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Jökulsárgljúfur NP- Road 862: Ring road - Dettifoss -Asbyrgi

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Jökulsárgljúfur NP– Road 862: Ring road - Dettifoss -Asbyrgi

Hi,

I'm planning a trip to Iceland in July, and I have a question about driving in Jökulsárgljúfur NP.

Does anyone know if regular (2WD) cars can go all the way from Road 1 (Ring road) to Asbyrgi on the 862 road (left side of the canyon)?

Information available are all very confusing, some of them mentioning that the road 862 is 2WD passable from Asbyrgi to Detiffoss, and only 4x4 passable south of Dettifoss (F862).

I've also read about the recent opening of a new road between Road 1 and Dettifoss, but I am not sure if this new road is also connected to the north section of 862 road which is 2WD passable?

Has anyone done this left-of-the canyon route (Road 1 – Dettifoss – Asbyrgi) recently in a regular car?

Many thanks in advance!

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21. Re: Jökulsárgljúfur NP– Road 862: Ring road - Dettifoss -Asbyrgi

Thank you again, Nani27. So... we'll definitively go for it!

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22. Re: Jökulsárgljúfur NP– Road 862: Ring road - Dettifoss -Asbyrgi

I'm looking to do the jokulsargljufur national park in may in a mid sized SUV but not even sure the roads are open HELP !!

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23. Re: Jökulsárgljúfur NP– Road 862: Ring road - Dettifoss -Asbyrgi

I'm looking to do the jokulsargljufur national park in may this year in a mid sized SUV but not even sure the roads are open HELP

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24. Re: Jökulsárgljúfur NP– Road 862: Ring road - Dettifoss -Asbyrgi

I'm looking to do the jokulsargljufur national park in may in a mid sized SUV but not even sure the roads are open HELP !!

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25. Re: Jökulsárgljúfur NP– Road 862: Ring road - Dettifoss -Asbyrgi

Most likely open, but you never know. There has been known to be huge snow storms in May, in the north.

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26. Re: Jökulsárgljúfur NP– Road 862: Ring road - Dettifoss -Asbyrgi

So I just need to wait and see :-) thanks

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27. Re: Jökulsárgljúfur NP– Road 862: Ring road - Dettifoss -Asbyrgi

I would like to know which is the better side to view the falls from the East on 864 or the west on 862. We can drive either one since they are both paved.

Thanks

28. Re: Jökulsárgljúfur NP– Road 862: Ring road - Dettifoss -Asbyrgi

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