You might encounter sheep on or by the road. Usually, they will be startled by your car and run away, but they might run across the road so please pass them carefully.
Driving in Iceland can be tricky - but if you listen carefully to Elfis you should be fine "Take a look at the Video."
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.
- Check the weather and road surface in advance on www.road.is and www.safetravel.is.
- Make sure you get enough sleep in summer when there‘s daylight 24 hours.
- Be sure that you have the driving lights always on - night and day.
- The car that approaches a single lane bridge first, crosses first.
- Sheep and other livestock you see near the road can suddenly run across the road
- Don‘t risk your life and safety by driving into a CLOSED road.