Driving in Iceland


#1

I plan to go for a ring road trip in the summer time around July or August. Is it possible to go all around the ring road with any type of cars?


#2

Yeah, you’ll be fine in July or August :slight_smile: The west fjords might be a tad difficult, but parts of the roads there are just gravel, and it’s always better to have a 4x4 if you’re leaving Route 1, regardless of the season. There’s also a gravel part in the east fjords. Also, if you want to do any ‘off the beaten track’ things, you totally need a 4x4.
I’d actually recommend a larger car if you’re not used to driving on narrow or non-asphalt roads


#3

You can drive the ring road with any kind of car - but make sure you take some detours as well (such as to Seyðisfjörður, Siglufjörður, Húsavík, Dettifoss - and if you have time you should go to Snæfellsnes as well, and if you have even more time then you should drive to the Westfjords) :slight_smile: Enjoy!


#4

Like the answers above say, any car should be fine for the ringroad. If you are planning off-road travel, you will want a 4X4. I also recomment one if you are going over mountainous regions, such as the Westfjords, if you are unfamiliar with driving in icy, foggy, or unpredictable conditions, as I have been on roads here in summer and the weather caught us by surprise and we got stuck.