Reykjavik Car Hire?
Are you thinking about renting a car in Iceland? If the answer to that question is yes, then you are at the right place! Iceland is one of nature’s paradises, you don’t have to do much more than type “Iceland” in google search to see what I mean. Car hire in Iceland has never been easier. We offer unlimited mileage, all taxes included and 24/7 service at the international airport in keflavik. In Iceland, the weather in unpredictable so the best way to plan your trip is to simply follow the weather, stop every time you find something beautiful, and enjoy! There is a saying in Iceland, "if you don´t like the weather just wait 5 minutes". So it is best to prepare and pack that thick sweater and long johns before you come to Iceland. You can see all of Iceland in one week, but we do recommend to take your time and not to be in a hurry. 7-10 days is an optimal ring road time to explore the island.
Ásbyrgi is one of the most beautiful places in Iceland and it is a must see! It is a canyon in the north of Iceland. In Ásbyrgi are many hiking trails, both for beginners and the ones that are more experienced. Ásbyrgi is the capital of hidden people (Huldufólk). As you have probably heard many Icelanders believe in elf’s and hidden people who live in the rocks and mountains. Ásbyrgi will not disappoint you! Ásbyrgi canyon lies in the north of Iceland, about 50 minute drive to the east from Húsavík
Þingvellir is a national park in southwestern Iceland. It is where the Vikings gathered to make law from 930 until 1798. This place is magical and you can see a beautiful view from there. There is also a lot of things you can do in Þingvellir and you can read more about it here.
Why rent a car in Iceland?
Iceland is not a big country – but big enough to need a car to get around. Reykjavík is a colourful and vibrant city but the countryside holds most of Iceland’s charm. It’s possible to drive around the whole country in less than 24 hours, along its ring road. The ringroad is 1332km and only one lane each way. The whole of it is paved and for the most part of it, you won’t see many other cars on the road. It’s therefore very easy to drive along it.
Many natural attractions can be found along the ring road, as well as by some of the nearby roads. The most popular tour in the country is the Golden Circle tour. Even though the Golden Circle is not on the ring road itself, it is easily reached by car if you’d like to drive it yourself. Self drive tours are the best way to explore the country, as you are in control and can decide how long to spend in each place.
Some of the roads in the country are a bit harder to navigate, especially in the Icelandic highlands, that are only accessible during summertime. Information about current road conditions and weather can be found at the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration. Always make sure you check the road conditions if you are planning to drive into the highlands – and note, off road driving is highly illegal and punishable with high fines. Please also leave your itinerary here at safetravel. To reach some destinations you won’t even have a road, as you’ll need to cross rivers or drive over glaciers – and that should only be left in charge by people that are used to driving in Icelandic conditions! If you’re looking for a glacier filled adventure you’d be better off going on a glacier tour, snowmobile tour.