Are you planning a trip to Iceland for the first time? It can be overwhelming planning a trip to Iceland. It’s possibly the most rugged, wild and remote places on this planet (aside from Antarctica, maybe) which can make planning a trip there feel daunting.

But don’t worry, you don’t need to stress out about it. Iceland promises to be the adventure of a lifetime, as long as you go in armed with our helpful tips for traveling to Iceland.

So before you visit Iceland, be sure to check out these tips to help you plan a memorable trip.

Book Your Car Rental In Advance

Sure, you can take day tours from Reykjavik or book a multi-day tour, but having your own car offers you more flexibility and the freedom to explore at your own pace.

Be reasonable with your Iceland itinerary

Do not plan your Iceland road trip with the driving times indicated by Google maps. Not that they are wrong. It is just that they do not take into account that you will want to stop everywhere along the way.

Choose the right month to visit Iceland

Iceland has something to offer every month of the year, so it really depends on what you want to see and how you want to travel. If your timing isn’t already dictated for you, then consider planning your visit for the summer when there is more daylight hours for exploring.

Consider These Tips for Driving in Iceland

– All the F roads are accessible      only to 4WD. Most of them are in      the Central Highlands and open      only between June and      September (roughly as it      depends on conditions). Those F      roads sometimes have      significant river crossings.

– There is already a lot to see not      far from the Ring Road and the      access gravel roads are      manageable with 2WD cars. – I rented a 4WD vehicle and I      must admit it was much more      comfortable for longer gravel      roads. – In winter the roads can be      covered in ice and snow.

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