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Hiring a car in Iceland

To enjoy the full range of unique holiday experiences on offer in Iceland, including geothermal activity, glaciers and the spectacular natural phenomenon which is the Northern Lights, you'll need to rent a car; dog sleds are fun, but they don't come with heaters or a radio.

60-second guide to Iceland

In its own head...

“There is simply nowhere on Earth like Iceland.”

...but more realistically

You’ll find elements of the Icelandic landscape, climate and culture in other Nordic countries, but there is something truly magical and other-worldly about this island country.

The vibe

Life here is not fast-paced and that’s not just due to the weather conditions. The vibe is generally a gentle, easy-going one.

The natives

Icelanders are very proud of their culture and heritage and happy to share it with visitors. Time spent with them is a humbling and special experience.

The weather

It might not be quite as cold as you think. Iceland’s geographical position means it benefits from the Gulf Stream which keeps the climate temperate. This means you’ll probably only need one pair of gloves on instead of two.

The local speciality

As an island, seafood is plentiful throughout Iceland but for a real treat try the humar (arctic lobster) or the rækja (arctic shrimp).

The celebrity

This Island seems to produce singer/songwriters who are well-versed in creating a unique and original sound; both Björk and Sigur Rós hail from Iceland.

Did you know?

Iceland is the only Nato member country to have no standing army.

They say...

“Perched on the edge of the Arctic, this wonderful little island contains some of the most impressive natural wonders in Europe.” – Lonely Planet

Top destinations

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The Capital of the North. Akureyri is situated on the longest fjord in the country. Bit of a Tiger Woods? The Arctic International Golf Championships are held here each year. Book car hire in Iceland and enjoy this folk-dancing town at your own pace.

Make sure you have your lights on at all times - it's illegal not to.

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Keflavik. One of the best spots on the island to go whale watching.Book cheap car hire in August to catch the Festival of Lights, it's pretty spectacular.With a wind chill of -40F, you'll be glad of all the hot springs. Drive out to Blue Lagoon, it's by far the best.

Be careful when crossing bridges, they seem to only be wide enough for one car.

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Book cheap car hire in Iceland and enjoy its captial to the full.Swap your car hire for a set of hiking boots and climb the majestic Mount Esja. Remember to sign the guestbook at the top, you don't want to have to climb back up.Drive the car into the city and visit Hofdi House, you'll be amazed at the things that have gone on inside.

Keep a close eye on your speed, limits vary depending on the type of road surface.

Book now

Top destinations

car hire in

The Capital of the North. Akureyri is situated on the longest fjord in the country. Bit of a Tiger Woods? The Arctic International Golf Championships are held here each year. Book car hire in Iceland and enjoy this folk-dancing town at your own pace.

Make sure you have your lights on at all times - it's illegal not to.

Book now

car hire in

Keflavik. One of the best spots on the island to go whale watching.Book cheap car hire in August to catch the Festival of Lights, it's pretty spectacular.With a wind chill of -40F, you'll be glad of all the hot springs. Drive out to Blue Lagoon, it's by far the best.

Be careful when crossing bridges, they seem to only be wide enough for one car.

Book now

car hire in

Book cheap car hire in Iceland and enjoy its captial to the full.Swap your car hire for a set of hiking boots and climb the majestic Mount Esja. Remember to sign the guestbook at the top, you don't want to have to climb back up.Drive the car into the city and visit Hofdi House, you'll be amazed at the things that have gone on inside.

Keep a close eye on your speed, limits vary depending on the type of road surface.

Book now

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