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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Your guide to Iceland’s car rental companies – Finding your perfect car at a great price

November 19, 2018 Safety Tips

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 some of the packages mean and why do […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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