Planning a trip to Iceland and wondering if you should camp for part (or all) of your journey? Then you’ve come to the right place! We’re giving you all the info you need to know about camping in Iceland: why you should camp in Iceland, the best time to do it, Icelandic camping regulations, campsites in Iceland, and much more!
If you’re planning an upcoming Iceland holiday, and you’re considering what might be the best things to do in Iceland while you’re here, we can help. We’re pulling together our expert advice as professionals in the travel industry, as well as our up-to-the-minute knowledge as Iceland locals, to help you plan the perfect Iceland itinerary.
Iceland is filled with beautiful, world-renowned waterfalls. From Gullfoss (considered Iceland’s most beautiful) to Glymur (Iceland’s second-tallest waterfall), Skogafoss to Seljalandsfoss, Iceland has more than 10,000 waterfalls, and each is unique. To help you plan the best Iceland waterfalls itinerary, we’re pulling together our top 10 favourites, as well as tips on how to visit them by car.
If you’re planning to visit Iceland for 8 days, you’ll want to be sure that you plan your trip very carefully, so that you can see the best of the country in that small amount of time. In this article, you will find everything you need to plan your Iceland road trip and the best itineraries for your 8 days in the country.
With the right preparation, the right car rental and the right insurance, you can have an excellent trip in Iceland, even if the unexpected happens. Here’s everything you need to know about renting a car in Iceland and purchasing the proper insurance to keep you protected along the way.
As the second most powerful waterfall in Europe, Dettifoss offers spectacular and breathtaking views. Keep reading to learn more about the Dettifoss waterfall, how and when to visit it in a self-drive trip, and local tips to make the most out of your journey in Northern Iceland.
Iceland’s landscape is one of contrasts, its geography mixing craggy volcanoes with smooth glacier ice to create a destination quite unlike any other in the world. Here are seven glaciers you can visit in Iceland, how to reach them by car and what to do at the glacier once you get there.
Planning a trip to Iceland? If you’ve decided to rent a car in Iceland for a self-driving trip around the country, here you will find everything you need to consider before booking your rental vehicle and our local tips to make your decision process easier.
When you’re travelling to Iceland, you’ll quickly discover that public transport in the country is somewhat lacking (at least compared to other major tourist destinations). Preparing for this ahead of time can save you a lot of frustration and annoyance. We’ll be talking about all of your Iceland transportation articles below, so keep reading!
One of Iceland’s main tourist draws is all of our beautiful volcanoes and one of the best ways to visit them is on a self-drive trip. In this article, you will find everything you need to know about Iceland's volcanoes, how to reach them, and what activities you can do there.
Iceland’s natural hot springs are one of our top attractions. To help you see the best (as well as some of the newer, less-crowded hot spring spas in Iceland), we’re answering all of your need-to-know questions about visiting Iceland’s latest and best hot springs during a self-driving trip.
The Golden Circle in Iceland is one of the country’s most famous scenic routes, and a Golden Circle self-drive tour can allow you to see everything along it — from towering waterfalls to magical vistas. Keep reading to know everything about self-driving the Golden Circle!
If you’re coming to Iceland for a Route 1 road trip, Northern Iceland is a must-see region. However, while choosing a 4x4 rental in Iceland for your trip is the first step to ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience, there are some other things you’ll want to consider, to make your Northern Iceland trip as successful as possible.
Planning a trip to drive the F-roads of Iceland or the Iceland Highland roads to explore one of the most remote areas of the country? Here’s everything you need to know about Iceland Highlands and F-roads driving in Iceland, including the most popular routes and useful tips.
No matter how you plan on travelling through Iceland, whether you’re renting a car or seeing the island by tour, if you’re a foodie, you have to try some traditional Icelandic food. Here are our top tips as Icelandic locals, as to what you need to taste and try while in Iceland. These are our favourite and most recommended nine Icelandic dishes, so you can eat like a local and embrace Icelandic culture during your trip.
The Ring Road of Iceland is the most popular tourist driving route in the country. However, taking on this long highway that stretches around the entirety of the island is no easy task. Driving the Ring Road of Iceland requires careful planning, in order to ensure you see only the best attractions of your road trip in Iceland. Keep reading to know everything about the Route 1 of Iceland and what are the best attractions to see along the way.
If you’re planning 10 days in Iceland, there’s no better way to spend your time, regardless of the season, than by driving your way around the island. An Iceland 10-day itinerary can give you just enough time to see some of the country’s best spots, without putting you into a rush. Of course, proper planning is necessary in order to make the most out of your 10 days in Iceland, so that’s why we’re here to help.
If you’re an intrepid traveller looking for a new adventure, we can’t recommend the Arctic Coast Way of Iceland enough. Keep reading to learn all about what it can offer you; how to prepare for the roads and weather of Iceland North Fjord; the best times to travel the route (as well as differences between travelling the route in the summer versus the winter), and the best Iceland 4x4 car rental to take you on your journey.
If you are planning a road trip to Iceland and travel on a budget, you might be wondering how to rent a cheap car in Iceland. Here is all you need to know about economy rental cars in Iceland.
We're helping you decide how to spend 5 days with your rental in Iceland, whether you're visiting in the summer, winter or anytime in between. As well as what you should do based on the season, your budget and your rental car. Keep reading to find out more.
If you’re considering camping in Iceland or wondering if an Iceland camper van rental is right for your upcoming trip, we’re here to show you why this is one of the most popular options. Keep reading to know more!
To help you make the most of your one-week holiday in Iceland, the local experts at Lava Car Rental are here with their best tips, tricks and recommendations for an Iceland road trip for seven days. We’ll answer your questions about the best road trip itinerary for seven days in Iceland, the must-see attractions during a one-week holiday in Iceland, and how much to budget for seven days in Iceland. And, of course, we’ll give you some professional tips on renting your car in Iceland.
If you’re planning an aurora-hunting road trip to Iceland in 2021, we’re here to help. This article includes all you need to know about when and where to see the northern lights in Iceland. We will also recommend the best car for your trip and tell you about the safety rules for your trip.
Keflavik Airport is Iceland’s main international airport and the first stop for travelers visiting Iceland worldwide. If you’re going to do a self-drive trip in Iceland, here’s all you need to know about car rentals at Iceland’s airports.
what’s the best car to rent if you’re self-driving Iceland’s South Coast? What’s the safest car choice for self-driving along Iceland’s South Coast in the winter? To help you answer all these questions and more, we’re breaking down everything you need to know about renting a car for a South Iceland self-driving trip.
In this article, we're laying out the seven most important Iceland winter driving tips and things to know, including advice and info on Iceland winter weather, Iceland winter temperatures, Iceland winter road conditions, must-know safety rules for driving in Iceland and the best cars to rent in Iceland in the winter.
In this article, we’re breaking down when and where exactly you’ll need a 4WD in Iceland, how to choose the right 4WD for you and even how to drive on those tricky Iceland F-roads.
Not sure how to pick an Iceland camper rental or where to go once you have one? Not sure on the rules of the road or the best ways to plan an Iceland camper rental trip? We have you covered with our full, extensive guide to renting a camper in Iceland.
From the mystical natural hot springs to the surreal glaciers, Iceland is home to some of the most stunning geography in the world. This incredible destination allures photographers, adrenaline junkies, and nature-loving travelers alike.
Make sure you pack all the right clothing to wear while in Iceland, whatever season you’re visiting. As lifetime Iceland locals, we know exactly what you need to pack in your suitcase to remain comfortable, whether you’re hunting the northern lights in the dead of winter, or driving around the South Coast in the middle of Iceland’s short summer season.
If you plan on driving in Iceland during an upcoming trip, take a look at our full guide to driving in Iceland — so you can be safe on the road and have as much fun during your Iceland adventure as possible!
Ever thought about climbing to the top of a volcano? You can fairly easily, but there are risks. Hekla has an amazing view from the top and it's not a very hard hike which makes it and popular site to visit, but there is a risk of an eruption at any time. Read on to find out more.
Iceland is known for its unpredictable weather, you can drive through all 4 seasons in one day! Keep reading to know everything about the weather and the best time to visit Iceland.
Read our ultimate guide to renting a car in Iceland. Why you should hire a car for your Iceland trip, how to choose the right one, what to consider, and much more!
Iceland is among the top internet users in the world, and our connectivity and speeds are only getting better. Read on to find out more, including how to contact our three main phone providers, or if the readily available wi-fi is best for you.
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.
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, and ending the day with a peek into Raufarhólshellir, a lava cave.
The water in Iceland is very clean, and we stand with companies encouraging travelers to Iceland not to drink bottled water. It creates a lot of waste, and the same quality water is free from the tap. Here's what you need to know about water from different sources in Iceland.
We’re breaking down everything you need to know about Iceland tipping etiquette, cash and credit card usage in Iceland, Iceland currency and more. All you need to know about spending money in Iceland is in this article.
Are you interested in learning the Icelandic language to use on your vacation? Most Icelanders speak English very well, so you won't have a problem if you can't. But here are some tips and information for those who want to learn more.
Winter is coming will sound familiar with everyone watching Game of Thrones. Watch blogger Will Carmack travel around Iceland looking for the locations Game of Thrones filmed in Iceland.
If you consider yourself a true cinephile, you’re going to want to see some of these Iceland filming locations during your visit and the best way to do that is via car. Renting a car in Iceland makes it simple and convenient for you to hop between shooting locations, from Star Wars’ Planet Lah’mu to the Vale of Arryn in Game of Thrones.
Visit the most powerful waterfall in Europe Dettifoss from both sides and the amazing scenery in the area. Accessible in our 4WD rental cars, these sites are perfect for a self-guided tour that will take about 1 day. You'll see waterfalls, craters and volcanic formations around Northern 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 with help from Lava Car Rental.
Lava Car Rental is located just steps away from Keflavik International Airport, so we know this area — and the whole island, really — like the backs of our hands. So, ready to start your Iceland adventure as soon as you touch down? Here’s everything we recommend you see and do near Keflavik Airport.
Wondering how to plan a budget Iceland trip? We have all the tips and tricks you need for seeing Iceland at an affordable rate.
Icelanders have a long coffee tradition and have enjoyed the black drink of joy as early as the 17th century, when records show that prominent Icelanders and Danes in Iceland drank tea and coffee on special occasions. Read on to find out where Icelanders get a good cup of java these days!