Icelandic weather can be very harsh at times and change extremely quickly. Icelanders are wont to say: ,,In Iceland you can experience all the four seasons in one day”. Keep a close eye on the weather forecast, and be sure that you have the right vehicle and proper equipment for your journey.
When driving in winter, you can expect to face snow, icy roads and darkness. If you are travelling outside of populated areas, always make sure that you check weather conditions and report your planned route to someone.
It can happen that the weather takes a turn for the worse, resulting in road closures, if the authorities deem certain roads to be unfit for any kind of travel. It is wise to respect these decisions and wait until the road opens again. Information about travel conditions and road closures can be found on the Safe Travel Iceland website.
Information on weather and weather forecasts can be found at the Icelandic Meteorological Office’s website.