Traveling in Iceland
Traveling in Iceland
Driving in Iceland
Travelling around Iceland and its amazing landscapes is an unforgettable experience, but a good trip can end poorly if you're not careful when driving in new and unknown conditions. It's essential to familiarize yourself with Iceland's road conditions, especially rural roads, as they're very different from other countries.
Although the Ring Road (the main highway around the island) is generally considered safe and easy to drive, understand that roundabouts, one-way city streets, gravel roads, one-lane bridges, blind rises, wandering sheep and volatile weather are some of the things to be aware of before you depart on your road trip.
Please also note that Iceland's weather can change rapidly so you should always adjust your speed to the conditions. You can check the weather forecast online at www.vedur.is. Remember these things before starting your journey and you'll finish your trip with good memories.
We urge all guests driving in Iceland for the first time to visit the Icelandic Road Administration website http://www.vegagerdin.is/english for further details.
Recreational Activities in Iceland
Iceland's natural contrasts has a lot to offer adventurous travelers. We offer a variety of activity-themed packages and day tours for individuals and groups.
For hikers, Iceland has unlimited trekking opportunities, ranging from an easy afternoon hike to a week-long wilderness trek, in all areas of the country. Some of the best hikes can be found in the remote areas of the Westfjords, the Landmannalaugar wilderness area and the Reykjanes Peninsula near the capital area.
Swimming is also popular in Iceland, both for Icelanders and visitors. There are a great number of high-quality swimming pools in Iceland, mostly due to the wealth of geothermal heat. The capital area has a number of indoor pools though outdoor thermal pools are more common, and can be found around the country. Pools are open year-round, regardless of weather. Swimming outdoor in Iceland's fresh breeze is a refreshing experience, particularly when snow falls in the wintertime.
If you enjoy skiing, there are a number of good ski hills around Iceland, including Blafjöll near Reykjavik and Hliðarfjall near Akureyri in North Iceland.