Car Rental in Iceland

Dec 23rd, 2006, 08:20 AM
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Car Rental in Iceland

We are going to Iceland over New Year's Eve for about 6 days. Is it worth it to rent a car? I know it is expensive and I think we could do better with tours or other transportation when there. Thanks!
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Dec 24th, 2006, 01:36 PM
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If you are expert driver, familiar with icy roads, during almost hurricane storms, in the dark, on gravel roads, sleet, rain, potholes, and are not in a hurry, then rent.
On the other hand why not wait untill you get here, and then decide?.
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Aug 30th, 2012, 08:46 PM
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i am shafri from srilanka, i am a driver plus guide with a latest hybrid car which will cost u a cheep very very cheepest price four your tour, its very cheep because it runs with bettery not only petrol so o can give you a best price for you tour in sri lanka please call me my mobile number 0094713807848 or email adress [email protected] so that i can give you the rate and you can book it. and also we can book you hotels food every thing what you need in sri lanak after you come here dont book it by internet because same hotel same class we can find for cheep price when we go straight so please don book it just come down sri lanka i can arrange you every thing for cheep price thank you
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Jun 5th, 2013, 02:29 AM
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Prices on rented cars are normally lower around new years. You should be able to rent a small car for about 30 euros per day. That normally includes CDW (not to be confused with SCDW).

I would recommend that you shop around with companies that offer comparison between car rentals like,, or sites that use Cartrawler. You should quickly find the best available price. You can also try calling the companies and try to bargain, there are a lot of unused rental cars in winter season

Be vary of all the extras. Don't buy extra miles if you are staying within Reykjavik (and nearby), distances are short! The Golden circle is only about 300km so most times the included km's will do just fine if you rent for a few days.

You don't need to stock up on extra insurance either. In many cases our credit card company will have your back if you damage the car. Reading the CC small print, put that on your to-do list before traveling.

Hope this helps.
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Jun 15th, 2013, 10:29 AM
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just wanted to let you know that we just got back from our 2 week trip to Iceland, we used Reykjavík Cars and the staff was really helpful, we picked the car up at the airport and it was a really nice car, we drove the circle and were happy with everything, we would rent a car from Reykjavík Cars again

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Jun 17th, 2013, 02:46 PM
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strangely, all andrewpiano does is to tell us about the wonderful cars he's rented.

on several threads.
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Jun 25th, 2013, 03:49 AM
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I wonder if andrewpiano is playing us?
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Jun 25th, 2013, 10:28 AM
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well cold, he's just posted exactly the same reply to my comment on the other "rental car in Iceland" thread so i remain sceptical.
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Jun 28th, 2013, 02:10 AM
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quad erat demonstrandum.
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Jun 28th, 2013, 02:17 AM
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by which I mean, andrew, that whatever you say, all you ever do is to post about a rental company, nothing else.

Why not tell us what you saw on this holiday? what did you like/dislike about Iceland? [apart from the hire car, of course, i think we know the answer to that].

Colduphere is about to go on a most interesting holiday to Iceland [along with some other folks] so I'm sure that he would appreciate your sharing your impressions.
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