December: Driving Reykjavik ---> Westfjords. Yes / No?

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December: Driving Reykjavik ---> Westfjords. Yes / No?

ktmfreaky
Hi,

I will be traveling to Iceland for 4 days and plan to drive up to Westfjords with a 4x4.  I'd like to know what the possibility of Route 61 being closed off due to weather conditions. Google map says 5hr 23m.  What should I expect in winter conditions?

thanks!
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Re: December: Driving Reykjavik ---> Westfjords. Yes / No?

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Hello Ktmfreaky,

I would not recommend to drive on road 61 in December, when snowfall can be heavy and visibility minimal. It only started to snow yesterday and the road is already closed: http://www.road.is/travel-info/road-conditions-and-weather/the-entire-country/island1e.html

HereĀ“s some alternative ideas that seem more realistic: http://www.iceland24blog.com/2014/01/itinerary-ideas-winter-visit-itinerary.html

Enjoy your travels,
Berglind
Iceland24