SAFETY INFO AND RENTAL TERMS

ROAD INFORMATION

  • The general speed limit in Iceland is 50 km/h in urban areas, 80 km/h on gravel roads and 90 km/h on paved roads outside urban areas.
  • Be aware when entering a gravel road. Please slow down before entering gravel roads from paved roads as the tires can easily loose grip. Often you will see a sign notifying „End of Tarred Road“ or „New Road Surface“
  • Be aware of one-lane bridges which are common in Iceland. All vehicles should reduce speed to 10 km/h before entering a one-lane bridge.
  • Do not stop the car on the side of the road unless there is an emergency
  • Be prepared for farm animals grazing by the roadside and straying into the road.
  • Toll fees, parking fees and entrance fees are charged electronically in certain areas, national parks and road tunnels. Make sure to follow closely any signs or information indicating such fees or charges and pay when and where required.
  • Travelling on the F-roads (Mountain roads) requires a 4x4 rental car. The F-roads should be driven very carefully and make sure to check weather- and road conditions before entering. The opening of the F-roads is flexible depending on the conditions of the roads.

KEEP IN MIND

  • Only listed drivers can drive the rental car.
  • Driving while intoxicated cancels out any insurance.
  • Seat belts are mandatory. All travelers are obliged to use safety seat belts. This applies to those sitting in the back seats as well.
  • Headlights must be turned on at all times.
  • Smoking in the car is strictly prohibited.
  • Be extra cautious before river crossing, if in any doubt do not hesitate to contact us for information.
  • Make sure to hold on to the door when opening to avoid the wind blowing the door up. The wind in Iceland is very unpredictable.
  • We recommend all our customers to visit www.road.is for information about the conditions on the road before the drive every day. During the winter some roads might be closed. The wind can be very strong and a sandstorm might occur at any time throughout the year.
  • In case of any damages you will need to fill out an accident report