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Getting Around

Essential Websites

Five websites every traveller should know about:

Public Transport in Iceland (www.publictransport.is) Good overview of routes.

Safetravel (www.safetravel.is) Learn about minimising risks; log hikes.

Icelandic Met Office (Veðurstofa Íslands; www.vedur.is) Never underestimate the weather in Iceland. Get a reliable forecast from this website (or call 902 0600, and press 1 after the introduction).

Vegagerðin (www.road.is) Iceland’s road administration site details road openings and closings around the country. Vital if you plan to explore Iceland’s little-visited corners and remote interior.

Carpooling in Iceland (www.samferda.is) Handy website that helps drivers and passengers link up. Passengers often foot some of the petrol bill. It's a savvy alternative to hitching (for passengers), or a way to help pay for car hire and fuel (for drivers).