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Tips to Rent a Car in Iceland

Rent a Car in Iceland

The best way to Explore Iceland with Ventito Iceland is to rent a car and drive. Public transportation is limited and won’t get you to some of the more remote places in the country. Guided tours can be a great option, but they are expensive and limit you to doing what the tour guide wants you to do when they want you to do it. For the ultimate in freedom, flexibility and cost-efficiency, a rental car is your best bet.

It’s a good idea to book your rental car well in advance, especially during the high season (July and August). There simply aren’t enough cars out there to meet demand, so if you wait too long you may not be able to find anything at all or end up with an old clunker that will give you grief.

Budget-Friendly Adventures: Making the Most of Car Rentals in Iceland

Also, don’t forget to check the terms and conditions carefully before signing on the dotted line. Make sure that what’s written on the contract matches what was quoted you when you booked, and that there are no hidden fees.

It’s also a good idea to take photos of the vehicle before you drive away, especially if you are returning it early or late in the day. This is especially important because Blue, like most companies in Iceland, takes a very thorough inspection upon vehicle return and will charge you for any damage that was not noted. It’s worth the few extra minutes it takes to do this!