Driving in Iceland is a fantastic way to get around and see the sights. You have the freedom to go where you want, when you want, at the pace you want. The road system is good and fairly simple.
There are of course many things to consider about driving to Iceland, such as what car to get, where to go and what to see, road quality and weather conditions, parking, gas and more. Here is our comprehensive guide.
When renting a car in Iceland, there are several factors to consider, as conditions here are most likely very different from what you’re used to.
During the summer, you can probably get away with a smaller car, especially if you intend to travel in an area close to the city. In the winter, however, 4WD and studded tires are essential.
The further you get away from the city, the more likely it is that you will be driving on gravel roads (see below).