First of all, I understand that all the highland roads are still closed at present (3 June 2018) so this might be a poor time to ask this question…and we may very well have to inquire locally before deciding which route to take based on conditions at the time.
We are visiting Iceland in late July and early August. For the first few days, we will be staying near Sólheimar and then driving to Akureyri. We have a 4x4 hired for the time we are in Iceland and would like to drive a highland route from Sólheimar to Akureyri.
Looking at maps, I see there are two (more or less) direct routes.
Via F26, 842
Via F26, F881, F821/821
Which route would be best and why?
We will be carrying food, water, extra fuel, a satellite rescue beacon.
Martin (Vancouver, Canada)