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Understanding the Meaning of Icelandic Road Signs

March 19, 2019

We at Lava Car Rental have gotten some questions regarding a traffic sign that is around the country. It really is one of the first signs you see when driving away from the air terminal. 

The sign is big, has a bunch of numbers on it and some pictures also which frankly speaking, it can be confusing for some. This article will explain how to read this sign.

First, seat belts and lights are mandatory at all times when driving in Iceland. No exceptions! They are for your safety and other drivers as well. Regarding the lights, most cars (not all) in Iceland are equipped to keep the lights on the car at all times. You don't have to worry about turning your lights on. Before you head on out to your trip, start the car and check, or ask our award-winning Lava staff. They will know. 

This sign is a handy table of speed limits, which vary depending on what kind of vehicle you are driving where you are driving, and what kind of road you are driving on. See below for more details: