Driving lessons

  • Driving lessons for normal passenger vehicles may begin at the age of sixteen, but a driving licence may only be awarded at the age of seventeen. The legal age for light mopeds (scooters) is fifteen and for tractors, sixteen.
  • To commence driving lessons, you must contact a certified driving instructor. Your driving instructor guides you through both the theoretical and practical parts of your study and refers you to a driving school where theoretical study takes place.
  • Learner drivers may practise their driving in a vehicle accompanied by somebody other than their driving instructor. Authorisation for practice driving is subject to the following conditions:
  • the student must have completed at least the first part of their theoretical study and, in the opinion of the driving instructor, received sufficient practical training;
  • the accompanying driver must have reached the age of 24 and have at least five years of driving experience;
  • the accompanying driver must hold a permit obtained from the Commissioner of Police in Reykjavik or from the District Commissioner elsewhere.

Educational material and driving tests online for learner drivers and others who wish to brush up and improve their driving knowledge and skills.

Icelandic Transport Authority

Icelandic Association of Driving Instructors

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