5 Tips For a Great Iceland Road Tripby Mark J. Car Rental A trip by car is a great chance for travelers to explore Iceland with the whole family or a group of friends.
Since many tourists prefer traveling around the country using a rented car, it is worth noting several points: firstly, renting a car in Iceland is an expensive pleasure; secondly, if you plan to move only along the ring road number 1, passing through the whole Iceland, then it is enough to rent a passenger car. However, if you are going to leave the track number 1 and drive on any roads marked with the letter F, then you need a 4x4 jeep for two reasons: lack of asphalt coating and the presence of a large number of fords, which are an insurmountable obstacle for a car.
When traveling around the city, it is better to use car rental at Reykjavik airport. However, when choosing a car, it is necessary to check its serviceability.
For a trip around the city, the standard equipment in the car is not enough. If you want a reliable and trouble-free journey, you need to install these additional pieces of equipment in the car or choose a car with everything you need and desire.
Let's Consider the Top 5 Pieces of Equipment for Your Iceland Road Trip:
Of course, one of the most necessary pieces of equipment is GPS-navigation with the possibility of integrating into a standard multimedia system. The quality installation of navigation in the car will help you move more confidently around unfamiliar places.
Parking Sensors and Rear-View Cameras
Additional equipment to park your car more easily and safely in unknown places is parking sensors and rear-view cameras. Installation of parktronic with rear view camera will help you visually monitor the parking process or reversing.
If you are going on a trip in winter, you certainly need the built-in heated seats. This will provide you and your passengers to feel comfortable in the car in cold times and reduce the risk of getting cold.
If you take children on long trips, you need to provide them the maximum safety and convenience. You must remember that according to the rules of the road, children under 12 can only be transported using child seats or special belts. It is necessary to make sure that the baby seat corresponds to the height and weight of the child, and that it is fixed correctly. In this case, a long road will not be for the child so exhausting. Don’t forget that the child should feel comfortable and must be protected from direct sun rays.
One more important additional equipment is snow chains. They will be useful for a trip in the period of rains and heavy snowfalls and are specially designed for a snow-covered, icy and dirt road.
Advice for the Driver:
- stock up with gasoline (in Reykjavik there are problems with refueling)
- if you go on a trip in summer, take a car-refrigerator or cooler bag with you, if in winter – a thermos
- do not take too much with you and do not overload the car
- on long trips, you need to prepare some food and water, so as not to look for the roadside cafes or shops along the way
- take small pillows and warm blankets. With them, your passengers will feel more comfortable, and a long road will pass easier
- check the weather in the places where you are going. You may need both warm and light things.
Good luck to you! Travel with comfort!
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