National Geographic : 1928 Apr
© Isobel Wylie Hutchison THE "TRAIL OF THE SERPENT," AN ICELANDIC MOTOR-BUS Forty years ago there were no roads for wheeled vehicles whatsoever in Iceland; to-day there are only 400 miles over which automobiles may travel with comfort, and few of the towns and cities are connected with highways. According to a program of construction recently outlined, in 1934 motor-buses will be able to travel from Reykjavik to Akureyri. Photograph by John A. Manley A GUIDEPOSTOVER BARREN LAVA FIELDS In summer the road maybefollowed without difficulty, but inwinter the trail is obliterated, and,asthere areno trees orother landmarks whereby it may be followed,travel becomes dangerous; sothese pillars of stone are built as signposts. On the side near the automobile isaproject ing stone, which indicates that the road isonthat side ofthe monument.