Offroading a Suzuki Jimny in Iceland

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Offroading a Suzuki Jimny in

My name is Fred and live in the of the Netherlands. Since I went 18 35) I often visited your to spent the holidays, mostly by feet; backpacking, but a few times taking the car.

In the good old when I still was a student I brought a visit once in a during wintertime, mainly the northern Fjallabak area of Landmannalaugar); once by jeep, by skidoo and finally on foot. I was running out of budget :O)

Well. in the there was not much of a choice. tour companies offered winter tours almost into Landmannalaugar and of course the Circle. Later it started to a little bit, but then I finished school and found a with to less time off !

The last winter visit was in 2000, when the volcano erupted. Renting a Suzuki I took off to spend my first at the farm Leirubakki. The day after the turned worse, wind up, clouds came down and the for the next few days was no good. only a quick visit to the I headed back to Reykjavik.

captured another three in Reykjavik due to the weather I went

I often thought back on rented car. Yes it sometimes did behaved like a wild when the wind started to with the car on the icy roads and on a long slope you needed to press feet onto the throttle to a little of speed to make it to the

But did I like that tiny shoebox a lot. It was light, maneuverable and also important; affordable. And. it’s to find a parking spot at the mall :O]

With high and low to choose from, wheels put on the far rigid axles and frame, it all makes it a true fourwheeldrive. But

After spending some I traded my then 16year old pickup 4wd in for a new Jimny. I never that trade! After modification I liked that even a little bit more.

In the beginning it was hard to find decent upgrades for a Suzuki Nowadays its starting to get easier.

So visiting your country in Autumn time, backpacking, I that season a lot. colouring, northern light in the sky, the snowline coming the mountains. But if one wants to visit the during off-season, it will be to reach, since public into it comes to an end.

I decided to bring my own car into since renting is pretty (so is the shipping :O/ ), and not all tracks can be taking a stock — read: car.

A beautiful track through landscapes (Fjallabak Sydri)

A but deep, mudhole in Langavatnsdalur

The time I shipped my car into amazing country was two years during summertime, when I was not in shape to use the backpack for a long But making the best out of the situation I wanted to drive the old Gaesavatnaleid, so now was my excuse.

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Since there are stories in some guide about your country this track, I uprated the clearance by using a higher not wider!!) tire. From onto 32 inches. And meanwile a winch found his place at the

And so I took off:

On the track to at the beginning of the Gaesavatnaleid trail.

at the end — upon V#65533;r#65533;ukambur

it was terribly beautiful to drive track, but was it difficult. No. slow with no big challenges, but worthwhile. taking a dip in the warm pool at I decided to make my way through I must say that this is one off the stunning routes !

Going Vonarskard

Leaving Iceland I some Icelandic fender home as a souvenir. Lately were attached to the car and now covering a tire.

Knowing that the stock axles could most not handle the stress on the drivetrain, I them for Spidertrax axles.

the car is so light (stock 1050kg.) I it will now have sufficient to drive for example on the snow.


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