Highland driving

Kjölur road from the north to Hveravellir is now open as well as Kjölur from the south to Kerlingarfjöll. Roads to Landmannalaugar, Dreki, Hólaskjól & Kverkfjöll are also open. Note that the road from Landmannalaugar to Hólaskjól is still closed! Other highland roads are closed and are in general covered with snow. Contact your nearest info center or safetravel@safetravel.is for further info.

Highland hiking trails

Conditions in the highland are unusual. Much more snow than usual, wet and heavy to hike in. Good equipment and expirence needed. Contact your nearest info center or safetravel@safetravel.is for further info.

Westfjords

Low avalanche danger (level 1 of 5) is now in mountain areas in the northern part of the Westfjords.

Tröllaskagi & Eastfjords

Low avalanche danger (level 1 of 5) is now in mountain areas in Tröllaskagi peninsula & Eastfjords.

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Diving

Have you ever dived between continents where you could touch one with your left hand and the other with your right?  I didn’t think so, but you can basically do that in Iceland.  The Silfra Ravine at Thingvellir National Park lies in a rift between the so-called American and European continents.  So by coming here you can touch two continents at once…or at least sort of.

An Icelandic proverb says “There is little to be heard of one who is alone” and that means that a person should under no circumstances go diving alone.  In fact, no fewer than three individuals should go on a diving trip, i.e. two divers and one watchperson who waits on land.

Whether you dive in the ocean or in a lake, the temperature is relatively low, usually between 2-8°C.  As a result, you’ll always need a full body drysuit for diving.  Another thing to mention about diving in Iceland is that currents by beaches are powerful and changes of weather are abrupt.