How to drive in Iceland



How to drive in Iceland

25.02.2010
Eva Rún Michelsen
 
Conditions in Iceland are in many ways unusual and often quite unlike what foreign drivers are accustomed to.  It is therefore very important to find out how to drive in this country. 
 
When thinking about booking a self drive tour or renting a car
a few questions might come to mind, such as:

  1. Are all the roads paved or may I expect gravel roads when driving around the island?
  2. Is it safe to drive during the winter?
  3. Where can I find more information about road conditions, weather forecast and sign posts?
 
Safe travel for safe returning
Please visit the website safetravel.is for further information. 
 

Below you can find more information in the brochure "Have a safe journay" and a video from The Road Traffic Directorate in Iceland.

 
Brochure

Here you can find the brochure "Have a safe journey" in 6 different languages with information about driving in Iceland. Included are weather information, sign posts and more.

English

 

Deutsch

Francais

Espanol

Italiano

Norsk

 

Video

In this video you can see a few examples of what to bear in mind when driving in Iceland so as to avoid these hazards and have an accident-free holiday. You need adobe flash player to watch the videos.

High quality

English

 

Deutsch

Francais

 

Espanol

Low quality

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