FAQ

Frequently Asked Questons for Friend in Iceland Tours

When can we see the northern lights?

The northern lights are most visible during the winter months, typically from October to April. However, the best chances of witnessing this breathtaking phenomenon are from December to February. This is because in order for the northern lights to be visible, it has to be dark outside.

What is the best time of year to visit Iceland?

The ideal time to visit Iceland depends on the experiences you seek. If you wish to see the northern lights, snowy landscapes, and icy wonders, it’s best to plan your trip during the winter months. On the other hand, if you prefer 24-hour daylight, easily accessible roads, and abundant birdlife, the summer months would be more suitable.

Is pricing per person or per vehicle?

Our pricing is per vehicle and is based on the size of the chosen vehicle.

Can I customize my trip? 

Absolutely! Our private trips are tailored to your preferences and needs. Since these trips are paid per vehicle, they offer complete customization. Our vehicles are comfortable and equipped with Wi-Fi for your convenience. Whether you’d like to be heavily involved in the planning stages of the trip or not have to think about it at all, we can create an unforgettable experience.

Who designs my trip?

Our experienced guides are dedicated to curating once-in-a-lifetime experiences for you. If you have specific ideas or preferences for your trip, simply send us a message, and we will design the itinerary accordingly. We are here to assist you in customizing your tour.

What is the minimum number of people for your trips?

There is no minimum number of people required for our trips. However, as our trips are priced per vehicle, it is most cost-effective to have a small group of people traveling together.

What is the maximum number of people for your trips?

Our largest vehicles accommodate up to 19 travelers. If your group consists of more than 19 people, we offer the option to add another vehicle to your trip.

Frequently Asked Questions for Friend in Iceland Car rental

Is it expensive to rent a car in Iceland?

As one of the most expensive countries in the world, Iceland reflects higher costs in various aspects, including car rentals. On average, the daily rate for renting a car in Iceland is around $152.

Can foreigners rent a car in Iceland?

Yes, foreigners can rent cars in Iceland. To be eligible, you need a driver’s license with Latin characters and a credit card.

How much does a daily rental cost?

The rental cost varies depending on factors such as the type of car, additional services like insurance and automatic transmission, and the number of rental days. Our prices decrease based on the duration of the rental. During the low season, the pricing structure is as follows: 1-2 days, 3-6 days, 7-13 days, and 14-40 days. In the high season, prices are calculated on a daily basis. Most add-ons are priced per day, with the exception of an additional driver, which is priced once.

What do I need to rent a car in Iceland

To rent a car in Iceland, you need a driver’s license with Latin characters and a credit card with sufficient credit to cover the car rental deposit. 
It’s a good habit to check the weather and road conditions each morning before you start driving.

How does the car rental process at Friend in Iceland work? 

You can conveniently book your car online through our website, or if you prefer, you can visit our office at Gerisgata 7a, 101 Reykjavík.

For those picking up their cars at Keflavík, you can go to the Europcar desk, present your voucher, and the staff will assist you in acquiring your vehicle.

If you are staying at a hotel in Reykjavík, we provide a pick-up service from your hotel at the scheduled time for car rental pick-up. You will then be driven to the Europcar car park at the Reykjavík domestic airport.

All our rental cars are provided with a full tank of fuel and unlimited mileage. It is important to return the car with a full tank; otherwise, a penalty cost will be incurred.

What kind of insurance do I need to rent a car in Iceland?

We offer two insurance packages: the medium package insurance and the premium package insurance. The medium package includes a $900 liability in case of any incidents, while the premium package covers everything except the bottom of the car and the side windows, providing you with no liability. As gravel on the roads can cause damage, we strongly recommend opting for the premium insurance package. If you already have your own insurance, additional insurance may not be necessary. However, please note that some customers have experienced delays in insurance payouts.

What kind of car do I need to drive around Iceland?

For most Icelandic roads, a regular vehicle is sufficient, with the size depending on the number of people sharing the car. However, some specific areas like the highlands and certain gravel roads throughout the country and the Westfjords require a 4×4 car. For popular trips such as the Golden Circle, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, South Coast, and the Ring Road (Road 1), a 4×4 is generally unnecessary. 

How do I pick up my vehicle at Keflavík International Airport and how do I return it?

The Europcar desk at the airport is located in the arrival area, and the car park is a short 5-minute walk from departures.

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