Posts by Liam Davies

The airport in Iceland can confuse a lot of travelers. I say this because a lot of travelers confuse the Reykjavik airport for the Keflavik airport.  This is understandable of course, as the airlines usually print "Reykjavík (KEF)" on their tickets, despite the airport actually being Keflavík International...

Read More

Your guide to fuel prices in Iceland and where to fill up your car for the least amount of money.  Quick Navigation Reykjavik South West Peninsula (Reykjanes) South Iceland East Iceland North Iceland Westfjords West Iceland Gas prices in Iceland are pretty extortionate, to say the least. Most people...

Read More
07. Feb 2019 | by Liam Davies | 25 min read

Hiking in Iceland

There are many countries and areas which you could label a 'Hiker's Paradise', and one of those is most definitely Iceland. You could, in fact, consider the whole of the country one big hiking trail, with so much to explore and many different types of trails leading you there. For those...

Read More

The Ring Road is a very popular route with tourists due to its relative simplicity and the fact it covers a large number of major attractions here in Iceland. The route is a great starting point for many travellers as it loops along the coast, around the entire island. As you travel, you can take regular detours...

Read More

The positives and negatives of visiting and renting a car in Iceland during the winter season.  During the winter period, safety can sometimes be under threat due to weather and road conditions. There are a number of precautions you can take to help ensure the safety of you and your party, this includes...

Read More

You may have read about or heard people talking about their 'Off-road driving' experience in Iceland. Well, they may either be exaggerating, confused, or due a very big fine from the Icelandic government. This is because off-road driving is highly illegal here in Iceland and if you are caught...

Read More
Updated: 02. Jan 2019 | by Liam Davies | 5 min read

What are F-roads in Iceland?

Quick Navigation When are f-roads open The most popular F-roads Does my route contain F-roads? Are F-roads worth driving?   F-road Guides F35 - Kjölur 550 - Kaldidalur F206 - Lakagígar F26 - Sprengisandsleið Guide to the Highlands F-roads are roads that access the highlands of Iceland....

Read More
Updated: 20. Dec 2018 | by Liam Davies | 4 min read

Do I Need A 4x4 In Iceland?

A lot of travelers underestimate Iceland's conditions due to both bad advice and under-planning. One of the most frequently asked questions on forums is if a 4x4 is needed or if a regular 2WD will suffice. This is a difficult question to answer because it depends on many factors, including weather,...

Read More

When renting a car, choosing insurance can be one of the biggest headaches. Here in Iceland, there are 2 mandatory insurances: Collision Damage Waiver and Third Party Liability. Sometimes, the Third Party Liability will be included under the 'Collision Damage Waiver'. Third Party Liability...

Read More

After reading this blog post, you will be an expert on the Icelandic language... well, not really. But you will know some of the basic greetings and manners.  It is quite common for tourists to have a fascination with the Icelandic language due to its history and difficulty, but don't worry! Not...

Read More