The remote North Atlantic nation of Iceland has active volcanoes and some decidedly cold weather thanks to its proximity to the Arctic Circle. But there are few places in the world where you can see such majestic sights as those found in Iceland. With regular volcanic eruptions and geyser eruptions, plus the presence of the Northern Lights for nine months of the year, car hire in Iceland is the right option for hunters of natural beauty. The country's harnessing of geothermal power under its young surface has led to great advances in power, clean water and a very large collection of hot tubs in which its inhabitants can always be found relaxing.
Aurora chasing is seen as something of an adventure for those who want to follow the natural phenomenon wherever they go; hiring a car in Iceland from one of many locations is by far the most convenient option for some spontaneous excitement.
Vatnajökull National Park is the largest of its kind in Europe, offering unparallelled views and the chance to drive around its beautiful lands; while the likes of the Settlement Museum in capital Reykjavik give visitors the chance to discover the country's origins from what's still a geologically developing country.
Whether you've got a strict plan or just want to freestyle your trip around Iceland, you'll likely get a lot of use out of Highway 1 - also known as the Ring Road. Pay attention to announcements as some parts of the road can be closed at certain times in certain wintry conditions.
Some of the more adventurous parts of Iceland can only be accessed with 4x4 vehicles so if you're planning on making a trip through a mountain pass for example, be sure to get a rough and ready ride. Plan journeys through these parts carefully and travel with more than one vehicle if possible.
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.