1. Watch carefully for one-way and, in summer, temporarily pedestrianised streets; Reykjavik specialises in both of these.
2. While parking meters only accept Icelandic coins, it’s possible to pay on plastic at ticket dispensers in pay-and-display zones. Like most cities, parking in Reykjavik costs more the closer you are to the centre. Unlike most cities, Reykjavik is tiny – so even in zones P3 and P4 you’ll only be a short walk from the heart of the city.
3. You don’t necessarily need a four-wheel drive vehicle, even in winter. Iceland’s geothermal nature helps to keep main roads clear of icy conditions. A regular car and a confident driver is the minimum you’ll require.