Travelling on your own in Iceland can be fun and exciting
Travelling on your own in Iceland is fairly easy … at least during summer. Some choose to travel on their own and that´s just fine as long as you take precautions. Weather conditions change quickly in Iceland (all year round) and some of our roads (especially in the highlands) are not easy to travel.
If you are travelling on your own in Iceland we recommend that before you start your journey sign up for the 112 Iceland Emergency App – it´s free and it´s easy to use both for emergency and just to check in and track your travel. This has proven to be very useful. Please read more here : http://www.safetravel.is/112-iceland-app/
When travelling on your own in Iceland you can also leave a travel plan on line for the ICE-SAR rescue team so your travels can be tracked if needed. See SafeTravel for leaving a plan : http://www.safetravel.is/travel-plan/
Remember everywhere you go whether it´s a hut or another popular tourist place it´s an Icelandic tradition to have a guestbook or log book available to sign in. It´s both fun to track you trip in it and leave your mark as a guest for the future visitors to see. It´s also useful for the site keepers to know who went by, when and why and where they are from.
You´ll soon learn that almost everyone in Iceland speaks English so don´t hesitate to ask for directions. Icelanders may seem quite serious but we are nice people and very helpful and hospitable, we´re just a bit shy.
Please remember when Travelling on your own in Iceland that road conditions can change fast especially if it´s raining or snowing. The speed limit is 90 km/hr but the roads might be more narrow than where you come from. And keep in mind that between May-September sheep could be loose alongside the road. The young lambs do not know the traffic rules and if spooked they´ll run to their mama (who might unfortunately be on the other side f the road). During winter travels be sure to follow the news and the weather forecast.