Can you drive with a foreign driver’s licence in Iceland?

February 6, 2023 Blog Places To Go Safety Tips Things To Do

A large proportion of travellers to Iceland are keen to rent a car. When you think about it, that makes a lot of sense: many of the country’s most scenic spots are hard to reach on public transport and tours can quickly get expensive, especially if there’s a group of you. But Iceland’s roads are […] full post

Which rental car insurance should I get in Iceland?

November 15, 2022 Blog Safety Tips Things To Do

It’s always a good idea to have comprehensive insurance coverage when you’re driving, and that’s doubly the case when you are abroad. Iceland’s no difference, but there are a few decisions you will need to make that don’t crop up elsewhere. Here’s our handy guide to choosing which rental car insurance you should get in […] full post

Winter driving in Iceland – things you need to know

September 12, 2022 Blog Places To Go Safety Tips Things To Do

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 Blog Places To Go 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

10 important tips for driving in Iceland

June 7, 2022 Blog Places To Go Safety Tips

Road trippers, it pays to be prepared. If you’re intending to tour Iceland soon and you plan to rent your own set of wheels, you need to make sure you’re on top of the basics. We can help with that: here’s what we think are the ten most important tips for driving in Iceland to […] full post

Do I need a 4×4 car in Iceland?

June 2, 2022 Blog Places To Go Safety Tips

The question of whether it’s necessary to rent a 4×4 car in Iceland is one that comes up option. That’s understandable, given Iceland’s northerly location and dramatic geography, but it’s actually not as straightforward to answer as you might first think. So what is the answer? How do you know if you can do without […] full post

How is the fishing in Iceland?

March 8, 2019 Safety Tips Things To Do

The endless fjords, rivers and lakes make Iceland a prime location for fishing. Icelanders take a lot of pride in their fish and have so many more uses for fish than recreational catching – as their biggest export, access to their fish is a big factor as to why Iceland did not join the European […] 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

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