Everything you need to know about driving in Iceland. How do you drive in Iceland in the winter? How long does the day last? How can you stay safe on the roads? In the summer, our roads are ok, but they’re narrower than many people are used to, and there are some things best to avoid. So, we try our very best to tell you about the best ways to drive in Iceland.

Gullfoss waterfall in winter
27 October 2017
Driving in Iceland
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For how long is it bright outside in Iceland during winter?

We often get asked for how long it’s bright outside in Iceland in the winter time. In the darkest time, which is November to January, we only get a few hours of daylight. So, if you’re traveling here during that time, use your daylight hours wisely!

river in Icelandic winter
26 October 2017
Driving in Iceland
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Are all attractions in Iceland open during winter?

If you’re referring to natural wonders, then no. Some parts of Iceland aren’t accessible during winter. While some tours may not be operating during winter, there are others that only operate during winter, like ice cave tours and other winter-related activities.

Icelandic horse outside during winter
13 October 2017
Driving in Iceland
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Tips for driving in Iceland in November

September and October are usually OK for driving outside of Reykjavík, although you can expect icy roads, particularly in the morning and evenings. But in November you should expect to see more snow and sleet on the roads on top of the ice.

scenic road at Kleifarvatn, Iceland
26 July 2017
Driving in Iceland

Don’t worry about road construction elves in Iceland

We get a LOT of travel related questions about Iceland, and we love answering them. Some of the questions are a bit strange, but we don’t judge! Iceland is a mysterious country and people have heard all sorts of rumors.