The Icelandic Mountain roads are called F-Roads. The F-Roads are specially marked gravel roads, with an F in front of the road number.
Here are our top trips for a safe trip on F-Roads:
- A 4x4 is always required on any F-Road in Iceland.
- The F-Roads are usually only open from late June until early September.
- Check out road.is to find out what F-Roads are open or not.
- F-Roads are often closed mid summer for travelers safety due to water level rising or bad state of the roads.
- Driving on a closed F-Roads is strictly forbidden and simply dangerous for drivers.
- Speed is always key for a safe trip. The F-Roads are rocky and challenging gravel roads that require your full attention and caution.
- River crossing may be required when driving on F-Roads. Click here for information on River Crossing.
- Always keep a safe distance from the car in front of you and reduce your speed when passing oncoming cars.
Your car remains fully insured when driving on F-Roads as they are in fact roads. However Off-Roading is not allowed by law and is considered negligence and the insurances will not cover damages caused when driving off-road.
Damages caused to the underside of the vehicle are not covered by any insurances so once again, the key is driving slowly and exercising extreme caution when traveling on F-Roads.
With all that being said, the F-Roads will lead you to the most amazing places so take your time and take it all in!