The basic idea is to circumnavigate Iceland, via Iceland’s only major highway – Route 1, which forms the main ring-road around Iceland, whilst taking the occasional side excursions into the country interior, via the more challenging Mountain / Highland (L) & F Roads (which tend to be dirt / gravel roads and 4X4 only roads – see photo below) – hence the name of our expedition ICE2015 (Iceland Circumnavigation Expedition 2015).

 

4X4 OnlyIceland Route 1 Map

Route 1 or the Ring Road (Icelandic: Þjóðvegur 1 or Hringvegur) is a national road in Iceland that runs around the island and connects most of the inhabited parts of the country.

The total length of the road Route 1 is 1,332 kilometres (828 miles).

Some of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland, such as the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, are also on, or near the Ring Road.

Ring Route 1 was completed in 1974, coinciding with the 1100th anniversary of the country’s settlement, when the longest bridge in Iceland, crossing the Skeiðará river in the southeast, was opened.

 

Of course we have a plan / agenda / route for the 3 weeks we are travelling through Iceland, but we are also allowing the plan to be somewhat flexible, so that we can still retain the spirit of adventure, whilst still travel to see and visit places we may have more information about, once we are actually in Iceland.

Our Actual Route will be accurately plotted via our Vehicle Tracking System, which will allow us plot each days locations and UTM Coordinates, with the photographs, videos and other information recorded each day.

(Source: Wikipedia)  /  Photo: Tove Kilhavn