Driving in Iceland

Be well prepared for their special Iceland experience

Road conditions in Iceland vary substantially. Route 1 (highway no 1) is mostly paved, but other country roads are often very narrow, steep and washboarded gravel tracks with potholes and sharp corners. Those unfamiliar with such conditions often find it difficult to drive on Icelandic roads, especially gravel roads.

The use of front and back seat belts is compulsory in Iceland – they save lives!