Iceland travel tips. Essential information for tourists
Welcome to the land of ice and fire
Iceland is home of volcanoes, glaciers, geysers, elves and around 329000 people. When coming here to enjoy the stunning nature you will find yourself in need for essential information as a tourist travelling here. I would like to share with you the informational platforms that I use frequently while living here, as well as give you some helpful tips for enhancing your experience of this beautiful country.
You can use a slider to move back and forth in time for the forecast for whole Iceland. In general you should be prepared for any type of weather no matter what time you visit Iceland. Winters here can be particularly difficult at times. If you are renting a car during winter I would make sure the car is ready for snow. You can see in the video below how winters can be in Reykjavík.
IRCA (Icelandic Road and Coastal administration) is responsible for maintaining service for about 13000 km. of main and country side roads in Iceland. They offer a map on their website that shows the condition of the roads. You can find the information here. Please note that you will have to be careful since you will be sharing the roads with animals. See the photo below to see what I mean.
Civil Protection in Iceland
To keep up to date with latest news about natural disasters and public warnings, Civil Protection Iceland maintains website for us to read here.
In case of emergency
Call 112. You can find more information about emergency numbers on ja.is here.
On Safetravel.is you can find extensive amount of information which can help you plan your travel to and around Iceland in more safe and secure way.