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Highly recommend Orange Car Rental

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I just wanted to plug Orange Car Rental Iceland here because it doesn't look like they have a TripAdvisor presence yet. The experience I had with them is one of the highlights of my time in Iceland-- they picked me at the airport, made me coffee, taught me some Icelandic phrases to get around with and they even drove out from Keflavik to Reykjavik to pick up the car from me when I was finished with it. The car was brand new with studded tires, which definitely helped in the snow and ice I drove through. (Interestingly, the radio stations play a lot of American/English top 40, so when I was driving I felt like I was back in the States.)

All in all, the price was great, the car was great, and the guys at Orange treated me more like a friend who came to visit them than a tourist there to do business with. I can't recommend them enough!

Let me know if you have any questions about driving in Iceland too, it was a lot easier than I expected it to be after reading all the dire warnings about the road conditions in the winter, even when a big storm rolled in.

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How did you hear about Orange Car Rental in the first place. I googled it and your review was the first thing that popped up. As you joined Tripadvisor today, it just seems odd.

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I booked through Guide to Iceland, which ended up placing me with Orange. I did review them on their site too, since they were so helpful.

Keflavik, Iceland
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Hi, this is a local car rental company in Keflavik about 5 minutes from the international airport, www.orangecarrental.is not so far from where I live.

Gardabaer, Iceland
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@ 1PortableJohn & 311icerunner. Since you are both new to the forum I start by saying "Welcome". :-)

Please read the forum rules and guidelines before making more posts soliciding only specific firms and busineses and not writing anything realted to your own travels in Iceland.

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The TA website sets very clear and easy to follow guidelines for what is allowed to post onto the forums and what is best kept elsewhere, like on review pages or personal blogs. Unfortunately rental car agencies don't have any review sites AFAIK. Your posts that don't follow these simple and easy guidelines might be reported by users to the TA forum admins and deleted. Since I'm not an admin I have no saying towards such decissions.

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how was driving over there? we are looking at going but can't decide if arranged trips would be better than hiring car

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Yes, I second that! I'm renting a car in a couple weeks. What was your experience like compared to the dire warnings of those listed in this site? Just interested in your narrative of it, from a travellers perspective.

Keflavik, Iceland
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You can easily drive around Reykjavik if the weather conditions are good, just send mail to the car rental company and check whether the vehicle you booked is with studded tires... then you will be okay.

Keflavik, Iceland
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In my experience, ultimately you will most often get the best rate when booking directly from the car rental company Visit to the car rental's own reservations Web site is well worth your time, as very few of your alternatives will consistently produce a lower price.

And when you do receive a rate quote, make sure you are not missing some of the hidden costs of car rentals, such as airport concession fees, sales tax, automatically applied insurance, and more;

So while a Car may always be a Car, no matter where you rent it, there is money to be saved by expanding your horizons when making car rental reservations....if you know where to look.

Oslo, Norway
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The Blue Lagoon is a must do when in Iceland. We did the self drive option and it's a very clear, easy and not too long drive from Reykjavik out to Gullfoss and then back to Reykjavk via Selfoss. First stop is Thingvellir National Park which has a lovely view.

Next stop is Geysir, which is definitely worth seeing as it blows ever 3-5 minute. There is also a lovely roadside stop with some good food and coffee and some nice shops.

Final stop is Gullfoss… breathtaking waterfalls, an easy walk from the car park and worth spending some time taking in the view of these natural waterfalls beauties.

Rather than turn around and follow the same route, we came back through Selfoss for some different scenery, but the town itself isn't of any particular note. We would like to thank

We would like to thank the staff at Orange car rental for helping us plan our two days self drive tour it was quality service.

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Thank you! I'm about to travel there in June and was about to book with them and wanted to see some feedback - thanks!

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