Beyond starting and ending a road trip in Reykjavik, there are also plenty of day trips from Reykjavik that you can take, so long as you have a rental car. Some of Iceland’s most popular and well-known sites are just a short drive away from the city. What are the best day trips from Reykjavik? Keep reading to learn more...
If you rent a car, eventually, you’ll need to fuel it up. Even if you’re not planning on taking a full road trip around Iceland, it’s still expected that you’ll fuel up your vehicle before returning it to your rental provider. So, whether you’re travelling near or far, here is everything you need to know about refilling your tank or your battery.
While we talk a lot about driving around Iceland, eventually, you’ll need to actually park. However, don’t just assume that you can park anywhere in Iceland and that Iceland’s parking laws are similar to those in your home country. Here’s everything you need to know in order to park correctly and safely in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Taking a family road trip around Iceland is an adventure, but it doesn’t have to be hard. In this article, we’re breaking down everything you need to know about travel with kids in Iceland, and how to take a family road trip around the country.
Reynisfjara in Iceland is a black sand beach that has received a lot amount of attention from travellers from all around the world. Here’s everything you need to know about visiting Reynisfjara black sand beach in Iceland: what to do there and around, the best times to visit, and how to stay safe when visiting Reynisfjara.
Thinking of visiting Iceland in December? This is a wonderful month to experience the end-of-the-year festivities and to see the northern lights. Keep reading to learn more about what driving in Iceland in December is like, and what to do and see in Iceland in December.
Considering visiting Iceland in November? In this article, we’re answering all your need-to-know questions about driving in Iceland in November, including what are the road conditions like in Iceland, what kind of rental car you need in Iceland at this time of the year and where can you go and see in Iceland in November.
There’s no better place for a honeymoon or romantic getaway than Iceland. The dramatic land of fire and ice provides gorgeous scenery everywhere you look, plenty of hot springs to cozy up to your honey, and endless ways to go on bond-strengthening and exploratory adventures. Find out what are the best places to go as a couple in Iceland, what to do, and how to plan a romantic road trip in Iceland. Keep reading...
If you’re considering planning a road trip to Iceland in October, you’ll need to know what to do and to see in Iceland in October, the best rental cars in Iceland in October, what driving in Iceland in the fall is like, and more! Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about driving around this beautiful country in October.
Thinking of taking a road trip to Iceland in September? This late summer/early fall month is a great time to visit, for many reasons. The weather, cost, activities — it all makes for an enjoyable experience for travellers. Plus, you’ll have even more to enjoy, as road trips in Iceland are unlike road trips anywhere else in the world. Keep reading to know more.
Planning on visiting Iceland in August? August is the perfect month for you to experience a self-driving trip around our beautiful country. Before you embark on your road trip to Iceland in August, there are a few things you’ll want to know. Continue reading to know more.
Planning on visiting Iceland in July? Summer is Iceland’s peak tourism season, so you wouldn't be alone. However, you can ditch the crowds in the major tourist hubs and get off the beaten path, when you take an Iceland summer road trip.
Thinking of visiting Iceland in June? For the most part, Iceland will be bright, sunny, green, and filled with flora and fauna. Experience the midnight sun and travel the Ring Road, the Westfjords, and even the Highlands. Keep reading to learn all this and more.
During May, Iceland really starts to come alive and visitors enjoy many of the benefits of visiting Iceland during the summer, but without all the summertime crowds and high prices. Springtime is also a great season for a road trip, as the roads are more passable. Keep reading to know more...
Interested in an electric car rental in Iceland? Here’s everything you need to know about electric and hybrid vehicle requirements and charging stations in Iceland, as well as all the details you need about where you can and can’t go while driving an electric car in Iceland.
As winter ends and spring takes hold on our island, the weather changes and the road conditions improve, but what you can see and do in Iceland in April might differ from winter or summer. Iceland in spring is a unique time that you won’t want to miss! To help you plan the best self-driving trip in April, here’s everything you need to know.
There are plenty of reasons why you might choose to take a road trip to Iceland in March. While March is still cold and blustery in the country, visitors can avoid the higher travel prices while also enjoying slightly better weather than you might find in the dead of winter. Here is everything you know about travelling and driving in Iceland in March!
If you’re wanting to see Iceland off the beaten path, away from the crowds, especially if you’ve already visited the top spots on a prior trip, you’ve come to the right place. We’re giving you our locals-approved, top nine Iceland secret spots to add to your next Iceland road trip itinerary!
Spending New Year’s Eve in Iceland is a unique way to enjoy the holiday, as you experience Iceland’s cultural New Year’s celebrations while also taking in the gorgeous winter landscape the country boasts in winter. Learn more about New Year in Iceland and the best tips for your self-driving trip during these holidays!
Planning a road trip to Iceland in February? There’s a lot you’ll need to know about Iceland in winter (or, more specifically, driving in Iceland in winter) to ensure you have both a safe and enjoyable trip. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about driving in Iceland in February.
If you’re thinking of taking a road trip to Iceland in January, you may be excited about all the wintertime Iceland activities but also a little hesitant about the driving part of the road trip. Iceland in January is beautiful but getting around can be difficult. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about driving in Iceland in January.
While an Iceland road trip is the best way to see the sights, when you're not driving, Iceland is filled with memorable hiking trails that will take you where even the best rental car will not. Here’s everything you need to know if you're planning an Iceland hiking trip, including the best hiking routes in Iceland, what to pack for hiking in Iceland, the best time to hike in Iceland and more.
If you’re planning to spend two weeks in Iceland, there’s a lot that you can see and do. With 14 days, you can create a trip that allows you to see the best of the entire country. To help you pick the best itinerary in Iceland, we’ve laid out our top suggestions for a 14-day Iceland road trip, whether you're visiting during summer or winter.
Christmas in Iceland is a magical time of year. The country, cloaked in snow and ice, aglow with the northern lights (and holiday lights!), feels extra-festive throughout the month of December. Learn everything about planning your road trip and driving in Iceland during the Christmas season!
Driving the Westfjords of Iceland is a singular experience that’s unlike anything you'll find elsewhere. Whether you want to spend just a day or two in Iceland’s Westfjords, or you want to plan an entire Westfjords road trip, here’s everything you need to know about driving to and around this region of the country.
Dreaming of an Iceland getaway but only have a few days to spare? While we always think more time spent in Iceland is better, it is possible to see some of the highlights of Iceland in just a few days. In this article, we’re going to answer travellers’ top questions about how to see Iceland in 3 days and the best itinerary for your trip.
Planning a trip to Iceland and wanting to see the Snaefellsnes Peninsula by car? We're answering all your most-asked questions about this popular West Iceland road trip, such as what’s there to see during a Snaefellsnes road trip, what kind of car you need, transportation options and the best time to visit.
Iceland is known for its scenic beauty and there’s no better way to see all of it than by renting a car and going on a road trip. Normally, a road trip might require you to do lots of research and planning but there are already plenty of Iceland road trip routes that are popular. All you have to do is pick the best driving route in Iceland for you. Here you will find the top scenic road trips in Iceland.
Planning a trip to West Iceland and wondering if a self-driving itinerary is the best option for you? Here’s everything you need to know: West Iceland’s regions and must-see spots, the best rental car for a West Iceland trip, top tips for taking a camper van to West Iceland and whether or not you should rent a 2WD car for your itinerary.
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 hot spring 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, 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 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 travelling 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, 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 travellers 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 rental car to self-drive on Iceland’s South Coast? And the safest car rental choice to drive along the 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's 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 4x4 in Iceland, how to choose the right 4x4 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. Read our article to know more about exploring the best of Iceland without spending too much money!
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!
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.
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.
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 4x4 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.
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 land? 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!