This area has always been a difficult place to eke out a living, and farms here are few and far between. Isolated Möðrudalur (pronounced muh-thru-dalur), a storied oasis in the desert, is the highest farm in Iceland at 469m. Here you’ll find a popular mini-village catering to tourists and bustling in summer.
They have a new volcanic highlands film (500kr) and information centre, offering advice to people travelling in the area and into the highlands. After visiting Möðrudalur, many folks head into the central highlands via nearby Rte F905 (note you'll need to be well set up for highland exploration, and a 4WD vehicle is essential).