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Old 15-05-2018, 11:21 PM   #1201
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Do note that while some roads around the city may seem to be "speed camera free", there are still some traffic police roaming the area. The fines can get quite hefty, i.e. $700-800 SGD if you're driving at 130km/hr on a road with a speed limit of 80km/hr to 90km/hr
Just happened I tio fine when I went Iceland in 2016, with a picture send to my email address. We were driving through a tunnel and didn't even noticed we were over the speed limit...
Cost $120SGD. Good thing is, there were many of us in that car so can divide.
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Old 16-05-2018, 05:42 PM   #1202
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I guess I need to be more alert and follow the traffic rules. Let say if I don't drive off road, can I just rent 2WD in Mid September? I'm planning for sight-seeing around the ring road. Not sure which car I should take in September around the ring road. Do you think Toyota Yaris is good? Just the two of us.
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Old 19-05-2018, 10:04 PM   #1203
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I saw a toyota yaris buang into a snow filled ditch along the road.. last year mid oct
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Old 20-05-2018, 08:16 PM   #1204
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I guess I need to be more alert and follow the traffic rules. Let say if I don't drive off road, can I just rent 2WD in Mid September? I'm planning for sight-seeing around the ring road. Not sure which car I should take in September around the ring road. Do you think Toyota Yaris is good? Just the two of us.
I was there early Nov. Drove Yaris and was travelling with my friend also. Personal experience is that the car is underpowered. But Iceland is so damn beautiful that rushing point to point would be a total waste of the trip. The car being slow like turtle also probably saved us from breaking the Iceland road sound barrier and accumulating fines

September weather shouldn't be that bad yet i think. But just a tip, as the locals say, plan around the weather and check the weather and road conditions before moving off every day.

I did chiong one day when the weather wasn't so favourable and barely manage to escape the storm. Thankfully the storm wasn't that bad yet. But did affect my itinerary a bit.

I saw a toyota yaris buang into a snow filled ditch along the road.. last year mid oct
I saw a few cars off the road when over there. No idea whether they buang or taking pictures
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Old 21-05-2018, 12:29 AM   #1205
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I guess I need to be more alert and follow the traffic rules. Let say if I don't drive off road, can I just rent 2WD in Mid September? I'm planning for sight-seeing around the ring road. Not sure which car I should take in September around the ring road. Do you think Toyota Yaris is good? Just the two of us.
I drove a small camper round the ring road in October. Should be fine for you as well
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Old 25-05-2018, 04:16 PM   #1206
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This might be helpful to those planning a self drive in Iceland.

https://themoreitravel.com/2016/10/0...round-iceland/
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Old 04-06-2018, 12:53 AM   #1207
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is it safe for lady to travel solo?
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Old 04-06-2018, 10:31 AM   #1208
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is it safe for lady to travel solo?
Yes. Saw a few solo woman traveller.

The only place where everyone dare to leave their belonging inside their car as break in is unheard of.
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Old 05-06-2018, 01:47 AM   #1209
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care to share any itinerary for people who can't drive?

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Old 17-07-2018, 06:45 PM   #1210
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Noted..... ..
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Old 17-07-2018, 08:11 PM   #1211
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If cant drive.. then maybe u can consider taking up those local tour there if not follow tour group company in singapore.. easier and hassel free..
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Old 17-07-2018, 08:50 PM   #1212
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I went in 2015! Best place in the world.
You can check my blog https://thehonestexplorer.wordpress.com to download the itinerary also!
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Old 22-08-2018, 02:14 PM   #1213
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My 1/2 round trip of iceland in winter

Hey guys, just sharing my link for anyone who needs it.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Kz...Ew&usp=sharing

its a googlemap and i have plotted most of the places i went during March 2018.
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Old 25-08-2018, 01:38 PM   #1214
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Planning to go to Finland, is it a good place to catch the northern lights?
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Old 25-08-2018, 08:07 PM   #1215
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You need to go further north in Finland, Inari. I saw the northern lights for the first time in 2015.

Planning to go to Finland, is it a good place to catch the northern lights?
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