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Gravel roads

The Icelandic road system still includes hundreds of kilometers of gravel roads. While the entire ring road (Road 1) is fully paved, you may often find yourself driving on a gravel road, even in common places.

While most gravel roads are maintained and easily passable, there are a few things always worth keeping in mind. Note that F-Roads are an entirely different type of gravel roads. Click here for information on F-Roads.

One of our most common incident is a flat tire and gravel roads are the main reason for that.

So what is the takeaway? Speed is an absolute key factor when driving on gravel roads.

An additional note. Off-Roading is strictly forbidden in Iceland by law. Make sure to always stay on the road, wheather it being a paved road, gravel road or F-Road.