Driving in August
Driving in Iceland in summer is a much easier task than during any of the other times of year. You won’t need to worry about road closures, or difficult driving conditions that are normally present on the island. Normally, in the highlands, you’ll still need a 4x4 vehicle for more difficult passings as you may encounter fording rivers. If so, ensure that you follow directions on how to approach such situations, and never venture into dangerous situations involving water if you’re unsure.
Nonetheless, you should always remember that driving in Iceland is probably a bit different than back home. Remember - off-road driving is not only frowned upon, but is illegal in Iceland. Only drive on clearly marked roads, in order not to sustain damage to your vehicle, or even a large fine.
Also remember not to stop off the side of the road, and only in designated areas where parking is allowed. When you stop off the side of the road, you put not only yourself, but others at risk of life-threatening injuries.