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Trollaskagi Peninsula Drive - feasible in late March?

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Trollaskagi Peninsula Drive - feasible in late March?

Hello,

is it worth doing a detour from Ring Road 1 when traveling from Akureyri to Blonduos area by making a drive around the Trollaskagi Peninsula? Will the roads generally be cleared of snow by late March?

also, need advice on a pit stop to stay for the night before continuing journey back to Reykjavik: which of the following towns/villages are better? Gauksmyri or Laugarbakki or Borgarvirki or Blonduos? any idea abt their differences or remoteness will be appreciated. hope to make a detour to see Hvitserkur too northiceland.is/whattoseedo/…hvitserkur

thanks.

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1. Re: Trollaskagi Peninsula Drive - feasible in late March?

Tröllaskagi can be, and cannot be passable in March, you just have to monitor the road conditions: vegagerdin.is/english/…north1.html But why ? IMO it´s a totally waste of time. The road is not cleared every day.

And as for the places you mention, Gauksmýri is not a village, it´s a horse farm, but a nice one. Laugarbakki is a small quiet village. Borgarvirki is only ruins on top of a hill, nothing else around there, and the road to get there can be impassable, you check it on the day of travel. Blönduós is a small town, and the only one that has something else going for it except bed and breakfast, and would be my choice.

I suggest you google the places to learn more about them, you can also get images of these places.

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2. Re: Trollaskagi Peninsula Drive - feasible in late March?

good point. thank you. will skip the Trollaskagi Peninsula this time then

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3. Re: Trollaskagi Peninsula Drive - feasible in late March?

Just a note here, in late March it could be snowing - when it is overcast and snowing you won't be able to see anything anyway and any stops you try and make won't be enjoyable. Check the weather, if it's poor then skip, even if the roads are passable.

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4. Re: Trollaskagi Peninsula Drive - feasible in late March?

We booked a night at Gauksmýri Lodge at the end of July so we can go to the strength competition at the Grettir the Strong festival in Húnaþing vestra. It looks like a lovely place. If we have time, and we didn't get to do it on Snæfellsnes, we'll try to have a tölt. It also appears to have a nice restaurant, and I am looking forward to their dinner buffet, which has different things like lamb, horse, etc. They're on facebook, and you can see lots of pictures there. I look forward to hearing about your trip when you get back, and learning from your experience. Bon voyage!

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