Our rental car packages give you freedom and flexibility, meaning your vacation can be tailor made to suit your wishes and needs when it comes to accommodation and excursions. Travelling by car in Iceland lets you experience the beautiful scenery and the historical attractions, as well as the friendly people and exciting activities available, all in your own time.
Departures 2023: All year; daily or weekly
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About driving in Iceland
Driving in Iceland is not difficult but does involve a certain level of challenge. The speed limits are lower and some roads in the mountain areas (highlands) are closed in the winter as they are impossible to use. It is therefore important that you are careful to choose a car that is suited to the roads you plan to drive on.
Driving on the ring road
The main road that goes around Iceland is known as the Ring Road (or Route 1) and is 869 miles long. The road connects the biggest towns and passes through some of the most interesting parts of the country. Most of the Ring Road is paved and it is two-way in most parts. The speed limit is 50 km (31 miles) per hour in urban areas and 90 km (55 miles) per hour on paved roads in rural areas. It takes about a week to drive around the entire Ring Road at a leisurely pace with many stops along the way.
Driving on gravel roads
From the Ring Road is minor roads lead to a great many interesting sights and small villages. The majority of these are gravel roads that require a little extra attention, but which are generally easy to use in a normal two-wheel drive. The speed limit is 80 km (49 miles) per hour.
Driving in the highlands and on F-roads
In order to drive on so-called F-roads, you will need a four-wheel drive with ground clearance. These gravel roads are often narrow and not made for fast driving. F-roads are designated with an F in front of the route number on signs and on maps. Most F-roads are closed until the end of June or later because of wet and muddy conditions which make them impassable.
Kia Ceed Station Wagon
Dacia Duster 4WD
Suzuki Grand Vitara 4WD
Here are some of the optional extras you can select for this particular trip. We’ve hand-picked these activities for you to choose from so that you can make sure your trip is perfectly suited to you and your company. You’ll find everything from high-octane adventures through to more tranquil excursions. Take a closer look at the options you are most interested in and then add your selections when booking.