The District Commissioner in Husavik has decided to lift the closure of road nr. 862, the section from the Ringroad to Dettifoss waterfall on the west side of Jökulsá á Fjöllum.
The opening will take effect from 0800 on September 2nd. Other roads on the west side of Jökulsá are still closed including hiking trails.
The decision is based on the Civil Protection risk reduction measures, increased surveillance of the Vatnajökull National Park rangers, increased scientific monitoring as well as additional law enforcement.
The decision does not in any way indicate less flood risk, only increased surveillance. This decision will take effect on September 2nd at 0800.
The District Commissioner in Husavik
National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police
Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management.
A map of the are can be seen below.