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Getting here

 

For additional information please refer to the web site of the National Tourist Board of Iceland

A summary of domestic transportation (by air, bus, ferries & car rentals) can be found on VisitIceland

 

Travelling by air

 

Approximate flight times from major european cites such as Copenhagen, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam are 3 hrs, however East Coast North Amaerica is 5-6 hours away.

Iceland Air maintains regular scheduled flights to Iceland from the following cities:

All year: London, Glasgow, Manchester, Copenhagen, Oslo, Paris, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Boston, Minneapolis, New York and Orlando.

In peak summer season the following cities are served also, Barcelona, Berlin, Halifax, Helsinki, Gotenborg, Bergen, Madrid, Milan, Munich and Toronto.

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) maintains regular flights to Iceland from the Nordic countries.

 

Travelling by sea

 

SMYRIL LINE maintains a passenger and car ferry service throughout the year to Iceland from Hanstholm in Denmark, Turshavn in the Faroe Islands, Scrabster in Scotland and Bergen in Norway. Please contact the head office or see www.smyril-line.com for further information.

 

Driving in Iceland

 

The total length of the Ring Road around Iceland (national highway) is 1,339 km. The general speed limit is 50 km/h in urban areas, 80 km/h on gravel roads in rural areas, and 90 km/h on asphalt roads.

Most mountain roads and roads in the interior of Iceland have a surface of loose gravel. The same applies to some sections of the national highway, which also has long stretches of asphalt.

The surface on the gravel roads is often loose, especially along the sides of the roads, so one should drive carefully and slow down whenever approaching an oncoming car. The mountain roads are also often very narrow, and are not made for speeding. The same goes for many bridges, which are only wide enough for one car at a time. In addition to not having an asphalt surface, the mountain roads are often very winding. Journeys therefore often take longer than might be expected.

For information on road conditions Tel: +354-1777, daily 8:00-16:00.

 
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