Driving in Iceland - on line class - 7.7.2016

On the road in Iceland
Many tourists visiting Iceland choose to do so by driving themselves. Certain things about driving in Iceland is different from what most drivers are familiar with. Gravel roads, single lane bridges and other tourists stopping on the spot to get that perfect picture of an Icelandic horse. The Iceland Academy has made an on-line class for foreigners to take so they can drive more safely in Iceland. We all want you to be safe and sound. Read more

The weather in Iceland is not at all like back home - 6.5.2016

From RUV a car escort

The only certain thing about the weather in Iceland is that it is ever changing and very difficult to predict. On the 5th of May one could in two instances see the effect of that. One was a van blowing of the road due to a powerful gust and up north the Road Administration in cooperation with Icelandic rescue teams escorted a lot of cars across a mountain road because of snowy conditions even though it already is the month of May.

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Increased traffic in Iceland - 15.4.2016

In last march the traffic on the Ringroad around Iceland was about 20% more than in the same month the year before. This is a huge increase in traffic. The increase in traffic on the Ringroad close to Jökulsárlón measured about 83%. Therefore, it is safe to say that tourism is one reason for increased traffic in Iceland. Read more

Drive carefully - 28.12.2015

Winter conditions in Iceland

Conditions for driving in Iceland in wintertime can be very difficult especially for drivers not used to them. Not all of the 13.000 km that the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration controls get serviced at winter. A bit over 5.000 km get winter service. A large portion of the road system is also closed, impassable. Drivers need to take extra care on snowy and slippery roads. Also they should take extra care when driving where one lane bridges appear. And that can happen suddenly. Always drive according to the situation.

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