Driving through southiceland in march

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Driving through southiceland in march

AnnieAwesome
Hey everyone,
Just a quick question!
I'm planning to go on a roadtrip from Reykjavik to Jökullsarlon with a friend this month.
We're planning to rent a car and drive within 10 days from Reykjavik to Jökullsarlon and back.
I have ZERO experience driving on snow or icy roads.

Do you think it is safe for me to drive there? Do you know if this part of the ringroad has any extreme or really difficult parts like mountains or anything like that? Or is the southern part okay to drive for someone ithout lots of experience?


Thanks in advance!


Anni
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Re: Driving through southiceland in march

Iceland24
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Dear AnnieAwesome,


Do you think it is safe for me to drive there? Do you know if this part of the ringroad has any extreme or really difficult parts like mountains or anything like that? Or is the southern part okay to drive for someone ithout lots of experience?

Yes it is safe if you drive carefully and if you check weather and road conditions during your trip.

Best regards,
Berglind
Iceland24
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Re: Driving through southiceland in march

nomadsintraining
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Hi Anni,

We traveled that stretch of the road in September and in terms of road conditions you don't have anything to worry about. As long as you stay on the main Ring Road you'll be fine. As for weather in March, we just came back from our West Iceland trip 2 weeks ago. We had no trouble driving in the snow, the roads were fine. Snow storms come and go, so if visibility becomes poor just pull over and wait it out. It usually clears up after a few minutes. But do check weather warnings before setting off and plan accordingly. We started a blog and talk about our experience traveling in Iceland in winter conditions. You are welcome to check it out! nomadsintraining.com

Safe travels,
Kate
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Iceland24
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Hello nomadsintraining,

Thank you for your travel experience.

Best regards,
Berglind
Iceland24