• Instructions for travellers about safe travel in Iceland can be found here.

  • Tap water in Iceland is generally safe to drink and usually top quality. The hot water and cold water come from different sources so be sure to let the cold water run for 20-30 seconds before putting it in a glass or bottle.  You can ask for tap water at restaurants free of charge.  Be advised that in some (remote) campsites the water can be from a reservoir and therefore not of the same quality.

  • Most Icelanders speak English so don’t be afraid to ask people you bump into for advice.

  • The weather in Iceland can change in an instant and putting too much trust in the weather forecast can be dangerous.  Always pack warm clothes when traveling in Iceland and be prepared for rainy, windy and foggy weather. Outside the summer months you should also be prepared for sub zero temperatures.

  • A detailed map of Iceland can be found at: http://atlas.lmi.is/kortasja_en/.