Renting a car is really the best and only way to see the country so be sure to factor it into your budget. We went there thinking we would just take a bus to other areas -wrong. The only buses that exists outside the capital city of Reykjavik are tour buses.
CAR RENTAL IN ICELAND - PRICE COMPASISON
April 7th to 14th 2014 (7 days)
Prices with TAX and Airport pick up / drop off
Option A - New Cars:
Dacia Duster 4X4 Diesel 559 USD / 414 EUR
Ford Escape 4X4 606 USD / 449 EUR
Toyota Rav4 4X4 1.078 USD / 798 EUR
Toyota Landcruiser 4X4 1.152 USD / 853 EUR
Suzuki Grand Vitara 4X4 550 USD / 412 EUR
Honda CRV 4X4 560 USD / 405 EUR
*prices with all insurances included
Suzuki Grand Vitara 4X4 897 USD / 664 EUR
Toyota Landcruiser 4X4 1.078 USD / 799 EUR
Suzuki Grand Vitara 4X4 946 USD / 701 EUR
Toyota Landcruiser 4X4 1.176 USD / 872 EUR
Dacia Duster 4X4 530 USD / 398 EUR
Hyundai Tucson 4X4 550 USD / 410 EUR
Option B - Old Cars:
Nissan Qashqai 4X4 678 USD / 521 EUR
Toyota Rav-4 4X4 678 USD / 521 EUR
Suzuki Jimny 4X4 509 USD / 400 EUR
Hyundai Tucson 4X4 558 USD / 414 EUR
Toyota Rav-4 4X4 646 USD / 479 EUR
Hyundai Santa Fe 4X4 739 USD / 547 EUR
GEYSIR CAR RENTAL
Nissan Qashqai 4X4 758 USD / 562 EUR
Honda Cr-v 4X4 977 USD / 724 EUR
ARCTIC CAR RENTAL
Toyota Rav-4 4X4 706 USD / 532 EUR
Nissan Qashqai 4X4 707 USD / 531 EUR
PROCAR CAR RENTAL
Suzuki Grand Vitara 4X4 971 USD / 719 EUR
Kia Sportage 4X4 1.028 USD / 761 EUR
TIPS FOR RENTING A CAR IN ICELAND
- Go online: The best deals can be found online for Iceland car rentals.
- Pick up at Keflavik International Airport: Because the airport is located about an hour from Reykjavik, you will have to spend $20 – $25 each way (15 - 20€) to get to and from the airport.
- Get to know your vehicle: The longer you keep the rental car the cheaper it becomes.
- Don’t buy it: You don’t need theft insurance for the vehicle.
- Petrol Blues: When considering renting a car be sure to factor in the cost of gas.
As is the case with most, if not all, countries, you must meet certain requirements under Iceland law before you can rent a car in the country. One such requirement involves the age of the driver. Generally, you must be at least 21 years of age to rent a car in Iceland. In fact, there may be additional age restrictions for certain vehicles. Similarly, you must have a valid driver's license from the European Union or your home country.
Renting a car in Iceland may not be the cheapest way to explore the island (it’s tough to beat hitch hiking) but it doesn’t have to blow your budget. With public transportation being non-existent outside of the larger cities, like Reykjavik, renting a car gives you the freedom at a fraction of the cost when compared to the sightseeing tours sold at tourist information centers.
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