Self Drive Tours
Iceland is a big island covering an area more than half the size of New England or about 40 thousand square miles, with only 330 thousand inhabitants. The roads are mainly along the coastal regions, with the circular road around the island being about 1400 km or 870 miles. Road conditions in Iceland are often different from those you are accustomed to.
On your Self Drive trip in Iceland, it is very important that you receive information on how to drive according to Icelandic road conditions. All Iceland will provide you with safe tips and how to make most of your visit to our beautiful country. We provide you with a detailed itinerary and a Road Atlas, and we help you plan the trip; where to stop and what to see, and where to stay each night. We can also help you add extra activities to your trip; whale watching, glacier hiking, shark fishing, etc...
Driving in Iceland
The Road traffic directorate has issued an excellent guidance about driving in Iceland, please visit these websites: The Road Traffic Directorate and www.safetravel.is/
The weather can change from sunshine to hail in a few hours. It is always important to check the weather. The official weather website is: http://en.vedur.is/
This video shows many important factors to have in mind when driving in Iceland.
Alti, the trip you planned for us was one great day after another, and we certainly thank you for the experience. The countryside offered unique beauty, scenes we don't have in our area: lava fields, glaciers, lakes, hot springs, geysers. We were also impressed with efficiency of the hotel staff and our day tour operators. I must tell you that our tour to the Golden Circle with the small group, five of us and our guide, was exceptional. Our guide, I believe he might have been the owner of the company, was the best guide we have ever had and considering that I've travelled to over 30 countries that is a real compliment. I am recommending Iceland and you to all my fellow travelers.
I'm sending two photos that are not your usual glacier in hopes that they may add to your collection of pictures.
Thanks again, Linda