Safe travel info

Iceland is a beautiful country but the travelling conditions can be challenging.

Please note that Icelandic weather is very volatile. Fair weather can change into a raging storm at a moment’s notice. You never know how to be dressed so it‘s best to have everything with you, from a pair of shorts to a snowsuit in case of extreme weather. As conditions in Iceland are so unpredictable, we recommend that you take a look at this website: http://www.safetravel.is/, where you can find information about how to drive in Iceland, how to prepare yourself for the Highlands, etc.

Because of the changing weather we need to keep a good eye on the roads. That is why we have a special website that tells you the condition of the road. There you can see if there is snow or ice on the roads, if it’s closed or clear to drive on.

Check out this site: www.vegagerdin.is.

  • By law, drivers and passengers are required to wear seatbelts in Iceland, no matter what type of vehicle.
  • Children must either wear seatbelts or be in car safety seats, depending on their age and height.
  • It is forbidden by law to operate a vehicle in Iceland after having consumed alcohol.
  • Iceland requires that vehicle headlights should be on at all times both day and night, while driving.
  • The use of hands-free equipment is an obligation when talking on a mobile phone and driving at the same time.
  • Most mountain roads are closed until the end of June, or even longer and when these roads are opened many of them may only be driven by 4WD vehicles
  • Off-road driving is strictly forbidden whereas it can seriously damage our sensitive vegetation, which may take nature decades to repair.

 

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