North- & East Iceland

Snowstorms in North & East Iceland today. Bad driving conditions from Akureyri to Eastfjords and on Holtavörðuheiði.

South & East Iceland

On the mainroad at southeast Iceland there is expected locally sandstorm east off Vík. Also strong windgusts 30-40 m/s from now between Höfn and Djúpivogur. Locally blowing sand there also.

Eastfjords

Moderate avalanche danger (level 2 of 5) is now in mountain areas in the Eastfjords.

Tröllaskagi peninsula

Moderate avalanche danger (level 2 of 5) is now in mountain areas in Tröllaskagi peninsula.

Westfjords

Moderate avalanche danger (level 2 of 5) is now in mountain areas in the northern part of Westfjords.

Hekla Too Herdubrlindir

Driving


Conditions in Iceland are in many ways unusual and often quite unlike what foreign drivers are accustomed to.  It is therefore very important to find out how to drive in this country.  We know that the landscapes are beautiful, which naturally draws the driver’s attention away from the road.  But in order to reach your destination safely, you must keep your full attention on driving.

 

  • The speed limit in populated areas is usually 50 km/hr.
  • The speed limit is often 60 km/hr on thruways, but in residential areas it is usually only 30 km/hr.
  • The main rule in rural areas is that gravel roads have a speed limit of 80 km/hr, and paved roads 90 km/hr.
  • Signs indicate if other speed limits apply.
  • Get the Icelandic Traffic Sign app for safer travel in Iceland. (Android only).