Why carry an IDP while driving in Iceland?
Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world – it is understandable to most of the local officials and authorities of the countries you visit.
It translates your identification information into 12 languages — so it speaks the language even if you don’t. Iceland highly recommends an International Driving Permit.
Driving Rules in Iceland
Get in touch with your inner peace. See the Aurora Lights. Experience the serenity of nature. Visit Iceland. Discover Iceland through your own car to complete the wonderful journey. Take note of some of the driving rules in Iceland.
- Traffic moves on the right side of the road.
- The minimum driving age is 17 years old.
- Safety first so buckle up.
- No matter how beautiful the scenes are, keep your eyes on the road!
- Speed limit is 50 km/hour in urban areas, 80 km/hour on gravel roads in rural areas and 90 km/hour on paved roads.
- Do not drink and drive in Iceland!
- Off-road driving is illegal so keep on the roads only.
Safety Tips for driving in Iceland
Before you start driving in Reykjavík it’s worth pointing out that although the majority of drivers here are responsible, there exists a minority of impatient drivers who don’t use their indicators.
It’s also common to see some people talking on the phone whilst driving, and the occasional aggressive speeder or tailgater. Don’t let these few law-breakers put you off driving or let them influence you in any way! Respect the driving regulations and enjoy your trip.
Driving in Iceland in the Winter
Contrary to what you might think, it is safe to drive in winter in Iceland. Just remember to put winter tires on and you will be fine. Do not go away from roads as driving off-roads is illegal.
Enjoy your stay and have a safe travel.
How to get your IDP
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