The weather, visibility and road surface can change very quickly in Iceland. Please plan your trip ahead and see whether it‘s safe to depart by looking for important information on www.road.is and www.safetravel.is.
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.