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Old November 4th, 2007, 11:27 PM   #1
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[IS] Iceland | road infrastructure • Vegar á Íslandi

I found some nice pictures of roads in Iceland some time before discovering this forum. I just remembered about them:

http://www.ajfroggie.com/roadpics/iceland/index.html

http://www.cbrd.co.uk/reference/inte.../iceland.shtml

Very remote country but with standards of living just as high as the Scandinavian countries - I guess it runs in the (viking) family. The roads are still somewhat lacking, i.e. not many roads are paved. Most roads are concentrated in the Reykjavík area.

I hope I spelled the title correctly in Icelandic .
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Old November 4th, 2007, 11:31 PM   #2
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190.000 of 313.000 Icelanders live near Reykjavík. Hence the zero traffic.

A very interesting site: http://www.vegagerdin.is/english/

You can see real-time road conditions, the number of traffic in the last 10 minutes, and since midnight.

This kind of stuff:
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Old November 4th, 2007, 11:32 PM   #3
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I think it's good to read a few tips before driving in Iceland. And don't forget a 4×4, if planning to criss-cross it. Btw, everything you post here, can go directly to "Remote roads".
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Old November 4th, 2007, 11:33 PM   #4
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Some parts of the circular road around the island have less than 50 cars a day...

Funny sign showing ranches.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 12:11 AM   #5
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There are sexy signs in Iceland:



=)


And if you thought there was no way of building motorways in Iceland, here you go. Supposedly by 2010 the A0 shall have been finished (I wonder if there's any progress):


http://www.iceland.pl/archiw/040401i2.html
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Old November 5th, 2007, 12:13 AM   #6
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A-half?
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Old November 5th, 2007, 12:17 AM   #7
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That seems like a useless stretch of motorways.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 12:18 AM   #8
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^ Ditto, hehe.

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Hehe, no, it's A1/2, meaning A1 and A2. Apparently.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 12:27 AM   #9
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For the A1/2 it says in the link it will be "podziemnej trasy", which in Polish means "(of) underground route". I don't know why it would be underground, are Icelanders building world's longest tunnel?

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Old November 5th, 2007, 01:11 AM   #10
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^ Well with their climate building it underground guarantees it beeing year-round passable, but an underground motorway serving a few towns just can't be feasible.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 08:15 AM   #11
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Yeah right. The stairs in my home have more traffic than such a motorway

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Old November 5th, 2007, 10:11 AM   #12
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^ Well with their climate building it underground guarantees it beeing year-round passable, but an underground motorway serving a few towns just can't be feasible.
In that case it would probably be more feasible just to cover it than building underground.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 07:29 PM   #13
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from icelandic wiki; Highway 1/Ţjóđvegur 1





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Old November 6th, 2007, 11:57 PM   #14
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For the A1/2 it says in the link it will be "podziemnej trasy", which in Polish means "(of) underground route". I don't know why it would be underground, are Icelanders building the world's longest tunnel?
There are geysirs (in fact, the original Geysir is in Iceland, but is no longer active), hot springs, boiling mud, and active vulcanoes all over Iceland. I would definately not feel comfortable in a multi-km tunnel in that country, but I would probably stay warm enough.....
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Old November 7th, 2007, 02:09 AM   #15
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That article from Polish server is just April Fools' Day joke..
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Old November 7th, 2007, 02:39 AM   #16
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^ OMG, you're right!
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Old November 8th, 2007, 05:56 PM   #17
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Google Maps shows that Reykjavik has got some 2x3-highways. Does someone have pics of them?
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Old November 8th, 2007, 09:11 PM   #18
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A friend of my travels a lot to Iceland. Here are some pics;

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Old November 9th, 2007, 03:35 AM   #19
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A friend of my travels a lot to Iceland. Here are some pics;

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Old November 9th, 2007, 06:08 PM   #20
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Einbreid Bru. Even without the image it's well understandable. Does the icelandic language look a bit like scandinavic languages like norwegian or danish?
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