How to Get Around Iceland: The Best Way and Alternatives

July 21, 2023 Safety Tips

Unlike many European countries, Iceland doesn’t have an extensive network of public transportation. You won’t find any trains or metros in this small, island nation. That being said, getting around Iceland isn’t difficult but options are a bit limited. From renting a car to catching the bus, here’s the ultimate guide to how to get […] full post

Winter driving in Iceland – things you need to know

September 12, 2022 Safety Tips

Renting a car and exploring Iceland independently has grown considerably in popularity with tourists in recent years. The freedom to design your own itinerary and set your own pace is enticing, and in summer, the traffic swells accordingly as people take to the road. But what if you’re planning to visit in winter? With fewer […] full post

Everything you need to know about Iceland’s volcanic eruption

August 30, 2022 Safety Tips

Witnessing a volcanic eruption is one of the most incredible experiences any traveller can have. These rare and dramatic events remind us that we live on a planet that is still in the process of being created and sculpted. Iceland’s raw and rugged landscapes already have an exceptional beauty. But add in fountains of orange […] full post

What hazards are there on the roads of Iceland?

January 2, 2019 Safety Tips

Iceland is a place of beauty. Driving around the mountainous territory can be a thing of wonder, but with such raw beauty comes various hazards on the roads that you will need to look out for and be aware of before planning your drive. Some of the roads are not asphalt like you find in […] full post

Is Iceland the most peaceful country?

November 20, 2018 Safety Tips

When looking to go on holiday, one thing you may consider is the safety of the country in both political and criminal aspects. Many websites do their research to find out the statistically most peaceful countries (combining current political conflicts, crime rate, terror threat statistics and many more to rank 147 countries and territories). Iceland […] full post

Your guide to Iceland’s car rental companies

November 19, 2018 Safety Tips

Finding your perfect car at a great price Iceland car rental companies are everywhere competing for your business, and this massive range of rental options is great, but with everybody offering the ‘best deals’ it can be very difficult to pick which one is best for you. Which one should you go for? What do […] full post

Hitchhiker’s guide to hiking safely in Iceland

November 5, 2018 Safety Tips

Iceland is a wonderland of areas to hike on but as with any terrain your safety is key, the country is prone to all kinds of weather and as such can provide different hazards that even the most experienced hikers may not be familiar with. Below are a few basic tips to consider when hiking […] full post

Safety Tips

October 8, 2018 Safety Tips

Special Notice Many rural roads in Iceland are gravel roads and not suited to fast driving. Please drive carefully and show other road-users consideration at all times. When you meet another car, slow down, and pull safely to the side of the road The general speed limit is 50 km/h in urban areas, 8o km/h on gravel roads in […] full post

Iceland Travel Tips

October 8, 2018 Safety Tips

Below are very important travel tips Sightseeing while driving is one of the main causes of rollovers and other accidents – please stop the vehicle when viewing our beautiful country. Great care must be taken when leaving asphalt roads and driving on to gravel roads. The different surfaces can make the vehicle slide, please slow down! Blind […] full post

What to wear in wintery Iceland

October 8, 2018 Safety Tips

Not many people would argue if you said Iceland isn’t the hottest country in the world. Being very close to the Arctic circle may provide the perk of the northern lights, but the cost is the bitterly cold winds and regular rain and snow. If you want to keep warm and want to dress like […] full post