Rules of the road, you should know, having a car in Iceland
In Iceland, there are many features of the traffic that you need to remember:
- Inner light headlights should always be included;
- for mobile phones and other communication devices can communicate only with a headset;
- without exception, passengers should be fastened by seat belts;
- the car must be: the warning installation and replacement winter tires (in the period from November 1 to April 15);
- Children under 6 years of age should travel only with systems that meet their weight and height; the driver will be liable for all passengers under the age of 15 years and shall monitor the proper use of seat belts and safety;
- Riding outside designated roads is prohibited.
The roads in Iceland are divided into 4 types: primary, secondary, high and local. Limitations depend on the location and type of pavement:
- in the village - 50 km / h;
- outside of the village (gravel) - 80 km / h
- All of the village (asphalt) - 90 km / h for cars and motorcycles, and 80 km / hour for vehicles with trailers.
Depending on road speed and the time of year can be limited anyway, so pay attention to the signs. In addition, on mountain roads, you can see the warning about a dangerous turn or tilt. Speed limit sign is not there, but it is abated to prevent accidents.
Fuel costs for leased cars in Iceland
Gas stations in Iceland, no. Sold only unleaded petrol 95 and diesel fuel. Prices are high, and gasoline consumption is quite high due to the road surface. A liter of 95 octane will cost 1.51 euros (225 kroons) and a liter of diesel - 1.41 euros (210 kroons).
To pay at the gas station can be in cash or by credit card. At most gas stations have only self-service system, and the calculation is made by machines.
The higher you gathered in a rented car in the mountains of Iceland, the less you will fall refills. Moreover, fuel consumption will increase. Take this into consideration in planning the route, as in Iceland to transport fuel in cans is prohibited.
All roads in Iceland is fundamentally free. The only exception - the tunnel Hualfjörður, which connects Reykjavik and Akranes. Its length is only 5 770m, and almost 2/3 of laid under the seabed. The fare depends on the type of transport and length. Meeting bike will cost 200 crowns a car up to 6 m - 1 000 kroons, from 6 to 8 m - 1 300 CZK. At present, 1 euro is 150 kroons.