Important information

about driving safety on Icelandic roads

Conditions in Iceland are unusual and unlike what foreign drivers are accustomed to. In order to reach your destination safely, you must keep your full attention on driving.

Your rental car can bring you to many interesting and beautiful places in our country. Please stay safe and take the time to familiarize yourself with special Icelandic conditions by reading our safety cards, specially made for rented cars  


Your safety on Icelandic roads

Iceland road guide and Iceland Transport Authority have compiled highlights about your safety on Icelandic roads in six languages; 
Chinese - Driving with Elfis - showing how to drive in Iceland - audio files regarding your driving safety in Iceland
in 10 languages

Driver's license
All valid driving licenses issued in other countries allows tourists  in Iceland to drive the same categories of vehicles as stated in the license. The license holder has to fulfill national rules on minimum age and the license must be printed in Latin characters. Commercial driving is only allowed on the basis of licenses from other EC countries.

If your driving license does not fulfill the above requirements then you must obtain an International Driving License in addition to the national license to be able to drive in Iceland.

We recommend: 
Iceland Academy - Video - Driving in Iceland 
How to drive in Iceland - brochure 
Children and traffic safety education and car seats for children 

Information about road condition

The official source for safe adventure in Iceland 

112 Iceland app - for your safety 
Icelandic Road Administration - road conditions etc. (Android)

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