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Compass direction Northwest southeast
Pass height 439  m
region Vestfirdir
Watershed Ísafjörður Steingrímsfjörður
expansion Pass road
Map (Vestfirdir)
Steingrímsfjarðarheiði (Iceland)
Coordinates 65 ° 45 '12 "  N , 22 ° 8' 37"  W Coordinates: 65 ° 45 '12 "  N , 22 ° 8' 37"  W.



The Steingrímsfjarðarheiði is a pass in the eastern Westfjords of Iceland .

Here the Djúpvegur runs S61 , which connects the Steingrímsfjörður at Hólmavík with the Ísafjarðardjúp . The road is about 50 km long, reaches a height of 439 m and is the main connection between the capital Reykjavík and Ísafjörður . If possible, it is also kept open in winter.

In the past, people often got lost in the fog on the plateau rich in lakes. A famous story tells of a man who was found cold and hungry but alive after 15 days without food in 1774. The route was first driven by a car in 1937. The road was expanded until 1984 and paved in recent years.

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  1. Hæð nokkurra vega yfir sjó 22.12.2010. Retrieved January 10, 2020 (Icelandic).