Horses in Mosfellsdalur valley. Tourists frequently stop their cars to take pictures of them, creating a traffic hazard.

Þingvellir Road is Safety Hazard

News Tagged with “Driving in Iceland”

The mayor of Mosfellsbær, a town just east of Reykjavík, agrees with the residents that action must be taken to improve traffic safety in Mosfellsdalur valley, where the road to Þingvellir national park lies.

The two vehicles, after getting stuck off road.

Off-Road Drivers Apologize

20 Jul The French couple who drove two 4x4s off road near Kerlingarfjöll mountains in the Icelandic highlands on Sunday, were fined a total of ISK 400,000 (USD 3,750, EUR 3,200).

The vehicles were driven off the road to avoid snow banks.

Off-Road Driving Leaves Wounds in Landscape

16 Jul The South Iceland Police Department received notice yesterday of two 4x4s, which had gotten stuck off road in the Icelandic highlands, near Loðmundur mountain, north of Kerlingarfjöll mountains.

Reykjanesbraut leads from Reykjavik to Keflavik International Airport.

Tourist fined for driving at 175 km per hour

6 Mar A tourist was fined yesterday for 112.500 ISK for speeding on Reykjanesbraut where the maximum speed is 90 km per hour.

Many tourists call when they are too afraid to keep driving.

Tourists call emergency number in snowstorms

16 Feb The emergency number in Iceland is 112 and calls from tourists to that number are increasing. Some people call when their vehicles are stuck in snow and others call when they are driving in a storm and are too afraid to continue.

Rescue teams working at Vesturlandsvegur this weekend.

Tourists can't be blamed for not checking weather forecasts if locals don't

13 Feb Over three hundred SAR team members were hard at work getting cars unstuck during the storms that hit Iceland this weekend. A great number of them were driven by tourists. Half of the problem, is however, Icelanders themselves.

Exchange rates

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Exchange rates

USD USD 108.06 EUR EUR 123.00
GBP GBP 137.28 DKK DKK 16.49
NOK NOK 12.71 SEK SEK 11.74
CHF CHF 108.41 JPY JPY 0.98
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.