Updated 6 March: The strikes have been called off.
At the moment, some employees in Iceland‘s service industry started an indefinite strike. Among the striking parties are drivers at fuel distribution companies. Therefore, there might be gas shortages in Reykjavík and the Capital Area, South Iceland, Reykjanes peninsula, West Iceland, and the Westfjords in the coming days.
The situation is evolving; hopefully, the unions will reach a new collective bargaining agreement, and disruptions to your travel plans will be minimal. However, we want all customers to be aware of the situation if they plan to travel to Iceland in the nearest future.
In these uncertain times, we encourage you to plan ahead, fill up your vehicles whenever possible, and keep in mind that the nearest gas station might be out of fuel.
All gas stations have regularly updated pages on their websites informing about the status of the situation on fuel levels in their gas stations.
Here are the links:
Atlantsolía confirmed that they will be able to keep the stations up and running outside the capital (Reyjanesbær, Borganes, Hveragerði, Selfoss, Stykkishólmur).
N1 will service gas stations in Keflavik, Selfoss, Akranes and Borgarnes.
Ólis and ÓB
Ólis and ÓB will be open in Borgarnes, Selfoss and Reykjanesbær (Aðalgata).
Gasvaktin (https://gasvaktin.is/) is a great tool for finding the nearest gas station.
1. Check gasvaktin to see which ones are nearby.2. Double-check on the gas station’s web to see if it’s open.
Please use these resources as you travel.
We completely understand if you want to cancel or postpone your trip. Please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Lastly, if you plan to stay in a hotel in Reykjavik, please be aware that some hotels will be closed because of the strike. Icelandic Tourist Board has an info page with more information, and they also set up an emergency helpline for guests who have lost their accommodation.
Unfortunately, there is not much that Happy Campers can do in this situation. During every check-in we will update every customer on the latest situation, and we will send emails with any major developments while you are on the road. Of course, you are welcome to contact us if you have any questions.