Getting around in Iceland is easy, but travellers should always take precaution. The car is the most common mode of transport and car rental agencies can be found in most major towns.

Beware that Iceland's beautiful and rugged landscape also contains some difficulties for the driver. Drive carefully and monitor the weather forecast, especially during winter.

Domestic airlines provide daily flights between Reykjavík and most major destinations. Iceland has no railways but bus companies cover the country with their network. There is also a number of ferry services connecting ports.

Increasing number of visitors use cycling as a means of transport, but observe that Icelandic nature and weather can be challenging.

Driving in Iceland

Travelling in Iceland is one of the greatest experiences you can have. Self-drive tours around the country are a popular mode of travel. But this beautiful and rugged landscape also contains some difficulties and dangers for the driver. Difficulties that you may not have come across in other countries. Make sure you are fully prepared and know the rules of the road. Here are some helpful tips for driving in Iceland.

Domestic Transport

Domestic airlines operate flights to regional airports throughout Iceland and bus companies will take you far and wide across the country. Find information on where to go, and how to get there.

Bicycle in Iceland

Travelling around Iceland on two wheels is both challenging and rewarding. There is no better way to experience the beauty of Iceland than from the saddle of your bicycle. Just bring the right equipment.

Safe Travel

Iceland is one of the safest countries in the world. Crime rate is extremely low and medical care is excellent. However, it is necessary to take precaution when travelling in Iceland due to natural hazards caused by weather and nature, where conditions can change quickly.



VAKINN is the official quality and environmental system within Icelandic tourism. Only companies that maintain the highest standards in all aspects of business practices and meet a comprehensive assessment criteria have earned the right to carry VAKINN – Iceland tourism's official quality and environment label. 

The quality system is divided into two categories, star grading system for accommodation and
other tourism services.

VAKINN is run by the Icelandic Tourist Board which has led the project in close cooperation with The Icelandic Travel Industry Association, Innovation Center Iceland and the Icelandic Tourism Association.

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