Do not underestimate the dangers you could encounter in Iceland. Strangers do not easily understand the behavior of our nature and our weather.
A website, Safetravel.is is available to help our foreign guests understand what to expect when you go driving, hiking, biking, swimming, horseback riding, climbing, sailing etc. in Iceland. You can also read all about our telecommunications, our emergency number 112, other useful phone numbers and about emergency situations and rescue.
The fact is that every year, lives are lost because our foreign travelers didn't inform themselves OR believe the advices they were given. Only a few weeks ago, two German mountain climbers did not return from their hike on Svínafellsjökull glacier and despite extensive rescue operations have not been found yet. And maybe they never will.
Come prepared and you will have a wonderful experience. Don't let your travel turn into the worst nightmare of your life.