Driver must be at least 18 years old. The driver must hold a valid licence throughout the period stated in the rental agreement.
For small cars: Drivers who are under 20 years old are subject to an additional young driver fee.
For Minibus and SUV’S: Drivers who are under 23 years old are subject to an additional young driver fee.
All drivers are required to present an appropriate driving license, valid for the car rented at the beginning of the rental and a valid passport. Both ID´s will be scanned and may be kept up to two years. Copies are not accepted.
We accept all driving licenses issued by countries within the EU and USA/Canada. If you are from a country outside those regions, we will accept your driving license if it has a license number, your photo, a valid date and is in roman alphabet. If your driving license does not fulfil those requirements, you will need an international driving license to drive in Iceland.
The terms "all-wheel drive" and "four-wheel drive" are often used interchangeably, but they really shouldn't be. There are key differences between the two. Perhaps you've never known the differences between all- and four-wheel drive and were afraid to ask, or maybe you didn't realize they mean different things.
Basically, an all-wheel drive system can send a variable amount of torque to each axle, and the driver doesn't typically control this. A four-wheel drive system sends a fixed amount of power to each axle, and it can be switched on or off by the driver. So, how do they go about doing their jobs? Generally, an all-wheel drive system uses a center differential to distribute the engine's torque between the two axles, while four-wheel drive relies on a transfer case, which functions like a locked differential.
At this point you might be wondering why there's a need for both of these types of systems, since the aim of both is to distribute power to all four wheels. Four-wheel drive is great for off-roading and other low-traction scenarios, since the system sends a fixed amount of power to each tire. Whichever tire has the most traction is guaranteed to get the power it needs, helping prevent the vehicle from getting stuck.
But four-wheel drive often doesn't work on the road for the exact same reason it works so well off road. In a corner, the wheels of a car spin at different speeds. With four-wheel drive selected, the system tries to get each wheel spinning at similar speeds, which makes on-road cornering difficult. That's why most four-wheel drive systems can be operated in a two-wheel drive mode, which is recommended for road use.
All-wheel drive systems are great for road usage because they can actively send power to the wheel (or wheels) that need it most. Some all-wheel drive systems have a fixed torque split between the front and rear axles, but those don't have the same issues with cornering as four-wheel drive systems since they rely on a differential rather than a transfer case.
Of course, there are lots of different types of all- and four-wheel drive systems that buck these conventions.
Damage owing to war, revolution, civil unrest, or rioting.
Damage inflicted by, or by colliding with animal.
Damage to seats, carpets, mats, or other parts of the interior.
Damage to the vehicle’s parts when driving on rough or uneven road surfaces, including but not limited to causes like; ridges left by road graders, stones lodged in the road surface or at the edge of the roadway, speedbumps, or potholes. This applies to damages affecting tires, undercarriage, batteries etc.
Damage resulting from driving in places where the vehicle is not permitted to be driven, such as on closed roads, tracks, rough trails, in snowdrifts, on ice, across un-bridged rivers or streams, on beaches, on causeways accessible only at low tide or in other off-road areas (see article 3.7 “During the rental” in the terms and conditions.)
Damage caused by water to the vehicle, engine, computers, interior etc.
Damages caused to the vehicle by the wind blowing up doors, tailgate, or bonnet.
Damages caused by the driver being under the influence of alcohol, stimulants, or sedatives, or in any other way incapable of driving the vehicle in a safe manner.
Damage resulting from gross negligence.
Damage to engine or other mechanical parts due to incorrect fuel use.
Damages caused by vehicle rolling over.
Broken, lost or missing parts from the vehicle, either by theft or other circumstances.
You can return your vehicle when the location is closed, however out-of-office fee will apply. The vehicle will remain your responsibility until it has been checked by our representative the next morning.
We have a key drop box inside the entrance on the right.