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Car rental and car type help!

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Car rental and car type help!

We are a family of six adults and two kids (age 1 and 5) who will be visiting Iceland for a holiday in May. We plan to drive around to see the countryside.

Our itinerary will include:

- Selfoss, the Golden Circle, Gulfoss

- Skaftafell and then onwards to see the glacial lake at Jökulsárlón

- back to Reykjavik with an overnight stop at Skogarfoss

My question is: do we need to hire 4x4 SUVs or will a station wagon do fine for this terrain?

Also, if you have any tips on where to rent a car from in Reykjavik downtown, that would be a great help! I would prefer to rent with an agency that will pickup/drop off the car at the hotel (Centerhotel). I looked up some of the local rental companies, but can't figure out which to trust. What about holidayautos.co.uk. Does any one know who their partner car company is in Iceland?


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1. Re: Car rental and car type help!

Just back from our 5 day trip - 7 seater delivered and collected free from guesthouse - found Reykjavik Rent a Car the cheapest and the sat nav was super

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2. Re: Car rental and car type help!

DO we need to rent a 4x4 or will a regular car/station wagon do just fine? Thanks

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3. Re: Car rental and car type help!

You do NOT need a 4X4, regular car is alright.


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4. Re: Car rental and car type help!

I recomend you www.travelcarsiceland.com , it´s really cheap and great service! I rented a car from them and I loved how helpful they were and ofcourse most important, how cheap the prices were!

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5. Re: Car rental and car type help!

I agree with uberbumb. We also rented a car from travelcarsiceland late last year, and found them an agreeable company to deal with, and they had very good prices. See my earlier posts for more details.

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