What are the most important websites for a trip to Iceland???

  • What are the most important websites for a trip to Iceland???

    Posted by Jens on May 15, 2022 at 15:52

    Iceland is a particularly exciting destination, where most certainly do not just fly there, but are well informed beforehand about the country, climate and conditions on the ground. Fortunately, there are some good websites that offer valuable information for the trip. We have mostly used the following sites for our travel planning.

    http://safetravel.is

    This website provides general safety-related information, such as road closures or warnings.

    http://road.is

    A very good information site about the status of almost all roads. Road closures and other events are listed here in detail. An absolute must for everyone who wants to explore Iceland by car besides the well developed ring road.

    http://en.vedur.is

    Website with current weather forecasts and warnings. Partially subdivided specifically for individual regions.

    http://visiticeland.com

    Website with general information about Iceland, which is great for planning and preparing your trip.

    http://ja.is/map

    Highly recommended website with a very detailed and accurate map of Iceland. Mostly even better than e.g. Google Maps.

    112

    It’s not a website, but certainly good to know: The emergency number for police, fire and ambulance services is 112. There is even an app (112 Iceland) with which you can make an emergency call including your own position.

    Other

    For photographers and other interested people I would like to mention the blog photographingiceland.is, which has some good information and tips for photographers.

    Which websites do you use? Please write in the comments which websites you know and use for a visit to Iceland. Thanks in advance!

    Jens replied 5 months, 3 weeks ago 2 Members · 4 Replies
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  • LifeOnMoto

    Member
    June 12, 2022 at 04:09

    We can add a Google map with most of the campsites in Iceland (including their websites and phones):

    https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=14EbabRE4UawD7QpK0m2FVXIjwlDWrXuT

    We have spent almost 3 years in Iceland traveling around this beautiful country, so if you have any questions we will be happy to tell you where to go or where to take a bath in hot springs 🙂

    • Jens

      Organizer
      June 12, 2022 at 22:57

      Wow! Thanks; that’s very useful! Maybe we will add the ability to organize places (like campsites, attractions, etc) here at overlander.net. If the members request such features 🙂 Then this data could be a great initial starting point …

      • LifeOnMoto

        Member
        June 13, 2022 at 03:47

        That’s great idea 🙂

        Lots of people are always asking us about places to visit in this beautiful country. And as far as we know, this is what people are looking for when they read blogs or websites before going to the island. We have a map, unfortunately it is made in Polish, but we can always translate it into English 🙂

  • Jens

    Organizer
    June 16, 2022 at 19:46

    OK, there are several options available. I will test them and set up a demo system to play around!