After an enticing interlude yesterday, when Route 1 Eastbound was briefly opened, all routes East are closed again.
Our hosts called up the road authority, who confirmed that roads are closed due to wind speeds – only (?!) 35-40mph, but this is more than enough to make things a bit lethal when combined with sheet ice roads and hairy mountain passes. I’ve previously felt our car being blown sideways whilst driving through slush / ice – not nice, and that was without the vertiginitude. There’s zero chance of the East opening up today.
So we’re looking North West instead. Back to the phenomenal Hestasport this evening, then up to the Westfjords for seaside hotpots, puffins and northern lights. And – perhaps – geysir before home…..