Iceland Travel Tips

How is the Weather in Iceland?

Iceland is known for unpredictable weather. In one day, you can often drive through all 4 seasons. It is also possible to get stuck in somewhere unexpectedly because of a sudden storm.

Driving on Icelandic F Roads

The highlands, also known as the F roads, are quite tricky to traverse in the summers and are closed in the winter except for Super Jeep tours. Read on for more information about these rugged areas!

What Kind of Car Should I Rent?

Choosing the right car for your trip depends on things like how many people are in your group, where you want to go, and what time of year it is. If you‘re just visiting downtown Reykjavík or just rolling through the Golden Circle, a 4x4 is not necessary!

February Playlist: Fun and Funky 70s

A fun and funky playlist of 70s jams for your drive around Iceland. This playlist features smooth hits from James Brown, Stevie Wonder, and more!

Lava Car Rental Spotify Playlist for January 2019

Here is our playlist for January. Enjoy the ride with these sweet tunes from our January Spotify Playlist.

Lava's Holiday Playlist

We've put together a Holiday Playlist for you as the daylight fades and the winter chill sets in for the season. Enjoy the festive feeling and have happy and safe travel in Iceland on our rental car options.

How is the mobile and data connection in Iceland?

That dreadful seconds of your day when you realize that you are not fully connected to the internet. How will you ever get by??

November Lava Playlist

We hope you enjoy your visit in Iceland in November, here are some tunes from our November playlist on Spotify that you can play while you Navigate on our rental car in Iceland. We hope this helps you make everlasting Icelandic memories. Enjoy.

Cash or Card?: Currency in Iceland

How do you pay for stuff in Iceland? Is it better to carry cash, or can you get by with your debit card? Should you exchange your currency before you get here? How do you pay for your rental car? Coffee? Read more to find out all about money in Iceland.

Slow Adventure

Slow Adventure is a form of tourism which allows travelers to create inspiring connections with the outdoors and helps them reflect, reconnect and become closer to nature. Iceland offers Slow Adventure tours in southern Iceland in and around the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull.

Hiking, Biking and Bathing - A South Coast Tour

Looking for an action-packed day tour along the beautiful South Coast of Iceland? This one includes a bike ride to the famous DC3 plane wreck in Sólheimasandur, letting the mists of Gljúfrabúi and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls refresh you, glacier hiking over Sólheimajökull glacier, bathing in Seljavallalaug geothermal pool, ending the day with a peek into Raufarhólshellir, a lava cave.

Thank you Northbound!

We dont rent out cars to get awards. But we do like awards.

Driving information

Before you hit the road and head-off on an unforgettable adventure, please get yourself in line with the rules and regulations and get the head's up about driving in Iceland.

How is the Gratuity or Tipping in Iceland?

It´s not illegal, it´s not rude and it is not customary. Lets go through the tipping customs in Iceland and more

Hardest language in the world?

Perhaps icelandic might be the hardest language to learn in the world. We really dont think so, infact we think it´s pretty easy.

Iceland is north of The Wall

In this short video describing shooting scenes in Iceland for season 7 of Game of Thrones they talk about what is so special about the Icelandic landscapes, the big vistas, the unique lighting condition and more.

"Winter is coming"

Winter is coming will sound familiar with everyone watching Game of Thrones. Watch Will Carmack travel around Iceland looking for the locations Game of Thrones filmed in Iceland. Travelling in Iceland during the wintertime? Great. Ice and snow transforms the scenery and creates magical beauty.

Find the location of Hollywood movie scenes

Here is a new interactive map to make it easy to find locations where Hollywood movies and TV shows have been filmed in Iceland. From Game of Thrones and Interstellar to Batman Begins and Noah, this map makes it easier than ever to track the settings of your favorite movies in one of our Lava Auto rental cars. #LavaAutoAdventures

Feel like you are driving in a scene from a movie?

If you feel like you are in a movie when driving around the spectacular Icelandic scenery, chances are that you are in a location used in one of numerous famous Hollywood movies and TV shows. On your trip around Iceland in your Lava Auto rental car you can visit places from your favorite movies and even try to recreate a shot from your favorite movie with you as the new leading star.

Do the Dettifoss circle

Visit the most powerful waterfall in Europe Dettifoss from both sides and the amazing scenery in the area. Accessible in Lava Auto 4WD rental cars, perfect for a self guided daytour.

Dragons in Iceland

The Icelandic Sagas contain the first description of the four guardian spirits that protect Iceland including a dragon. Go hunting for dragons in Iceland and visit the locations in your Lava Auto rental car.

Iceland doesn´t have to be expensive – Let the people help you

Our new fleet of campers is a another way for you to cut costs in accommodation. Built in beds, lights, chargers for mobiles and computers are among the standard accessories offered with every car, for your comfort and pleasure.

Icelandic coffee is the best

Yes, you read right. Although coffee is not grown in Iceland (except for a few beans in the experimental greenhouse in Hveragerði on the south coast, where they also grow bananas) Icelanders have a long coffee tradition and have enjoyed the black drink of joy ever since the 17th century when we have the first records of prominent Icelanders and Danes in Iceland drinking tea and coffee at special occasions.