Travel hints and tips

Keflavík International Airport is located about 50 km from the capital.

We recommend that you rent a 4x4 if you’re driving in Iceland during winter time. It makes it easier for you to get by in the snow. is a site you can consult to get advice on safe travel in Iceland.

In the summer, sheep are often seen crossing roads, which can be dangerous, which is why it is important to comply with the speed limit.

Spring is the time when the grass turns bright green and the migrant birds return, so it is the perfect time for bird watching. There are over 200 species that nest in Iceland, some of them in huge numbers.

In summer, the sky passes through various hues of blue, grey and azure, but you should never expect black tones – up here in the north the sun hardly sets and the summer days are never-ending.

In autumn, brooks and rivers, swollen with melt water, rush down to the lowlands, feeding the earth and ultimately the ocean. Green vegetation turns red, yellow or brown, resulting in colorful landscapes.

Winter is a time of amazing contrasts. Peaceful white snow covers the black lava fields and in the evening the blackness of the sky the northern lights are often visible in cold, clear weather.

The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun which began on 29 August 2014 and is a must see wonder and is located  North of Vatnajökull Glacier. You can find a map of Iceland, with the location of the volcano here.

Information on road conditions please call 1777 or visit (in English)

Information on weather forecast please call 902 0600 or visit (in English)


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