The Djúpvegur is a strait in the West Fjords of Iceland .
The road runs for 267 km, although the start and end points are only 96 km apart as the crow flies. Djúpvegur is completely paved and branches off from Vestfjarðavegur on the eastern bank of Króksfjörður and leads to Steingrímsfjörður . From there it runs past Hólmavík over the Steingrímsfjarðarheiði to the fjords in Ísafjarðardjúp . It circles the Ísafjörður , the only fjord that is bridged is the Mjóifjörður , the Skötufjörður and the Hestfjörður . From there the road leads into Seyðisfjörður, circling Álftafjörður with the place Súðavík , goes through the tunnel Arnarnessgöng into Skutulsfjörður with the town Ísafjörður . Here the Djúpvegur meets the Vestfjarðavegur again. The last part of the Djúpvegur to Bolungarvík was called Óshlíðarvegur. This avalanche- endangered section of the road was closed in September 2010 because the site can now be reached more safely through the Bolungarvíkurgöng tunnel .
The Djúpvegur, named after the Ísafjarðar djúp , did not always have this course. In 1973 it still ran over the Þorskafjarðareiði. This is now Þorskafjarðarvegur, road 608, unpaved and on the shortest connection from Ísafjörður to Reykjavík . At that time the path ended in Skötufjörður. From Ísafjörður the Súðvíkurvegur, road 67, led to the Seyðisfjörður. In 1988 the Djúpvegur began in Hólmavík on Hólmavíkurvegur, which led north on the west bank of the Hrútafjörður . Between the Ísafjörður and the Mjóifjörður a pass road led over the Eyrarfjall. The Djúpvegur led through the town of Ísafjörður to Bolungarvík. In 1996 the Djúpvegur began on the ring road near Brú on Hrútafjörður to Hólmavík. The pass road over Eyrarfjall still existed. It ended in the town of Ísafjörður. The road at Hrútafjörður is now called Innstrandavegur .
- ↑ Vegaskrá 2017 - kaflaskipt. Retrieved February 11, 2018 (Icelandic).
- ↑ Vegahandbókin 1973 6.18–6.20
- ^ Iceland Road Guide 1988, pp. 246–245
- ^ Iceland Atlas 1996 pp. 243-250