4 x 4 vehicle necessary in Iceland ?

Apr 17th, 2013, 09:41 PM
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4 x 4 vehicle necessary in Iceland ?

I am still trying to learn more about getting around in late June from Rekjavik to see Gullfoss, Geyser and Selfoss, and from Akureyi to see Gullfoss. We are on a cruise making stops in these towns. Do we need a 4 x4 or can we just get a regular car to travel the roads that lead to these sites ?
Thanks for your help.
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Apr 17th, 2013, 10:42 PM
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A regular car will work.
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Apr 18th, 2013, 07:55 AM
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Thanks Sparkchaser. You have driven in Iceland ? Do you recommend a particular car vendor ?
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Apr 18th, 2013, 11:01 PM
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My Euro rental agency of choice is Sixt but go with whoever you feel comfortable with.
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May 16th, 2013, 03:49 AM
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oh wow!

you must know there are many roads in Iceland you can't drive with a regular car...
I recommend you read this article:

http://iceland24.blogspot.com/2013/0...arison-by.html

they explain everything about it!!!!
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Jun 16th, 2013, 06:36 AM
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monica - the OP is only renting cars for a day to go to see the main sights, he's not driving across the highlands!

Andrew - you don't need a 4x4 for the sorts of trips you are looking at. yes, 4x4s are necessary if you're going to do some serious off-roading on F roads, but you aren't allowed to take rental cars on F roads anyway, so it doesn't apply.

Most of the cars you see on Icelandic roads are not 4x4s.
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Jun 16th, 2013, 01:05 PM
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andrew = i see from another thread that you just got back from Iceland.

what sort of a car did you rent and how did it work out?
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Jun 17th, 2013, 02:47 PM
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Andrew - you've suddenly appeared on several threads mentioning your wonderful car hire.

i think you're advertising.
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Jun 25th, 2013, 10:26 AM
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well, Andrew, i hope that i can be forgiven a little scepticism given that you suddenly appeared praising a car rental company to the skies, and saying very little else. Thank you for coming back to out the record straight.

i have already been to Iceland hence my contribution to this thread.

As there are few trip reports about Iceland, how about doing one about your experiences there?
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Jul 3rd, 2013, 06:07 AM
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Hello,

If you are going to travel around I will just go for a normal car (you dont need a 4x4)

I just come back, It was amazing!!!!!
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