Iceland is one of the safest countries in the world. The crime rate is extremely low and medical care is accessible and excellent. It is, however, necessary to take precaution when travelling around Iceland due to natural risks caused by weather and nature, where conditions can change without notice.
• Get the 112 app and use it while travelling.
• Always leave your travel plan with someone who can react if needed.
• Always check the weather forecast regularly as the weather can change in a split second.
• Always make sure you have enough experience for your travel or tour.
• Always inform yourself of equipment and transportation needed for the kind of travel you are planning.
• During winter time most of the highland and many roads are closed.
• Icelanders are proud of the country’s untouched nature and we want to keep it that way. That’s why it’s prohibited to leave rubbish and litter in nature.
• Iceland has more sheep than humans, and during summer the farmers let them loose to roam the lands. It’s important to keep an eye out for sheep as they might be lurking on the side of the road or cross the road. Use the car horn to scare them off the road and be careful not to hit the brakes too hard as this could be dangerous if other cars are behind you.
• You can pay with credit or debit cards everywhere, so you don’t need to worry about carrying cash with you.