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East on Green Roads

As of this morning, the roads from Reykjavík leading to the east and south, all the way to Egilsstaðir, East Iceland, a total of around 700 kilometers (450 miles), are green (indicating that they are ice-free and easily passable), according to the road conditions map on the website of the Icelandic Road Administration. Such conditions are unusual in mid-winter.

road_administration_mapFrom the Icelandic Road Administration website. Please check the website for the latest updates.

Red roads indicate that they are closed due to being impassable. Only one community in Iceland is without a road connection today, Mjóifjörður (population 25) in the East Fjords. The only way to visit Mjóifjörður is via the twice-weekly ferry from Neskaupstaður.

Click here for the latest information on road conditions.

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