Closed roads are CLOSED for a reason, usually because of impassable snow on the road or other risks. If you pass a "Closed" sign, you will most likely run into trouble which could endanger, not only you, but also those who have to come to your rescue. It can be costly in terms of time and money.
A relatively large percentage of foreign tourists in Iceland travel around the country by car. Conditions in Iceland are in many ways unusual and often quite unlike those that foreign drivers are accustomed to. It is, therefore, crucial to know how to drive in this country.
We are aware that the landscape is beautiful, and naturally draws the driver’s attention away from the road. However, to reach your destination safely, you must keep your full attention on driving.
Top ten tips on driving in Iceland
Everyone in the car needs to wear seatbelt
Do not stop or park the car on the road except in a case of emergency.
Lower your speed when you approach and drive on a gravel road.
Choose the speed in accordance with the road surface.