Friday, 24 January 2014

Car Rental in Iceland - Rent a Car in Iceland - Tips for renting a car in Iceland

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 Iceland - Car Rental in Iceland - Rent a Car in Iceland

So technically you can take a bus but you will pay for it because it will be part of an organized tours and it will add up fast. If you are traveling with another person a car is the cheapest way to see the country. Plus, driving in Iceland is very easy and there isn’t much traffic. We hoped you enjoyed our Iceland car rental tips!

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:

REYKJAVÍK CARS    
www.reykjavikcars.com
Dacia Duster 4X4  Diesel               559 USD / 414 EUR
Ford Escape 4X4                            606 USD / 449 EUR

HERTZ
www.hertz.com
Toyota Rav4 4X4                          1.078 USD / 798 EUR
Toyota Landcruiser 4X4                1.152 USD / 853 EUR

CARS ICELAND
www.carsiceland.com
Suzuki Grand Vitara 4X4                550 USD / 412 EUR
Honda CRV 4X4                              560 USD / 405 EUR
*prices with all insurances included

AVIS
www.avis.is
Suzuki Grand Vitara 4X4                 897 USD / 664 EUR
Toyota Landcruiser 4X4                1.078 USD / 799 EUR

BUDGET
www.budget.is
Suzuki Grand Vitara 4X4                946 USD / 701 EUR
Toyota Landcruiser 4X4                1.176 USD / 872 EUR

REYKJAVIK AUTO
www.reykjavikauto.com
Dacia Duster 4X4                            530 USD / 398 EUR
Hyundai Tucson 4X4                       550 USD / 410 EUR

Car Rental Iceland - Car Rental in Iceland - Rent a Car in Iceland

Option B - Old Cars:

SS CAR-RENTAL
www.carrentalss.com
Nissan Qashqai 4X4                         678 USD / 521 EUR
Toyota Rav-4 4X4                            678 USD / 521 EUR

REYKJAVÍK CARS
www.reykjavikcars.com
Suzuki Jimny 4X4                            509 USD / 400 EUR
Hyundai Tucson 4X4                        558 USD / 414 EUR

AUTO ICELAND
www.autoiceland.com
Toyota Rav-4 4X4                             646 USD / 479 EUR
Hyundai Santa Fe 4X4                      739 USD / 547 EUR

GEYSIR CAR RENTAL
www.geysir.is
Nissan Qashqai 4X4                          758 USD / 562 EUR
Honda Cr-v 4X4                                977 USD / 724 EUR

ARCTIC CAR RENTAL
www.arctic.is
Toyota Rav-4 4X4                             706 USD / 532 EUR
Nissan Qashqai 4X4                          707 USD / 531 EUR

PROCAR CAR RENTAL
www.procar.is
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. 
Car Rental Iceland - Car Rental in Iceland - Rent a Car in Iceland

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.

Car Rental Iceland - Car Rental in Iceland - Rent a Car in Iceland

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.

Car Rental Iceland - Car Rental in Iceland - Rent a Car in Iceland

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Peter, Iceland24
January 2014

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