After reading a few blog posts about Iceland, I knew that locking down a car rental was key. Thanks to Lagoon Car Rental, we were able to explore Iceland in a speedy and efficient fashion.
Arrival: We landed at the airport at 5 a.m., ready to start our vacation right away. Lagoon Car Rental’s office is not in the actual airport, so you have to get picked up first. The shuttle to their offices come every 30 minutes, but you can also call them to schedule your pickup. Upon arriving to the office, we were greeted with a friendly and informative staff. They took their time, not only to discuss the functionality and features of our car, but they also gave us a list of suggestions and tips about tours and must-see places to visit.
The Car: We opted to rent the Mitsubishi Outlander. We wanted wheels that were easy to drive, and most importantly, a car that could manage the unpredictable Icelandic winter weather. The car did not have a GPS but they gave us a portable one. I highly suggest getting this tech-savvy perk to make sure you don’t get lost. The car itself was very comfortable and clean. It can probably fit five people, so just the us two and our luggage fit nicely–with room to spare for shopping splurges on the trip.
What We Loved: One of the best parts of my Iceland trip was our Golden Circle road trip! I can’t describe with words how scenic Iceland truly is. I love that we chose to use our rental car to do this, since transit at our disposal gave us the opportunity to stop and take pictures whatever we wanted. We were able to listen to our fave tunes with the windows down when it wasn’t raining and explore without really worrying about time. There were some bumpy gravel roads we drove through, but our Outlander handled it like a champ. I highly suggest touring The Golden Circle on your own. One of the many surprises we encountered while our road trip was spotting the Icelandic horses, which are truly beautiful and majestic creatures.
SCDC Tip: Whatever you do, make sure you get that extra car insurance! We went for the Gravel protection and the Super collision damage waiver. It costed us a little over $120, but split between two people is not too bad! Best safe than sorry. Thank you Lagoon Car Rental for making this unforgettable road trip possible.
This post is in partnership with Lagoon Car Rental . All opinions are my own.