Lava Auto Car Rental

Car rental

Lava Auto fetched us from the airport, even though our flight was delayed by an hour. The staff were all friendly. Our Dacia Duster was new with little mileage - it handled the Icelandic roads well. At first, there were quite a couple of scratches on the car but we inspected it ourselves and the Lava person noted everything down. We took out the complete insurance package to ensure that we were covered for all circumstances. When we handed in our car, the same man checked the car and was happy. Everything went smoothly and we will definitely use this company again.

Great service, clean reliable car, great price, easy transfer to and from the airport, happy to recommend.

Great experience dealing with this company. Easy to deal with and they spoke great English which helped us. Friendly service and a pleasure to deal with. Recommended.

Good experience. Smooth car pick up and return. Car was in good condition but the built in GPS is difficult to search place if no address. Just follow the Google Map is fine. Will recommend Lava Auto to friends.

Seamless pickup and drop off experience delivered by very professional staff. The vehicle was well maintained too.

We had a great experience with Lava Car Rentals/Guide to Iceland! The car was brand new and the shuttle to and from the rental car office was a huge bonus. Would definitely reccommend!

The car rental was great: a wonderful vehicle that got far better mileage than I figured it would and makes for a terrific, comfortable ride. Returning was super easy and the staff were very polite and helpful.

Free shuttle on demand between their Office and KEF. Missed our pick up but got a ride to their Office from the driver picking up other two families. Paid on Guide to Iceland made the pick up in the office even simpler. Our car had a bit preexisting damage, but those were marked up on the pick up strip so we won't held against those (Do keep that yellow strip cus they will need to look at it when you return the car). Got an Olis discount card saved us a small chunk of budget <3. The car got a bit muddy after we driven down a wrong road near ION Hotel, but don't have to worry about washing the car before returning it. Will come back to them again!

Reliable agency and cars are in great shape. Highly recommended. Thank you very much for your service!

Great experience. Both pickup and drop off were easily smooth. The car was cleaned. I got the flight delayed that I arrived to Iceland late. They contacted me promptly and kept the car for me. Highly recommended.

Rented a Dacia Duster 2017 with built in GPS for 9 days on our Ring road trip.Booking through GuidetoIceland got us a better deal than by any other means. It included standard cdw, theft protection. The full insurance, we took directly from Lava while pickup. Taking only gravel/windshield, tire and sand and ash would still leave one with a high excess otherwise and the full package directly with Lava gives roadside assistance cover as well.Also hired a 4G unlimited portable wifi, which although expensive, came very useful. Lava picked us up for free from our Keflavik guesthouse and dropped us at the airportafter we returned car at their keflavik office. The car was spacious and comfortable and drove quite smooth even on gravel roads, we didnt go on any f roads though. Also had good boot space and 2usb charging ports and bluetooth. Gave good mileage as well! They gave us an Olis discount card ( with map of olis locations in iceland) as well which gives 3isk discount per litre of fuel, free toilets ( believe me, in Iceland, that comes really useful), free coffee and discount at their inhouse restaurants! All in all, highly recommend GuidetoIceland and Lava Auto for a hassle free experience!

Great! Would highly recommend!

Pickup and drop-off were both painless - definitely recommend!

Very good service. The car was clean and new, the team brought it to me at the Guide to Iceland office, then picked it up at a different location in the city. No problems.

We had a great experience all together! No hassles, not pushy on the insurance. We rented a SUV Dacia Duster for 14 days and it performed perfectly. Great gas mileage, owners manual was in the car and it was pretty comfortable. Spend your money local, this is a great family owned business, we would recommend.

We rented a small Toyota Aygo for 9 days around Iceland with Lava Auto Car Rentals and we had a really good service. They waited us at 6 in the morning in the Arrrival at the airpot, its was really friendly and the the process to take posession of the car was very clear and effective. They offered us the insurances but did not insist on that. Because it was still dark when we took the car, they offered us to go around the car later in the day to look for possible damage not indicated on the report sheet and, to send them pictures of new details, if there was. The car was new and really pleasant to drive on route 1, really economic too, like 5 L/100km. The only bad thing I can tell is the lack of the car manual in the car, so we never knew what meant the exclamation mark on the dashboard. I'll recommend LAVA for anyone looking for a more friendly and personnal customer approach.

Great service! Very friendly staff and no problems with the hire car. Would happily recommend.

We visited Iceland for easter holidays and in order to do a self guided trip we rented a SUV dacia duster from lava auto. The service was excellent, the guy who picked us up was very polite and helpful, the car had absolutely no problem through all our days and due to the fact that it came with diesel fuel the gas expenses were relatively low. I would highly recommend this car rental as it provides eveyrthing that the others do with the same assistance and quality but with the advantage of relatively low cost in contrast with the majority of other car rental companies.

You can get a car rental anywhere. But for the best car rental service in Iceland (may be on earth), you have to go with Lava Auto. This sounds too good to be true, but I'm glad I did it. When you booked online with this unique small company you will get a confirmation in your email. I even got an upgrade of my Land Cruiser from standard 7-seat to the luxury 5-seat with a lot of room for our luggage and 4 of us. You can arrange a free airport pick up. Someone will take you to their office and the paper work will be done at no time. You will never be push to buy additional insurance policy like other car rental companies do. We are happy with our 4- wheeler. And when it gets to the end of the trip. I was simply drop off my rental SUV in parking lot P3 at KEF airport. You should go go rent a car from this nice people now.

We had a really great experience with Lava, Super friendly and easy to deal with probably the best rental company I have encountered. The car was very nice, with more than everything we needed. Would rate Lava to anyone travelling to Iceland! 10/10 would recommend.

This rental experience was phenomenal. We were met promptly at the airport (in a blinding rainstorm at 4:45 AM!). The car was great, and everyone was super friendly. A highly recommended, family-run operation. Couldn't be happier.

Love these boys. Quick service, reliable car, and none of the BS that you have to deal with when you rent from Hertz or Avis. 100% recommend to anyone traveling to Iceland.

Pretty decent car rental experience with lava car rental. We drove their Land Cruiser for nearly 1700 km (also in heavy snow and some wild roads) and had no issue at all. They waited for us at the arrival hall and then drove us back to their office for paper works. The car was powerful, reliable and easily to handle even it is a relatively huge vehicle. Overall, I would recommend lava for rental cars and please DO GET A 4x4 if you plan to drive around the island during winter times.

Just came back from a 6 days road-trip in Iceland. We drove around 2000 km using a Dacia Duster 4x4. Very satisfied, vehicule as described, clean, perfect condition, excellent service, very friendly staff and very easy and fast transaction. They were waiting for us at the airport, and they drove us back to it as soon as we arrived. Will certainly rent from them again when returning to Iceland.

The car rental was super smooth! We got a tiny car, but we were so impressed with how it got around in the snow. The tires were kinda amazing. Nice people, nice clean car, very inexpensive, would use again.

I traveled alone in Iceland and in need for a good car to ensure a safe trip. Luckily, i found Lava Car Rental. Their service was great and quick and the car was pretty new. I drove right after the day the biggest snow storm hit Reykjavik since 1973 and there was no problem on the road with the car.

Our vehicle was right for all our family needs. We were picked up on time at the airport by a courteous staff member. He also provided shuttle service upon our return trip to the airport. As stated in previous reviews, there's no hard sells for any upgrades. We highly recommend Lava Auto if you're in the area.

very good service, good English speaking, car was almost new and easy to drive,we been picked up and dropped off at the airport, even at 4:00 in the morning, a super nice experience

Over the customer service is great. They waited for us at the airport arrival lobby at 4am in the morning. Took us to the rental location couple minutes away. Opted for the basic insurance (included), didn't hard sell extra insurance. Rented the Dacia Duster 4x4 stick shift. Not the greatest car I've driven but was enough to get by. Car itself didn't feel solid, pickup is slow, and headlights were kind of dim and not aligned properly. If you plan to do a lot of night driving I'd recommend paying extra money and get a better quality car. Wasn't snowing yet when we were there end of November 2016, so didn't really need a 4x4, we got it just in case. Actually the 4x4 feature turns off automatically once it reaches about 80km/h anyway. All cars come with snow/ studded tires during the winter seasons.

My experience with Lava was great. I was picked up at the airport as soon as I landed and was given a thorough explanation of how things work. The car was perfect, in perfect condition! I was given a phone number to call in case I had any issues. The drop off process was equally as smooth. The price was competitive :) Thank you! If (and when!) I come back to Iceland, I will use Lava again.

I could not have been happier with my experience renting from Laval Auto Car Rental. This company is not a corporation, it is a small businesses that takes pride in its operation, and cares for their customers. Both brothers took the time to give me information about their Country, Iceland, and gave unique insights on things to do while visiting. I Highly recommend them, especially with the new products that they have coming online. Definitely ask about the touring van.

Very good service~ Whatever when pick up or drop off, all be organized well by Lava.

Excellent service, very simple and easy. Highly recommended!

Our experience with Lava was great. All my inquiries were handled and answered promptly. No hard sale for extras or any hidden fee. Excellent customer service. I would definitely recommend Lava for car rental in Iceland!

Everything went excellent. The car is clean and reliable. I call their hotline then someone answer my call immediately and come to the airport in about 5 mins. They also give me a discount card for petrol refill and free coffee. I would recommend this company.

Excellent all around. After asking about transportation to Lava at Info in Keflavik, we turned around to see the man standing there with our names on the paper! As mentioned below, we appreciated no hard sell for insurance or GPS and no hidden fees. The car was as advertised and worked just fine for our purposes. When we returned it we weren't able to find a gas station before our 6am drop-off time and were quite worried about fees coming from the US. It was refreshing to know that they only charged a 15 Euro fee and would apply market-rate to the refueling, rather than the price-gouging of 4x market rate that we're used to in the US for not filling up. Very honest folks, it seems. Will definitely rent again on our return.

Excellent all around. After asking about transportation to Lava at Info in Keflavik, we turned around to see the man standing there with our names on the paper! As mentioned below, we appreciated no hard sell for insurance or GPS and no hidden fees. The car was as advertised and worked just fine for our purposes. When we returned it we weren't able to find a gas station before our 6am drop-off time and were quite worried about fees coming from the US. It was refreshing to know that they only charged a 15 Euro fee and would apply market-rate to the refueling, rather than the price-gouging of 4x market rate that we're used to in the US for not filling up. Very honest folks, it seems. Will definitely rent again on our return.

For the most part it was good service. There was no one there for us when we arrived and had to call twice to get picked up which was disappointing. Drop off was easy though - very convenient. Lava is only a few minutes from the airport and very easy to locate. The car itself was clean and very reliable. We had no problems at all and used the discount card for gas (and free coffee) whenever possible. We would recommend Lava.

Great service. They were waiting for us in the arrivals, so no hassle trying to find out where to pick up the car. The car was very clean and in great conditions, we could drive it anywhere without a problem. The returning was also very quick and they even provided a discount card to use in some gas stations which was a good deal. Overall a great experience and will definitely recommend it.

Car rental with Lava Auto Car Rental via Guide to Iceland was seamless and a great deal! The new Toyota Rav4 was excellent on all roads - our back seat passengers concur!! Staff at Lava in their cute little office were wonderful. Pick up and drop off service was excellent. At arrival, a Lava rep was waiting near the exit of the airport with our names on a sign. Having prepaid for the rental and recommended gravel protection, the processing was quick. No pressure to purchase extras. At the end of our amazing trip we simply drove the car back to their office only a few minutes from the airport and staff dropped us off at departures. I will be recommending these companies to my friends and family.

Pick up and drop off on time and very friendly staff. The guy did not try to make us buy additional insurance or extra. The car (Toyota Rav4) was really comfortable and perfect for F-roads. Would strongly recommend this company.

Great new car (4x4) for a very good price! Friendly service. It is a small, local company. No hidden fees or problems when we drop off the car. Free pickup from the airport (it's only 5 minutes to the office). They waited for us in the arrival hall with our name on a paper. Good service. We highly recommend them!

Fantastic experience. We rented a Toyota RAV4 automatic. It was a brand new car. The team is extremely friendly and accommodating. They are very close to the airport and provide a complimentary drop off as well. The only thing to keep in mind is that you need to pick up the car at the agreed time. Since these guys are based outside the city, if you don't reach in time/ inform them beforehand of any changes, you'll need to call and ask them to bring the car back later which could take a while. But that's just something to take note of. Would recommend them to friends and family !

Great experience! The brand new car was perfect. Despite our late arrival, the man from Lava was waiting for us at the airport which was easy to find. The hardest part was finding the return location on the flip side. Thanks

Car was good. Service was good. One constructive feedback is to improve the communication to ensure that customers know exactly what to expect. When I landed, I had no idea how to pick up the car. I looked up my email, searched online, and asked the information desk. In the end, I called the number. Turns out they were late. That's OK -- they should text my number and email me with exact instructions on where to wait, and when to expect their arrival, and what to look for, especially if they're running late.

The guy who picked us up & drop off (on return day) at the airport wasn't helpful nor welcoming. He left 4 of us ladies move our own luggage in and out of the boot while he watch by the side, which was totally uncool. The process of picking up and returning the car was fuss-free. However, we had a minor car accident with another car due to the strong winds in Gullfoss but not much help was rendered to us except telling us to make a police report. This could be briefed to us when we pick up the car, and not us trying to spend 2 hrs figuring out who to contact and what to do. Would not recommend Lava Auto, but the car (Toyota Rav4) was a delight to drive.

We are passionate to make your rental with us the most memorable. Our staff consists of professional service minded people that are car enthusiasts with good knowledge on trustworthy vehicles. Our staff personas are frequent travelers, both domestically and internationally. With that being said we know good service from bad, and try everything that is with in our power to make your trip to Iceland the most enjoyable. If you have any questions regarding your trip to Iceland or your rental with us we would love to help you out and we are always ready to give good guidance on your rental or any fun and exciting activities in Iceland, so don’t hesitate to contact us. We would love to hear from you. Email: See you soon. The Lava Team
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