You drive route 1 North towards Borgarnes (some signposts also mention Akureyri). Turn left onto road 54. Shortest drive would be to divert to road 56 and then back onto road 54 at the northern part of the peninsula towards Grundarfjörður. https://goo.gl/maps/mnRDavhCNHH2 There is a road toll of 1000 ISK going through the Hvalfjörður tunnel.
One option is using the city bus system (http://www.straeto.is/english/plan-your-journey/schedules-and-maps)
Bus 57 to Borgarnes, 58 towards Stykkisholmur and 82 onwards to Grundarfjordur.
Thank you :)
@ Kraqmonkee: It really doesn't matter what sort of road conditions were last winter. The only way to know is to check the current conditions at www.road.is , and to do it regularly because road conditions can change multiple times each day. The only thing that is almost certain is that it's usually icy. Monitor the Road Administration website along with the weather forecasts and see how things can change rapidly if there is a snowstorm.
@Rikki_121 would you consider the current road and weather conditions between Reykjavik and Grundarfjordur bad road conditions or something that would be drivable during daylight hours? Are roads cleared fairly regularly in Iceland? I understand the weather seems to be very unpredictable and changes frequently. Thanks for your input!
76 is currently listed as difficult driving. That is the one you wanted to take, right? How much experience do you have driving in winter conditions? Road service will continue in most areas until the early afternoon tomorrow and will then be suspended. Do you need to drive back from Grundarfjörður and if so when and to where? There will also probably be very little traffic over the holidays, so if you do go off the road it might be a long time to get help...Edited: 4 years ago
Sorry mixed you up with another question about driving from Olafsfjörður to Grundarfjörður. The roads to Grundarfjörður from the South-West show mostly wet snow/snow and slippery.
In today's weather things are completely unpredictable. The frequency of clearing the roads go through the Road Administration. How frequent is frequent ? They plow if they see a need for it, based on years of experience.