Don't get hot under the collar with Iceland car rental - check out the cool rates from Rental Cars Europe!
Iceland is quite an expensive place to go on holiday but you will find hiring a car surprisingly cheap. Whether you plan to visit Reykjavik for some sightseeing or want to explore the fabulous waterfalls, glaciers and geysers you can be assured that Rental Cars Europe will have a hire car to match your requirements. Our rates include collision damage waiver, theft waiver, insurance, taxes and unlimited mileage so there are no hidden costs to worry about.
If you're trying to keep the costs down then we have a good range of economy hire cars in Iceland to choose from such as the Peugeot 107 and Toyota Yaris. Larger models that are available include the Toyota Avensis and Mercedes A Class. Our booking engine is simple to understand, safe and secure so why not try us for a quote today and see how cheaply you can hire a car in Iceland.
Iceland - Did You Know?
- Iceland is not a densely populated country as only has around 320,000 inhabitants.
- The currency in Iceland is the Icelandic króna (ISK).
- Cars are the main form of transport in Iceland and it has a high level of car ownership, with one car for every 1.5 inhabitants.
- The official language and the most widely spoken is Icelandic, although English is spoken as a secondary language.
- A traditional dish in Iceland is called h?karl whihc is a beheaded and gutted shark that is buried underground for months until it has fermented.
Car Rental Iceland - In Brief
Iceland is a terrific country to visit with so many things to see and do as well as a huge variety of natural wonders to be inspired by such as bubbling mud pools, geysers spurting into the sky, twinkling glaciers and the famous aurora lights. Organising a hire car in Iceland in advance is a great way to save money, as usually the earlier you book, the cheaper it will be. Also you won't need to rely on unpredictable public transport or expensive taxi fares. Some of our car rental locations in Iceland include the capital city of Reykjavik and the Keflavik Airport which is the main airport of Iceland. A popular choice of vehicle to rent when travelling to Iceland is a SUV as the weather can be unpredictable at times and many areas are mountainous and can be tricky to negotiate. We have a good variety of SUVs to choose from with models available such as the BMW X5 and Nissan Pathfinder. You can also add on any optional extras you might need such as snow tyres, ski rack, sat nav and child seats.
Iceland Mini Guide
Iceland is a huge mountainous island located in the North Atlantic Ocean which is famous for its stunning countryside and fun-loving people. However, recently the global crisis has sent Iceland?s economy crashing down, meaning that this notoriously expensive country may now become more affordable to visit. The international airport is Keflavik, situated in the southwest of the country about 40 kilometres from Iceland?s capital city Reykjav?k.
Car rental is the most flexible way to see as much as possible of Iceland and you may want to think about hiring a four wheel drive such as a Land Rover or Jeep and get off the beaten track. It is important to make your car rental reservation well in advance if you want to be sure of getting the right type of vehicle for your holiday and potentially get it fitted out with special snow tyres. Driving in Iceland is on the right side of the road and headlights must be used at all times, while the wearing of seat belts is also compulsory.
It is very important to know what the road signs in Iceland mean as these will help you deal with challenging conditions. For instance 'malbik endar' means that the road changes from a paved road to a gravel road so you should slow down in order to keep control of the car. You should take particular care if you plan to cross any rivers or drive along mountain roads as there will be steep falls if you stray from the path.
Keep a credit card on you as this is the quickest way of paying for petrol and bear in mind that there can be massive distances between petrol stations so you should keep stocked up. Petrol costs are approximately ISK170 per litre. Similarly it is very important to plan your route ahead in case of any inclement weather. This means it is a good idea to carry food and water with you and know where the nearest accommodation is at all times in case you need to stop.
The Icelandic meteorological office is a good place to check what conditions you may have to drive in before setting out on your journey. Most mountain roads are closed until the end of June, or even longer because of the wet and muddy conditions which make them totally impassable. The route one ring road is the only highway in Iceland and it covers the entire country.