Ring road Iceland tour not affected by glacial flooding

Despite the current glacial flooding closing part of the ring road in the south of Iceland, just east of Vik, Iceland tour provider Reykjavik Excursions is offering a safe, alternative route, allowing travellers to continue on with their journeys across Iceland.

“Currently, the only way to cross the dangerous flooded highway is via the trucks organised by authorities, however, this has already lead to one accident which could have been very serious,” said Reykjavik Excursions’ Marketing Manager, Thorarinn Thor.

Thorarinn continued, “In light of this, we have decided to use an alternative route via our own specially equipped buses suitable for highland driving in order to divert Reykjavik Excursions’ customers through the highlands, and most importantly, out of harm’s way.”

The Reykjavik Excursions’ Ring Road Pass allows visitors to access Iceland’s ring road at their own pace. Once the pass is stamped, travellers can choose to travel either clockwise or anti-clockwise along the ring road, hopping on and off as one pleases within the direction chosen – the pass is valid until 31st August.

Many of the country’s most beautiful spots are conveniently located by the ring road such as: the Dyrholaey Puffin colony; Skaftafell national park; Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon; the magical East Fjords; Lake Myvatn; Akureyri; the historical Skagafjordur region, and many more.

Reykjavik Excursions is also offering daily departures from the BSI Bus Terminal to Kirkjubaejarklaustur and Skaftafell national park via Landmannalaugar – route 11 and route 10 – or vice versa.

To find out more regarding the ring road tour with Reykjavik Excursions and safer alternatives for avoiding the closed highway, visit www.re.is. In addition, keep up-to-date with the latest news via the company’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.