Car Types

 

Here is an overview of our car types. Please note that many of the car types are not suitable for highland driving, i.e. not allowed to be driven on roads marked as F roads on public maps. This also applies to Kjölur Route (road 35) and Kaldidalur (road 550). The smallest car allowed on highland roads is the G type car (Suzuki Grand Vitara or similar).   

Passenger cars:

 

Class A - VW Polo or similar*

 

  • number of passengers: 4/5
  • number of doors: 5                       
  • 2 suitcases and 1 small bag
  • manual transmission
  • electronic windows
  • airbags
  • anti-lock brake system
  • NOT suitable for highland driving
   
 

Class B - VW Golf or similar*


  • number of passengers: 5
  • number of doors: 5
  • 2 suitcases and 2 small bags
  • manual transmission
  • electronic windows
  • airbags
  • air conditioning
  • NOT suitable for highland driving
  
 

Class C - Skoda Rapid or similar*

 

  • number of passengers: 5 doors
  • number of doors: 5
  • 3 suitcases and 1 small bag
  • manual transmission
  • electronic windows
  • airconditioning
  • airbag
  • anti-lock brake system
  • NOT suitable for highland driving
  
 

Class S - Skoda Octavia or similar*

 

  • number of passengers: 5
  • number of doors: 4
  • 2 suitcases and 2 small bags
  • automatic transmission possible
  • electronic windows
  • airconditioning
  • airbag
  • anti-lock brake system
  • NOT suitable for highland driving
  
 

Class N - Skoda Octavia Combi or similar*

 

  • number of passengers: 5
  • number of doors: 5
  • fuel type: diesel
  • 4 suitcases and 2 small bags
  • manual transmission
  • electronic windows
  • airconditioning
  • airbag
  • anti-lock brake system
  • NOT suitable for highland driving
 

Class D - Skoda Octavia Combi AWD*

 

  • number of passengers: 5
  • number of doors: 5
  • 3 suitcases and 3 small bags
  • manual/automatic transmission
  • electronic windows
  • airconditioning
  • airbag
  • diesel engine
  • anti-lock brake system
  • NOT suitable for highland driving
 
 

Four wheel drive cars:


Class G - Suzuki Grand Vitara 4x4 or similar

 

  • number of passengers: 5
  • number of doors: 5
  • 3 suitcases and 1 small bag
  • manual transmission
  • electric windows
  • airconditioning
  • airbags
  • anti-lock brake system
  • suitable for highland driving
 

Class H - Kia Sorento 4x4 or similar


  • number of passengers: 5
  • number of doors: 5
  • fuel type: diesel
  • 4 suitcases and 2 small bags
  • automatic transmission possible
  • electronic windows
  • airconditioning
  • airbag
  • anti-lock brake system
  • suitable for highland driving
  
 

Class I - Toyota Landcruiser 4x4 or similar

 

  • number of passengers: 5
  • number of doors: 5
  • fuel type: diesel
  • 5 suitcases and 2 small bags
  • automatic transmission possible
  • electronic windows
  • airconditioning
  • airbag
  • anti-lock brake system
  • suitable for highland driving
   
 

Class K – Land Rover Defender 4x4*

 

  • number of passengers: 5-7
  • number of doors: 5
  • fuel type: diesel
  • 1 suitcase and 1 small bag
  • manual transmission 
  • suitable for highland driving

*Please note that we advise to rent a luggage trailer with this car if you rent it for 8 persons, as luggage space will be limited.

   
Class K
 

Shuttles & Minibuses:


Class M - VW Caddy Maxi Life or similar*

 

  • number of passengers: 7
  • number of doors: 5
  • fuel type: diesel
  • 2 suitcases
  • manual transmission
  • electronic windows
  • airconditioning
  • airbags
  • anti-lock brake system
  • NOT suitable for highland driving
  
 

Class J - Toyota Hiace 4x4 or similar

 

  • number of passengers: 9
  • number of doors: 4
  • 6 large suitcases and 2 small suitcases        
  • Manual transmission
  
 
   

Class E - Ford Transit Van*

 

  • number of passengers: 14
  • number of doors: 5
  • 4 suitcases and 2 small bags
  • fuel type: diesel
  • manual transmission
  • airbags
  • anti-lock brake system

 

*Please note that we advise to rent a luggage trailer with this car  

as luggage space will be limited.

       

* Not suitable for highland driving. Please note that driving a car that is not suitable for highland driving on an F marked road, on Kjölur route (35) or Kaldidalur route (550) could result in a fine. Please also note that Icelandic rescue squads monitor the highlands and can report any breach of the car rental terms and conditions to the supplier.

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Car Rental Package Prices

Spring 2013
Valid to June 14th 2013

Summer 2013
Valid from June 15th - August 31st 2013

 

Autumn 2013

Valid from September 1st 2013

 

 

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