Changing a driving license from another country to an Icelandic one is a simple process.

If you have had permanent residence in Iceland for 6 months, you can change your current driving license to an Icelandic one.

Drivers with driving license from an EEA country, Japan or UK:

Drivers with driving license from other countries:

  • You can apply to Sýslumaður to get your license changed.
  • You must pass both the theory test and a practical driving test.
    (More information: Click here.)
  • Once your application is processed, you can sign up for the theory test at
  • Once the theory test is done, you team up with a driving instructor, as you will need their car to do the driving test.
  • The driving instructor will want to meet you for a lesson, to help you prepare for the test (both the oral exam and the driving test itself).

What will we do in the lesson before the test?

  • In the 60 minute preparation lesson, the process of the test will be explained, we will do a short practice test to see if there’s anything that you need to keep in mind for the test, you will be given information on how to prepare for the oral exam, some Iceland-specific traffic rules will be explained and if you have any questions – I will do my best to answer them.

Contact a driving instructor.

Cost – changing to an Icelandic license

Cost of license

Paid when applying for an Icelandic license:
ISK 8600.

Test fees

Paid to Frumherji when booking the tests.

Theory test: ISK 6550.
Practical test: ISK 17370.


A 60 minute lesson to prepare for the practical exam:
ISK 18000.

Rental of teaching vehicle for the exam:
ISK 12000.