Winter driving in Iceland: Northern Lights on a self drive tour in your rental car - Budget
Iceland driving conditions: Winter driving in Iceland
Driving in Iceland during winter really isn’t as tough as it seems, in fact it’s incredibly straightforward. However, Budget cares about your safety and has a couple of suggestions:
Although the temperature rises during the day, it can be very icy most winter mornings and early afternoons. Please be careful driving during these times as there may be ice hidden on the road that can catch you off-guard.
Be sure to decrease your speed and leave yourself plenty of stopping distance between you and the car in front; you should allow at least three times more space than usual if the road is wet or icy.
Use low gears in snow or ice to keep traction, especially on hills. If you get stuck in snow, do not spin your wheels as doing so will only dig you in deeper. Turn your wheels from side to side a few times to push snow out of the way. Use a light touch on the gas to ease your car out.
Now keep calm and drive on!