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration publishes every year a brochure for foreign travellers, called "Mountain roads" (2023).  This brochure contains information on approximate opening dates of mountain roads in Iceland. See here.