Renting a vehicle is the easiest, comfortable and flexible way to explore Iceland. The country is incredibly beautiful and the best way to visit it is driving along the Ring Road.
Ring Road is the supreme experience. Along it are spread the most important attractions of Iceland.
But to drive along the Ring Road you need a vehicle. And how you get a vehicle when in Iceland if not by renting it?!
We chose to rent the vehicle from Blue Car, an Iceland car rental company with many great reviews. The renting process might look a little complicated but in reality, it is not.
I prepared for you a list with 5 of the most important things you should know about Blue Car rental Reykjavik, things which might help you decide about renting a vehicle.
1. It is a local business
First of all, I want you to know that Blue Car is a local business, not an international one. And this thing is very easy to observe. Starting with the inquiry process and ending with drop off. You have a more personal experience. The company is not very big and they are very interested to maintain a high service standard and to offer good experiences to everyone who’s renting their cars.
2. There is a minimum rental period of 24 hours
A good thing about Blue Car rental is that you can rent a car for 24 hours. Enough to drive along the Golden Circle or to do a day trip from Reykjavik.
Renting a small car, perfect for a day trip is cheaper than a taxi or a day tour.
More than that, you can be your own boss; you won’t be constrained to a scheduler or a group. At least for me, this is very important. The idea that I can do what I want, when I want gives me a feeling of freedom and relaxation.
3. There is an age limit for the driver
Most Iceland car rental companies impose an age limit for the drives. One of the most important things to know about Blue Car rental Reykjavik is that they impose age limit too.
Blue Car has different age limits depending on the type of vehicle you want to rent.
More precisely, if you want to rent a 2WD or a medium-size 4WD/AWD you should have at least 20 years old.
For large SUV, large 4WD and luxury cars you need to have at least 23 years old.
4. They don’t hold deposits from customers
Another big plus for Blue Car is because they don’t hold deposits from customers, as most of the international companies do. And this is a big advantage!
When you go to the desk to pick up your car you need to show them a valid credit card and they will hold the imprint of your credit card as a guarantee.
If you don’t have a valid credit card you should not be worried! They accept 16 digit number card! I mean, debit cards! I am sure you have at least one debit card on your name!
5. They accept all driving licenses as long as they are in English or have a translation
Most Iceland car rental companies accept to rent the vehicle if you have an international licence. But Blue car accepts any driving licence as long as it is valid and is written with Latin characters. These are other important things to know about Blue Car rental Reykjavik.
The ideal case is when you have an international driving license. For sure you would not have any problems with an international licence. But if you don’t have one, it’s not quite so drastically.
The most important thing is to have a driving license with Latin characters and an English translation of it.
In order to rent a vehicle company would need to see at least the following information: issuing date, expire date, full name and driver’s license number.
I told you is not that complicated to rent a car! Blue Car rental is pretty flexible so renting would be much easier than you thought!
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