Rent a car in Iceland
Updated: Nov 10, 2019
Iceland known for its dramatic landscapes with volcanoes and glaciers had for a long time been high on my bucket list and finally it was time to discover it during a 14 day road trip around the country.
Rent a car:
The best way to get around Iceland id by renting a car since there are no trains and very few busses, it's possible to hitchhike but it can take a long time to get where you want to go. There are a lot of companies such as Herz, Blue Car rental and Avis.
We rented a Ducia Duster through Geysir, they were super helpful and it was super convenient to pick up the car at Keflavik Airport.
Tips before renting a car:
Rent the car in advance to get a better price
Choose a good insurance, Iceland is known for rough weather conditions such as ice, ash and also have a lot of gravel roads. Better to be prepared with a good insurance to avoid high costs for damages on the car.
Keep the speed limits usually 90km/h outside localities, speeding tickets are expensive.
Fill up your tank when you can, sometimes gas stations are very far apart.'
Does your car have mileage limits? It can be very inconvenient if you want to cover a lot of ground.
Be prepared for quick weather changes while driving!
Depending on where you're planning to go in Iceland consider a 4x4 wheel car, it will be very useful if your planning on a longer trip and if you want to use the F-roads.