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Getting There & Away

You can get here on foot or by car – note, however, that the gravel sections of Rte 862 are only open from about June to October.

Vesturdalur is 14km south of Ásbyrgi off Rte 862. At the time of research, it was 8km from Rte 85 on newly sealed road, a further 4km on gravel to the Vesturdalur turn-off, then 2km to the area.

Hólmatungur is another 16km south – turn off Rte 862 onto Rte 887. A 4WD is not essential but is helpful (you need good ground clearance to travel the 1km of Rte 887).

Dettifoss is 7km south of Hólmatungur, and the 24km stretch of Rte 862 from Dettifoss south to the Ring Road is fully paved.