Driving Conditions in Iceland are unusual and unlike what foreign drivers are accustomed to. It is therefore very important to find out how to drive in this country. The beautiful landscapes can easily draw attention away from the road. But in order to reach your destination safely, you must keep your full attention on driving.
Over the winter time the highland in Iceland is closed. See more information in www.road.is Driving in the Icelandic highland is very popular at wintertime, both off and on glaciers. To be able to do that you need a super jeep and a very experienced and skilled driver used to the conditions in Iceland in winter. Organized tours usually result in better experience as well as a safe and enjoyable trip.
It is illegal to drive off-road in Iceland! Whilst traveling around the country, the highest respect for the Icelandic environment must be shown. It’s good to remember to take nothing except photographs and leave nothing behind except footprints.
Remember that road condition in Iceland may not be what you are used to so drive carefully. Warning triangle is supposed to be in all cars as well as a first aid kit Fire extinguisher is required to be in all super jeeps and a good thing to have in other cars. Icy roads Please take caution when driving in icy conditions. Check conditions When planning your trip, please look up road and weather condition information on these sites: www.road.is Photo locations It is extremely dangerous to stop your car in the middle of the road to take pictures. Choose your photo locations carefully and safely. Seat belts for all According to Icelandic law everyone must wear a seatbelt regardless of where seated in the car Reduce speed The appropriate speed can me much lower than speed limits in certain winter contitions. Please drive accordingly. Lights According to Icelandic law the headlights must be turned on all year round,while driving. Make sure that your car always has it‘s headlights turned on, even in bright daytime conditions.
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