Ring Road Closed Dangerously powerful windgusts on the Ring Road in the foothills of Öræfajökull glacier. Photo/Police in South Iceland.
The Ring Road between Skaftafell visitor center in Vatnajökull National Park and Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon has been closed to all traffic due to a violent storm. Several roads in West Iceland and the Westfjords have also been closed to all traffic due to the storm.
Storm gusts can reach hurricane force, causing drivers to lose control of their vehicles, or even blowing cars off the road. Visibility is reduced in most parts of Iceland due to snow or blizzard.
People are urged NOT to travel in West Iceland, as dangerous winds can be expected on the Ring Road in West Iceland. Expect strong wind with gusts more than 30 m/s (108 km/h / 90 mph) between Reykjavík and Borgarnes.
- The Ring Road across Holtavörðuheiði heath between West and North Iceland is closed.
- Steingrímsfjarðarheiði heath which connects the Westfjords to West Iceland is closed.
- The Ring Road in North Iceland from Hrúatfjörður fjord to Vatnsdalur valley in Húnafjörður fjord is closed.
- The Ring Road in South West Iceland between Skaftafell visitor center and Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon is closed.
- Road 54 along the southern Snæfellsnes peninsula is closed.
- Roads 862 and 864 to Dettifoss in North East Iceland are closed.
- Road 64 towards Flateyr, and road 61 between Ísafjörður and Súðavík in the Westfjords are closed
- All roads in the Central Highlands are closed to traffic.