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Iceland Transportation-Driving

Last updated on January 4th, 2017 at 01:12 am

Iceland Transportation-Driving!

Public transport is limited to the capital even in the summer months (there is a bus but the timetable is limited)

Public Transport:

What do you know about Iceland Transportation-Driving!

Similar laws to other western countries

One of the best country to have road trips with its remote landscapes. Driving in the highland requires 4×4 WD only. Also remember to check service station availability.

 Iceland has single lane bridges

There are some hidden dangers so be careful not to drive too closely to the ocean, cliffs edges and hot springs.

For those on a self-drive tour in winter, we always recommend checking on road conditions before heading out since conditions can change quickly.

Please drive cautiously at all times. Roads may be slippery due to rain or frost even if they appear to be in good condition. Check road conditions here

A self-drive tour is a fantastic way to experience Iceland’s natural wonders at a flexible pace

The minimum rental age is 21 for most car groups. Drivers aged 19 – 21 are subject to a young driver surcharge.

  • A valid national driver’s license, which has been held for at least one year, is required for all rentals.
  • An International Driver’s Permit (IDP) may also be required.
  • Vehicles travel on the right side of the road in all Nordic countries.
  • Iceland road safety recommend a 4X4 vehicle (Types E – G) from mid-October to mid-April.

Speed limits and fines: The general speed limit is 50 km/h or less in towns, cities and residential areas, 80 km/h on high way or Iceland national circuit roads 90 or 100 km/h. major highway, the ring road. Fines for speeding are high

General Info Iceland Transportation-Driving and Globally!

 Travellers  are generally able to drive internationally with the International driving Licence (subject of the laws of the country you are travelling to) and usually both your home country licence and the international one must be presented to any police check points when you are overseas.

Contact the driving authority in the country you are planning to visit to find out their driver licence requirements.