Driving a Toyota Yaris while in Iceland is a cost-effective way to get around the country, while enjoying all the freedoms that a rental car offers. You can come and go as you please, and plan your own self-driving itinerary that hits all the top spots in the country, all on a budget.
The Toyota Yaris is a compact little hatchback economy car that’s a great pick for singles, couples or small families or groups of friends, who are travelling on a budget and visiting the main tourist spots throughout Iceland. While it is on the smaller side, it can still comfortably fit four people, including luggage: one large suitcase and one small suitcase. Comparatively, the Toyota Yaris provides a larger trunk space than the similar Toyota Aygo. One great benefit of this car’s compact size? It’s both easy to drive and to park!
Even though this car is easy to drive, it does still sport important safety features that may come in handy in an array of situations, like cruise control, a speed limiter, emergency brake assist and front and side airbags. A rearview camera makes parallel parking and backing up easy and stress-free.
Despite these safety features and its ease of driving, it is worth noting that the Toyota Yaris isn’t a good fit for driving on Iceland’s F-roads and throughout the Highlands, where a 4x4 vehicle is required by law. The Toyota Yaris is automatic and FWD, and its compact size makes it low to the ground — in other words, not suitable for rough, gravel roadways. However, these elements that make it unsuitable for the Highlands and other rural areas make it perfect for zipping around more urban areas, like Reykjavik.
Wherever you drive a Toyota Yaris in Iceland, you'll enjoy the many creature comforts found throughout the vehicle, including the entertainment features. Air conditioning will keep you comfortable during the Iceland summer months and after you’ve worked up a sweat on our many hiking trails, while heated front seats will keep you cosy in even the harshest winter temperatures. A touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, USB connector and 12 V connector all make it easy for you to listen to your favourite music, podcasts and other media while on the go, as well as keep all of your devices charged throughout your trip.
The Toyota Yaris runs on gasoline.
Does this vehicle sound like the perfect fit for your upcoming trip to Iceland? If you’re travelling in a group of two or three, don’t have a lot of luggage and plan to stick around Reykjavik, with only a few day trips outside of the city, then you’ll be more than comfortable in your Toyota Yaris. Check this vehicle’s availability today!
As mentioned, driving a Toyota Yaris in Iceland is a great choice if you’re staying in well-travelled, urban or popular areas where the roadways are well-maintained and kept clean during the winter months. However, the Toyota Yaris isn’t a good fit for trips to more rural, remote and rugged regions of Iceland, such as the Highlands.
More specifically, the Toyota Yaris is a perfect option for travellers flying into Keflavik and then going on to Reykjavik. From there, the Toyota Yaris will easily get travellers around the city (and it’s oh-so-easy to park!) and is suitable for day trips and shorter, weekend trips to nearby locales as well.
The Golden Circle, for example, is a popular day trip away from Reykjavik, though you could also stay the night here and further check out the sights and sounds as you take your time. Whatever you choose to do, the Yaris will safely and comfortably take you there.
Additionally, the South Coast is just a short drive from Reykjavik, too, though you’ll want to spend a weekend or a few days along the South Coast, to fully experience it. The South Coast offers a wealth of interesting things to do and see, from waterfalls to glaciers, black sand beaches to lagoons.