Car rental in Iceland is not compulsory, of course, but to get the best out of your vacation to this extraordinary country, you should really consider equipping yourself with your own set of wheels. Whether you are content not to stray far from Reykjavik or are keen to explore further afield, having the flexibility to go where you want, when you want is utterly tempting. Here are a few things to bear in mind before you fix up your road trip itinerary and sign that rental agreement.
You may have read that Reykjavik is one of Europe’s most compact capital cities but here we are, suggesting you should rent a car. No, we haven’t taken leave of our senses. There are some good reasons why hiring your own wheels is a good idea even if you’re only planning on a short stay. Here are a few reasons why you might do well to consider car rental in Reykjavik.
Iceland has a reputation for being expensive and car hire is one of the big ticket items travellers will need to shell out for. But it doesn’t have to be as expensive as you might think. If you’re looking for cheap car rental in Iceland here’s what you need to consider.
Keflavik International Airport is the introduction to Iceland for almost all of its visiting tourists. This is the country’s largest airport, conveniently located about 45 minutes south west of the capital Reykjavik. Here’s our brief guide to Keflavik.
Summer 2020 was one of the warmest on record in Iceland. The eastern fishing port of Neskaupstaður recorded the country’s maximum temperature: an impressive 26.3 °C, on 13th August. But in this Nordic nation, balmy summers aren’t guaranteed. Sometimes, you can experience cloud and rain – even snow if you’re really unlucky. So what does that mean for drivers? Here’s how to drive in Iceland in summer.
When it comes to Icelandic tourism, the hottest ticket in town – literally – is a visit to the Fagradalsfjall volcano. International visitors will be pleased to know that as soon as their required quarantine period is up, getting to the country’s newest eruption site is straightforward.
Most travellers are aware of Keflavik Airport. This is Iceland’s largest airport and the one where most international arrivals and departures are from. But there are several others in the country worth knowing about, so here’s a brief guide to Iceland’s airports.
Iceland’s a winter beauty. Travellers are drawn by the promise of snow-dusted landscapes and the chance to glimpse the Northern Lights. Roads are less crowded than in summer and so too are the sights you’ve come to see. A rental car is a must if you wish to fully explore this winter wonderland. Here’s what you need to bear in mind.