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Cheap car hire insurance Iceland

To see Iceland properly you really need to see the landscape close-up; appreciate the natural beauty of the fjords, mountains and valleys. The best way to do this, particularly if you enjoy driving, is to hire a car and uncover it for yourself. The weather here is unpredictable and roads can be quite poor so taking out car hire excess insurance in Iceland is a good idea.

The roads in Iceland are a mix of gravel, dirt and paved areas. A main road, Route 1 follows the coastline and is partially covered with gravel. Many roads lead inland off of this and are best travelled by four wheel drive vehicles as they can be steep and the majority of them will have a rough surface. When you meet oncoming traffic on the narrow lanes, remember that you drive on the right here.

Driving under the influence of alcohol and using a mobile phone are against the law. Safety belts must be worn by the driver and all passengers with children under six years old secured in car seats designed for their weight and size and weight. You must use your headlights any time you drive, day or night.

It is recommended that you carry a fire extinguisher and a red warning triangle. Speed limits vary depending on the road surface but remain at 50kms per hour in urban areas. In the capital, many of the road junctions are monitored by cameras and you will be prosecuted for traffic violations.

A full and valid UK driving license can be used in Iceland and must be carried while you are driving here. It is also a good idea to keep your insurance details with you and make sure you have some form of identification that includes a photograph.

If you plan to tour though the mountains and fjords, taking out car hire excess insurance in Iceland makes sense as vehicles can easily get damaged when driving in poor conditions. Without car hire excess insurance in Iceland you could end up footing an expensive bill for damages.