Winter conditions in Jökulsárgljúfur (Dettifoss, Ásbyrgi...)

Working on closing the trail north of the observation deck at Dettifoss.
Working on closing the trail north of the observation deck at Dettifoss.

Winter has come and the first roads and trails have been become impassable and closed. Road 864 on the east side of Dettifoss is now impassable and will not open again until next summer. Road 862 from road#1 to Dettifoss is currently open but driving conditions can become difficult quickly due to snowdrifts in wind and snow. Between Dettifoss and Ásbyrgi road 862 is impassable.

 

Trails D1 and D2 to Dettifoss and Selfoss are open but very difficult to walk. The walk to Dettifoss is 1km (one way), all on ice and snow and it goes up and down hills. Reasonable condition and balance is needed and shoes with a good sole, microspikes can help a little.

To protect nature you must follow the trail!

Trail D3/L3 north of Dettifoss and through Hafragilsundirlendi has been closed due to ice.

 

At Dettifoss  west side you have access to dry toilets.

Gljúfrastofa in Ásbyrgi is open everyday from 10-16 in october and 11-15 on weekdays in November and December. Tel +354 4707100

The toilets at the southernmost parking in Ásbyrgi have been closed, please use the toilets in Gljúfrastofa or at the campsite.

 


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