Car Hire Iceland
With its abundance of natural activity, this volcanic paradise is ever becoming more and more popular with tourists wishing to have a holiday experience unlike any other. The country's inhabitants choose to mostly travel by car; as this is the chosen method by the people, why not do as the Icelanders do and travel by car. Budget car hire in Iceland enables you to explore the country's many amazing delights without having to rely on public transport.
Some might say that Iceland's lunar landscape does not convey conventional beauty, but it cannot be argued that the breathtaking scenes around the island are indeed beautiful. As is widely known, Iceland is graced with extreme climatic conditions. This means that in the winter months it may not be possible to navigate the interior roads by car, however the coastal roads tend to remain open all year round so whatever time of year and however the weather, Budget car hire in Iceland is the perfect way to enjoy your holiday.
Car Rental Iceland
Iceland partly sits within the Arctic Circle making it possible to witness the magical Northern Lights. It should be remembered however that the extreme latitude of Iceland means that perpetual night and day come into effect during certain parts of the year, as a result it is necessary to keep these specialist conditions in mind when using your rental car, as understandably it is easy to become disorientated.
The hot springs that make Iceland famous are easily reached with your rental car; locals swear by the rejuvenating powers of the mineral waters and tourists flock to these magical pools all year round to achieve relaxation and rejuvenation. Iceland's only city and capital is Reykjavik, the city is car friendly and as such a Budget rental car is the ideal way to tour the area.
The majority of interior roads in Iceland are made up of loose gravel; as such it is essential to slow down when approaching oncoming traffic. Additionally the mountain roads are narrow and not designed for high speed driving. In general the urban speed limit is around 50 km/h (31 mph), 80 km/h (49 mph) on rural gravel roads and 90 km/h (55 mph) on tarmac rural roads. However, danger signs will typically indicate an upcoming hazard and drivers are advised to select a suitable speed to cope with the hazard. At all times of the year cars must be driven with their lights on, it is illegal to leave marked roads and seatbelts must be worn by all passengers. As with many countries driving under the influence of alcohol is prohibited.
Iceland is a land of coastal fjords and charming fishing villages. By using your hire car to take a trip along the coastal ring road it is possible to see these areas of outstanding natural beauty, whilst lovers of wildlife will not want to miss the opportunity to see the species of whales that regularly frequent the island practically all year round. Activity holidays are extremely popular in Iceland with skiing in the winter months and trekking in the summer. Remember that the larger cars in the Budget rental range are ideal for storing equipment such as skis or snowboards. With a fascinating and rugged interior it is easy to see why so many choose to visit Iceland; with the addition of a hire car it is possible to make the most of this unique holiday destination.