Driving in Iceland is differed from driving in other countries

  • Driving in Iceland is differed from driving in other countries
Jul 24 2015

Driving in Iceland is differed from driving in most other countries, at least in Europe and North America. There are still parts of the main Ring Road that most visitors drive, that do not have asphalt but are still gravel roads. This is also true for the smaller Ring Road like the Westfjords road trip.

There are many roads outside the main Ring Road in Iceland that are not expected to see asphalt anytime soon, as the road on the photo on the northern side of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Also, many smaller country roads and roads leading to the magical Icelandic Highland.  So everyone driving in Iceland should be aware of this fact and prepare. And shouldn't this just make things more exciting? It's different and adding the fabulous landscape; it is exotic.

There are information pages that visitors can find through Google regarding gravel road driving in Iceland, and this is crucial for visitors. But it is good to keep in mind that driving slower on the gravel roads is always better because they can be dangerous for people not used to them. And one thing is more important that anything else, to slow down substantially before entering a gravel road coming from the asphalt part.

Tours and things to do in the West Region in Iceland

Find an interesting tour in the West Region. A Snæfellsnes Peninsula tour or a tour to some of the natural wonders and historically important places in Borgarfjörður.

Snæfellsnes Peninsula day tour from Reykjavík

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is one of the Regions in Iceland that offers an impressive scenic drive, many exciting attractions and natural wonders.  At the end is the Snæfellsjökull glacier towering over the landscape and dominating the view with its mystical power. A power sensed by many locals and visitors alike and inspired literary giants like Jules Verne and our Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxnes. 
3 persons minimum 

Viking Sushi

Have you ever tasted fresh scallops straight from the sea? If not then the "VikingSushi Adventure" is the right boat tour for you - seafood simply doesn´t come fresher than this! Operating from Stykkishólmur town on the northern side of Snæfellsnes Peninsula.  In all the growing flora of tours and entertainment for visitors in Iceland, this spectacular tour has been around for more than thirty years and is among the most interesting things you can do in Iceland. It is a very original tour based on an idea only someone local can come up with.  A Bird & Nature Watching Tour for everyone all year around. It is a combination of sailing, viewing small islands and spectacular landscape, birdwatching and tasting seafood as fresh as it gets.