Driving conditions.

Be aware that the weather in Iceland is ever changing and can be dangerous to those unfamiliar to weather conditions, even in the summer.

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Road conditions and weather.

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Entire Iceland
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Southeast
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Southwest
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Easily passable
Spots of Ice
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Difficult driving
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Impassable/Closed
No winter service
Unknown condition
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Blowing snow
Blizzard
Wet Storm conditions
Fog
Blowing Sand
Unknown
Winter service
Mountain vehicles
Closed
Driving prohibited
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Conditions by month.

Click the month you will be travelling in Iceland to see how conditions may affect your driving experience and plans.
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In winter, the days are short, and the night is dark, plan your travelling time in accordance.
In snowy conditions, keep your distance from other cars, you want plenty of space to react if something goes wrong.
Roads in Iceland are often very icy in wintertime, even if you don´t see it.
If the road is icy, slow down your approaches, do not make turns unless the car is no longer accelerating and turn slowly.
Drive according to conditions, driving in darkness in unfamiliar snowy locations is no place for maximum allowed speed.
Look out for winds that exceed 15 m/s as mountainous areas could produce very strong wind gusts

Where can I find the most up to date information?

The weather in Iceland can be unpredictable. Check the forecast at least once a day and stay up to date for storm warnings. A harsh storm can be dangerous for those trapped on the road.
If you find yourself in a dangerous situation, call 112 for assistance.
Check out Road.is or call 1777 for information about road conditions before travelling.
Visit Safetravel.is to log your travel plan with the authorities.
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112
Emergency call number
1777
The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration

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