Skorradalur

Skorradalur is a long valley in western Iceland. There is a lake at the bottom of the valley and the mountains make it fairly sheltered. It’s a nice place for summer houses, of which there are many on the north side of the lake, with a tarmacked road and so many trees that you can only just occasionally glimpse the lake from the road.

On the other side of the lake there are only a handful of summer houses and a few farms, accessed by a gravel road that gets increasingly worse until, somewhere near the middle of the lake, it turns into a track only accessible by 4WD vehicles. This in turn quickly gets worse and becomes a rugged 4WD jeep track, full of rocks, muddy ruts and deep puddles of water and cut by the occasional small stream. That side of the lake is also forested, but the track often veers all the way down to the lake shore and the view across the lake is beautiful. Below is the view across the valley just beyond the end of the lake, some distance before the track joins the main road. A couple of weeks ago I borrowed a Mitsubishi Pajero and drove around the lake. In the following days I’ll be posting some of the photos I took along the way.

Skorradalur

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