• Steinhella 17b, 221 Hafnarfjörður
  • rvr@rvr.is
  • (+354) 555-4733

FAQ

Why are camper rentals in Iceland so expensive?
We can name 4 main reasons; 1) In Iceland cars and campers cost twice as much as in most other countries.  2) The main rental season is only 3-4 months a year.  3) Our vehicles are stored inside during the winter, in warm and dry storage. 4) We then choose to offer only the best truck campers available while some other rental companies try to lower their price by offering older and/or low quality, cheap campers. Our campers are the right ones for you, your family and friends to experience Iceland in safety and comfort.
Why do I have to pay up front?
You always have to pay a 50% deposit at booking. No later than 4 weeks prior to your rental period the remaining amount is due. If booking is made within 4 weeks of your rental period, all the quoted amount is due. If paid by credit card the whole amount is due at booking. Of course you can cancel your order at any time, but when you confirm your order by paying the 50%  or more it means you are commited to your order. Our small company needs commitment to be able to plan ahead.
When are the highland roads open for traffic?

The highland season in Iceland is different from one year to another. Some years it is open early spring, May - June and again mid July - Oktober. In 2015 it was completely closed untill late July but last year (2017) it was open from late June till Novemeber so it is difficult to forecast. If it is a cold winter with a lot of snow you can expect a late opening, but if it does not snow alot, you often can travel there early spring but the highlands are usually closed November - April and again during thawing of ice in June. A safe bet would therefore be July, August and September but after mid Oktober you can expect snow and high winds.

Are there toilets in the vehicles?
Our mid range and larger 4x4 campers have a toilet and a shower but if neccessary you can order a portable toilet at booking for the smaller ones. The campers have a storage compartment where you can keep a portable toilet safely.
What documents will I need?

You will be asked to present your driving licence and credit card when you come to collect your car. Further identification, such as a passport, may also be required.


    DRIVING LISENCE
    • Your driving licence will need to be held for at least two years and be from your country of residence. If your licence is of non-roman alphabet (e.g. Japanese), then an International driving licence will be required.
    • An International Driver's Permit alone isn't sufficient for a rental - it only be used in conjunction with a standard driving licence.
    • RV Rental normally accepts up to 6 points on minor traffic offences such as speeding. If you have more than 6 penalty points then please contact us for more information.
    • UK licence holder will need to take their ID card and its paper counterpart (old style licence still accepted).

  • CREDIT CARD
    • The credit card you present when collecting your vehicle must be in the driver's name.
    • This is required for security reasons and to identify you.

  • Please note that we can under no circumstances rent a car to a person failing to provide the above mentioned original documents - copies are not accepted.
What is included; linen, cutlery, towels etc.?

            In each camper; Full kitchen with pots, pans, cutlery, espresso coffee maker, diswasher fluid, wiping cloths and chemicals for the toilets.                                        

            You can order bedcovers, pillows, linens and towels and furhter accessories at booking.

Tips regarding driving in Iceland

Iceland has so many things to give and so many wonderful things to see, but at the same time Iceland can be very unforgiving to anyone that is not careful whilst driving.

There are few things that you should be aware of when driving in Iceland:

Gravel roads - There are many gravel roads in Iceland. Often they come straight after a nice asphalt road with a small sign that is easy to miss. If you drive fast onto a gravel road and the car starts to turn – slow down steadily and don't panic.

F-roads - The F stands for low maintenance gravel road where only 4x4 vehicles are suitable. Normal 2WD rental vehicles are not allowed on F-roads and in some cases the roads are so bad that standard 4x4 rental vehicles are not allowed either. No isurance covers damage to vehicles damaged due to bad F-road condition which means that you enter them at own risk.

Rivers - You may have to cross rivers and streams if you are planning a trip to the highlands in a 4x4. However, you are crossing them at your own risk. No insurance covers water damages and they can be very expensive.

Seat belts - are required by law both in front and backseats of the car. Most serious accidents are related to drivers and passengers not wearing seatbelts.

Maximum speed - is 90 km/h on regular roads and 80 km/h on gravel roads. However, always drive according to the circumstances and in a way you feel comfortable with!

Sheep in Iceland roam around freely  -  They don't know the traffic rules and might sprint across the road in front of your car. Hitting a sheep is dangerous and will result in damages to the car and sheep. No insurance covers damages caused by animals.

Off Roading  -  All driving outside of marked roads or tracks is stricktly forbidden. Icelandic nature is very fragile and wheel tracks make a mark on the surface which often are visible for many years and are also a new way for water to run causing even more damage. Everyone caught has to pay high fines and damage repair cost. Don´t ruin your holiday and don´t ruin our precious nature.

Traffic signs - In Iceland some traffic signs are unique. You may not have seen them before. Please acquaint yourself with them.


Here are some useful links about driving in Iceland:

Travel Safety Tips from the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue

More Information and Safety Videos from the Icelandic Road Traffic Directorate

Road Conditions and Weather
 

 

About Us

Opening hours:  08:00 - 18:00

Name: RVR ehf                               

Address: Steinhella 17b                       

City: Hafnarfjordur                                  

ZIP: 221, Iceland

Telephone: (+354) 555 4733         

Email: rvr@rvr.is                           

Facebook: Hello Iceland

 

 
 

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