Car Hire Iceland

Driving in Iceland
The Icelandic road can be a challenge to experienced drivers and inexperienced drivers alike. Although driving conditions on the main Icelandic road are relatively good the weather in Iceland can change at a moments notice and affect your driving skills. For some people thinking about hiring a car in Iceland it may be worth mentioning that Iceland is one of the countries where traffic moves on the right hand side of the road

The road in Iceland for hired cars                
The main highway in Iceland, known as road nr.1, is paved with asphalt and easily accessible most of the year. However, most country roads in Iceland are gravel roads and are not suited to fast driving.
Important traffic laws in Iceland for hired cars
In Iceland the speed limit is 50 km/h or 31 mph in urban areas and within city limits, 80 km/h or 50 mph on gravel roads and 90 km/h or 56 mph on paved hard-surfaced roads. Icelandic traffic laws state that It is illegal to turn right on a red light.

Road information and weather in Iceland    
If you intend to hire a car in Iceland feel free to ask for information about different roads in Iceland and gravel roads in the Icelandic highlands. We would be happy to help you find answers to your questions. Please take the Icelandic weather into account when making your travel plans. Driving conditions in Iceland in the winter can be very harsh. There are rapid weather changes, heavy snowfall and fast winds so Icelandic roads can close very fast and without notice.
Highland Roads for hired cars in Iceland    
Hired cars in Iceland are generally not meant for highland roads or F-roads these are marked with an F on maps of roads in Iceland and lead to the center of Iceland. Those wishing to hire a car in iceland should be aware that all driving on F-Roads is forbidden and not insured. Some car hires in iceland offer 4x4 cars and jeeps that are suitable for offroad areas such as the highland roads.
Please be aware that the driving in offroad areas in Iceland is often impossible far into summer as the roads in the center of Iceland are closed.