Icelandic driving conditions are in many ways very unusual and unlike what foreign drivers are accustomed to. It is therefore very important to be aware of how to drive in Iceland.
Adjust your speed according to driving conditions. The speed limit in populated areas is usually 50 km/hr, 60 km/hr on thruways. However in residential areas it is usually only 30 km/hr. In rural areas the gravel roads have a speed limit of 80 km/hr, and paved roads 90 km/hr.
Most mountain roads and roads in the interior of Iceland have a surface of loose gravel. The surface on the gravel roads is often loose, especially along the sides of the roads, so one should drive carefully and slow down whenever approaching an oncoming car.
Icelandic landscapes are beautiful and easily draws the driver’s attention away from the road. But in order to reach your destination safely, you must keep your full attention on driving. We care for our customers and hope you have a wonderful journey when driving in Iceland.