The shoreline is dotted with small towns and harbours, whilst the interior is wild and uninhabited. Depending on when you go you’ll be met by two wildly different islands.
In the winter, the sun is barely seen and darkness takes over creating perfect conditions to see the northern lights. Head out to the ski resorts at Akureyri and Dalvik or try snowmobiling on the Vatnajökull glacier.
In the summer, the Midnight Sun takes over and sees the sun remain visible for 24 hours a day. You’ll have great opportunities to see whales and explore parts of the country that are inaccessible in winter.
You get such different experiences depending on the season that you really should plan to make two trips!
Choose Zest Car Rental
Zest Car Rental provides a fresh approach to car hire in Iceland. Booking a car through us is simple and hassle-free because we believe in making things easy. We won’t charge any amendment or credit card fees or try to confuse you with unnecessary jargon. We’ll just be honest.
Which is why we work with carefully selected and trusted car hire suppliers in Iceland to ensure you get the best service possible. If you need to speak to us, our UK based head office is open 6 days a week and there’s a 24/7 emergency phone service you can call too.
Roads in Iceland can be rough, we give you total peace of mind with breakdown assistance as well as offering top-up insurance to ensure you’re completely covered.
There are two main airports in Iceland, and Zest Car Rental is on hand to offer our unrivalled service at either one.
The capital of Iceland, Reykjavik, is only a short drive away from Keflavik Airport. The turquoise waters of the world-renowned Blue Lagoon on the outskirts of Reykjavik is a hugely popular attraction. If you’d rather learn about Iceland’s history, pay a visit to the National Museum of Iceland or explore modern Reykjavik and its Hallgrímskirkja church and the striking Harpa building.
Akureyri Airport is the gateway to the north of Iceland. Head to the city of Akureyri itself and you could end up spending hours in Lystigarourinn – the district’s Botanical Gardens – or simply enjoying the stunning view of the fjord that acts as a spectacular backdrop.