car in iceland

Old Nov 17th, 2018, 11:12 AM
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We are traveling for 6 days the first week of June in the southern part of Iceland. I am getting ready to rent a car and at this time am just planning to get a small car. We do not plan to travel out of the way places. We will take the car to Westman Island and to Jokulsarlon. Is a small to mid size car okay at that time of year?
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Old Nov 17th, 2018, 11:42 AM
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Should be. We visited in mid-May and did the entire ring road (plus some) in a Renault Clio. We rented through Lagoon, and were happy with them.

You might want to have this moved to the Europe forum.

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Old Nov 17th, 2018, 12:09 PM
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I have messed this up twice now. not sure what I am doing. I will try to change it to Europe.
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Old Nov 17th, 2018, 12:13 PM
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So I just messed up and had my post in the wrong forum so I will just repost. We will be in Iceland the first week in June and plan to rent a car. WE will take the the car to the Westman Island and Jokulsarlon. I plan to rent a small car will that be okay at that time of year?
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Old Nov 17th, 2018, 01:11 PM
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As I mentioned in your misplaced thread, we had a Renault Clio for our Ring Road trip in mid-May. Other than a lack of compression brakes, which would have been a tremendous help as we made our decent into Seyðisfjörður, and the world's smallest back seat, it was fine (we spent plenty of time on gravel roads too, but certainly not any F roads).

We used Lagoon Car Rental - would use them again too if we ever return.
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Old Nov 17th, 2018, 08:25 PM
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thanks much, did you book directly with them ahead of time. I usually use SIXT or Auto Europe
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Old Nov 17th, 2018, 09:05 PM
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You could ask the moderators to move this thread and combine it with your thread on the Europe board. That should save all the responses on both threads. Just click the triangle on this OP and in the text box ask . . .
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Old Nov 18th, 2018, 06:52 AM
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Yes, booked directly with them ahead of time. I'd originally booked with Budget and Avis, but after reading some scathing reviews, I switched gears and booked with Lagoon.

Here's that trip report if you think it might help:

It’s Thursday, it must be Seyðisfjörður. A 10 day Iceland road trip
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Old Nov 18th, 2018, 10:12 AM
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thanks, loved your report. We also are from Colorado...Longmont
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thanks, I just did that. Don't know how so many of you know so much about getting around on this site. I always appreciate your help.
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Old Nov 18th, 2018, 11:52 AM
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thanks, loved your report. We also are from Colorado...Longmont
Ah, neighbors. Sort of - we're about 2.5 hours southwest
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Old Nov 18th, 2018, 12:25 PM
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We rented a medium size car a few years ago (from Budget), drove it all the way to the Western Fjords and had no issues. Iceland was one of the best trips ever, you'll love it.
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Old Nov 18th, 2018, 02:38 PM
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by chance did you go to Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Island)?
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by chance did you go to Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Island)?
Yes, took the car ferry, no issue. Roads on the island were very good.
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Old Dec 5th, 2018, 01:48 PM
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Yep a compact passenger car will do.
In June, the roads are quite easy to drive so you don't even need a 4x4 unless your are heading to any F-Road.

I rented mine with Cars Iceland which is a local company by the airport. But there are plenty there, Reykjavik cars, holdur, Go Iceland...etc. Be sure that whichever company you choose, it includes a good insurance coverage and unlimited km (not all of them offer that). Haaaaaaaaaave funnn
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Old Dec 16th, 2018, 07:37 AM
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Thanks, I hope to get a car rented in the next few days, I have been busy and have not had time to take care of this.
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