Iceland’s mountain and heath roads are seeing wintery conditions already, relatively early in the year. This is reported by the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration.
The south of the country is seeing icy patches on upstate roads. In the southwest, there are ice patches and hail on Hellisheiði heath and Nesjavallavegur road. Mosfellsheiði and Lyngdalsheiði heaths, meanwhile, are seeing slush on the roads.
In the west, travellers on Holtavörðuheiði heath can expect hail and icy roads. Brattabrekka road and Fróðárheiði heath are dealing with patches of ice as well. In the Westfjords, Steingrímsfjarðarheiði and Hrafnseyrarheiði heaths are seeing icy roads while the Hálfdán mountain pass faces hail and patches of ice. Ísafjarðardjúp fjord and Gemlufallsheiði heath are dealing with slushy roads.
In the north, Vatnsskarð mountain pass and Þverárfjall mountain are facing patches of ice, while Öxnadalsheiði heath is seeing snow cover in addition to hail. Víkurskarð pass is also dealing with icy roads and hail.
In the northeast, the Lake Mývatn area is seeing patches of ice and some hail. The east, meanwhile, has icy roads on Fjarðarheiði heath and Öxi pass, and patches of ice on Mjófjarðarheiði and Breiðdalsheiði heaths.
The southeast is seeing icy patches in the Öræfi region, as well as slush around the Eldhraun lava field.