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Iceland offers the traveller an adventure in a beautiful and rugged landscape. However, experience shows that the forces of Icelandic nature can be harsh and inhospitable, and travellers are well-advised to exercise caution and respect for the country's natural environment.
Have a Safe Journey
Iceland offers the traveller an adventure in a beautiful and rugged landscape. However, experience shows that the forces of Icelandic nature can be harsh and inhospitable, and travellers are well-advised to exercise caution and respect for the country'ss natural environment.
Unfortunately, there have been far too many accidents in the past few years involving foreign tourists travelling around the country. These accidents range from minor to fatal. The most common type of accident is that of hikers losing their footing on uneven terrain. The most serious injuries, however, are caused by road traffic accidents where travellers drive too fast in unfamiliar conditions and do not wear seat belts.
How to drive in Iceland - a new Hertz brochure for foreigners travelling in Iceland has been issued by Hertz for it´s customers.
How to Drive in Iceland
You need a valid driving license and credit card for authorisation to be able to drive in Iceland. Be aware of what you are covered for within your travel insurance policy before going on holiday. If you do not have travel insurance from the UK Hertz can provide extra insurances on top of the basic insurance, Collision Damage Waiver CDW, that is included in your rental.
Hertz offers SCDW to lower your self risk from 229.500isk/386.750isk to32.300isk/73.100isk for 1.800isk/2.550isk per day based on the size of your rental car. The windscreen is not covered under the SCDW but Hertz offers additional insurance for windows and headlights for 900isk/1.500isk per day with 0 liability in case of damage.
If you decide to drive the car in water/rivers is always at your own risk as the driver and no insurance covers water damage. Remember to drive VERY slowly over rivers. The tires and the undercarriage of the car is not insured in Iceland and we recommend to drive carefully on every road but take special care on F roads.
Hertz in Iceland is the only rental car company in Iceland who provides insurance for damages caused by sand/ash storm. That insurance costs 1.800isk/2.550isk per day and has a self risk of 229.500isk/386.750isk. Due to extreme weather conditions that may appear in Iceland, please remember follow the weather forecast and ask for information about risks in high winds.