The stretch of road from Akranes, particularly around Hafnarfjall, on the southern approach to Borgarnes, is one of the most hazardous in the entire country. Totally exposed to the Atlantic, it takes the full brunt of violent storms which drive in from the sea; not surprisingly, it closes frequently during the winter months, as cars have been overturned here by the brute force of the wind. In summer things are not quite so severe, but it is still an extremely windy spot.

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