Want to be as safe as possible in Iceland? We’re here to tell you all about SafeTravel.is and the services they offer to ensure your safety.

Driving in a country that is not your home land can be a stressful experience. There are new roads to navigate, you’re not using the vehicle you are most accustomed to, and the landscapes around you are (stunning but) unfamiliar. Your worries could be made worse with adverse weather conditions and unexpected events while driving. Iceland is a magical and unique place, but it’s unusual driving and weather conditions can be a surprise to new visitors.

Failing to plan your journey could be allowing the worst to happen, so Safe Travel is here to help. Offering updates on weather conditions and providing services to keep your loved ones aware of your whereabouts, it’s vital that you make use of all that SafeTravel.is has to offer when exploring Iceland by hire car. We’re here to take you through the important information you can access through their website.

Driving in Iceland

When it comes to Iceland driving, Safe Travel Iceland has everything you’ll need to become quickly used to the roads here. From advice on Icelandic road signs to general driving tips, their website has simple guides and videos to help. It’s a good idea to have a thorough read of their guides or watch their videos about driving in Iceland to prepare for your Iceland road trip.

If you are unsure of how to deal with adverse road conditions, SADcars blogs for Driving in Iceland can help. We provide helpful advice to visitors driving in our country, including guides on how to drive in snow and driving on gravel roads.

Driving Conditions

Fascinating scenery and dramatic weather can make navigating Iceland’s roads a difficult task. Sudden weather changes can transform the landscapes before you or make certain roads treacherous to attempt. Safe Travel provides all the information you need to plan your immediate journey, with live weather and road conditions updates, all included on a useful online map. Here you can see all the dangers you may encounter, including roads to avoid or where to take extra care. Roads are graded from easily passable to impassable, so you can cater your journey to the easiest routes to drive. 

Iceland road with dark clouds and sunshine overhead

In addition, weather can change in the blink of an eye. The forecast that you checked a few hours ago may no longer be accurate for your car journey back to your accommodation from a day of exploring. Luckily for you, Safe Travel also supplies weather warning alerts to your phone. When you register with their quick and easy notification form, you will receive notifications via text message to alert you to any sudden weather changes. 

Travel Plan

While you travel around the country, it can be comforting to know that someone is aware of your whereabouts in Iceland. Safe Travel Iceland makes it extremely easy to ensure you are being looked after. The Safe Travel website allows you to create or submit a travel plan for your itinerary in Iceland. Your travel plan should include at least one location in Iceland that you plan to visit each day on your trip. You can then leave this plan with a loved one who can then react if they have not heard from you. 

On the other hand, you can select a monitored Travel Plan with Safe Travel Iceland. In this case, you will need to supply times for your trips to Iceland locations and check in to your accommodation following day trips. If you fail to check in via the app or by text message, measures will then be made by Safe Travel Iceland to contact you or, in the case of no response, ensure emergency services are alerted. It’s possible to upload a new updated plan if your travel itinerary changes at any time to avoid confusion.

SADcars are also here to help however we can. With our rental cars, we offer 24 hour roadside assistance, meaning we are on hand to help should anything go wrong on your Iceland road trip. Browse our cars today to get started planning your trip of a lifetime!