Northern Lights Car Rental

Car rental

Renting a car through 'Guide to Iceland' and Northern Lights Car Rental was simple and straightforward. Would recommend to anyone looking to spend some time on the road in Iceland!

Good experience-felt a little nervous about all the added insurances we didn't get, but it was fine. The Jimny was a little rough, but got the job done. The guy in the office and the shuttle driver were helpful and polite. The office is in a weird industrial location, but very close to the airport and gas stations.

Loved the susuki jimny! They scared us with the insurance, esp at drop off. The location isnt labeled as Northern Lights, but if you follow their gps for “home” its fine. Was nice and friendly. Ordered a 2015 jimny “or similar”.. ended up being a jimny but from the 2000s, no matter worked fine!

The car was perfect, also for the roads we faced! the GPS was updated so travelling was easy...maybe the Coordinates were not working properly, I don't know, but generally the experience was good. They are nice, not extremely nice, but ok...the scare the s**t out of you while suggesting their insurances but you are careful on the road everything should be fine ahaha....You can trust them, they're only doing their job.

Our Suzuki Jimny was exactly the fun car we needed on our honeymoon! The guys at Northern Lights were great to work with! We would definitely rent from them again when we come back!

Very nice guys, helpful and friendly. Picked us up from the airport and took us to their location. Car was a Suzuki Vitera. Room enough for 2 people with lots of travel gear. I strongly recommend the FULL insurance package. We had a very large rock hit our front window and put a big crater in the glass. Since we were fully covered we just turned the car in, no problems with the accident. Happened to see the owners of the company at the gas station near my motel while filling up for the return. They took the car right off my hands there. And dropped us off at the motel. No hassles or paperwork, just shook hands and thanked them. Car ran great, glad we could deal with a smaller car company for our 10 days travel around the entire island.

Car was great (Suzuki Jimny - FREE GPS - Automatic 2015 ) and was exactly what we needed. Fit two people comfortably with just enough room in the back for our camping equipment and belongings. The GPS was not updated and we were unable to use it- we had to rent a mobile wifi from another company and use GPS from our phones. It was pretty difficult to communicate with the company between booking and arrival, but was eventually able to get emails returned. Pick up and drop off were prompt. Happy with the service.

Quick and friendly staff! Very understanding and worked hard to get the car we ordered ready for us. Definitely recommend the rooftent!!

My experience was terrific with Northern Lights. Very prompt and easy going! The Dacia Duster drove wonderfully, and the roof tent was a nice addition. Very accommodating all around. Will rent with again when I visit in the future!

Great, personal, service. Nice car (Dacia Duster) in good shape. Would rent again from Northern Lights without hesitation. Price was also quite reasonable compared to other rentals.

We were late coming out of our flight but someone from the rental company patiently waited for us at pickup. They were honest and open about explaining the different insurances, and reminded us to take 'before' pictures of any damages the car might already have so that we were not charged for it upon return. The 4x4 automatic Jimny we rented was in good condition and we encountered no problems with it. It worked well for gravel roads, and is best for 2 people (it can technically fit 4 but it would be a very tight squeeze and uncomfortable for everyone. Plus there would be no space for backpacks/luggage). We hit a bout of dangerously high winds in the southeast of Iceland (so strong that a large section of roads were closed for wind/rain/sandstorms), and the Jimny held up, though it did rock with extreme gusts. Remember to always park facing the headwinds, regardless of how others may be parked (like in large gravel lots where there are no demarcated parking spots and people tend to "follow the leader")- we witnessed someone at Reynisfjara have their driver-side car door ripped off the hinges because they parked facing the exact wrong direction. If you're extra careful like us, time your entry/exit when the wind is slightly lower. Overall, the Jimny rental was very fairly priced and perfect for two, pick-your-own-adventure type travelers.

Great service and reasonably priced! They had someone to leave us the car 15min earlier than the arranged time. He was very patient in giving us advice regarding driving around Iceland and the wind being so strong that opening the car may damage the car. Very happy with them and no stress at all!

A really nice guy came to us at the airport with a sign. Small team of two cool brothers, good car (Suzuki Jimny), low price. What else ?

Great experience. Airport pickup, quick service, friendly staff, and the car was exactly as advertised and had no issues during out trip. If you want a hassle free experience at a great price then this is your place!

We were picked up at the airport by one of the company's employee on a private car -- not an official company car or a shuttle -- which was kind of weird. During the short trip to the Car Rental place, we were advised about all of the possible ways we could be charged if there would be something wrong with the car. Nothing about the car itself. We rented a Suzuki Vitara, and although it was a very nice car, they could have given us some warnings about its specifics. During our trip, an alert went out on the dashboard a few times about a sensor that had been disabled. As it turned out, dirt in the front of the car was the reason for that, which we had no idea -- all we had to do was turn the car off and on again (nothing serious, but a lot of worrying could have been avoided had we been informed about that). We delivered the car at the exact time that was agreed. Weirdly, some guy from another company was there to receive it. He checked the vehicle and said it was fine. A few minutes later, the guy who had rented us the car showed up and checked the car again. Once more, he said it was fine. Then, as agreed, he drove me to the hotel I was staying, very close by, with the same car I had rented (the Suzuki). After I got off the car and was already in the lobby, he started screaming, calling me back and asking me about some "damage" to the car's rooftop, which I could barely see, as it was already getting dark out. Since we were already out of the office, he said he would "check it" and call me back if necessary. He texted me later saying that he had forgotten to sign the paper that was in my possession, and that it was very important that it was signed. He came back to my hotel with a friend saying that I would have to pay for the damage to the car (the signature thing was a trap). The whole thing was very weird. On the first day, only the sides of the car were shown, the little damages marked with an orange dot. It is a tall car, and a regular person wouldn't think to check the rooftop! Also, remember that two people had checked the vehicle and said it was fine! Since I obviously hadn't done anything to the car (wouldn't be so dumb as to put luggage on top of it) and took very good care of it, refused to pay for it. LUCKILY I had my CCV scrapped off the back of my credit card, otherwise I am sure they would have charged me for it. 900 euros!!!

Bad, didnt get the car we booked.

no branch in airport,need to take the agent's car for 10 mins to their company and rent. The car's not new, if the lights are not turned off, the car's battery will be out of work in a very short time, which you cannot start your engine.

Had a great rental experience! Picked up promptly at the airport by a friendly staff member who was extremely helpful in getting us set up with insurance and showing us how to use the car! Our car was able to handle the off-road and heavy snow driving we did. Would definitely recommend them to friends and use again when I return to Iceland.

A really good trip with the Jimmy car! All was perfect! Nice moments and BIG 'thank you' to the team for his availability and kindness.

Wonderful rental experience. We rented the 4x4 Suzuki Jimmy and it certainly fit our needs. We did some mild off-road driving, and the studded tires got us through some tough weather during our trip. The staff was super friendly and picked us up and dropped us off at the airport. Highly recommend and will rent again. Word of advise, get the gravel coverage if you plan on doing a lot of driving, including off-road driving. Lots of rocks in Iceland that are easily kicked up. Also, if you're going to some pretty remote places that require river fording, you may want to consider a larger vehicle, such as a Landcruiser. But if you're two people touring the Golden Circle, the Jimmy fits perfectly!

Great rental experience overall! Staff was friendly and helpful during both the pick and drop off. Rental rates were competitive and the car was in good condition! The Jimmy was very reliable, and got me through all kinds of weather! Thanks again for the great experience!

Northern Lights really provide us with a good service. Overall the process is pretty smooth and we will definitely use them again the next time we are in Iceland again. The instructions given to us is very clear and the car is in pretty good condition. We do not have any issue with the car throughout the stay. Thumbs up to NL!

Northern lights sure looked after us. A nice gentleman collected us from the airport and took us to their office to finalise the paperwork etc. He was very informative and helpful with all my questions. The car was great and was a lovely ride - my partner and I did a fair amount of driving and had no problem at all throughout our trip! We had an early flight back so we informed NL and they were very flixible and easy going with where to park the car at the airport. Overall a great service and I would most certainly use NL again if i was ever to return to Iceland. Thanks Guy!

Overall, good experience. Someone was at the airport to meet us with a sign that said "NL". It would have been nice to know this before we arrived as it was confusing. Also, the pick up/drop off location is not marked. It is a warehouse that is on a desolate warehouse row. You must pay attention to where the office is located so that when you return it, you aren't driving around in circles trying to find it. The Suzuki Jimny had a lot of miles but did just fine. The price was good. No problems. Good rental overall.

I rented a 2015 Jimny with camper tent on top of the car. It worked out great for our 17 day road trip. The tent got a little wet in the heavy rain at night but that was to be expected. Overall the Jimny was great on all roads we went on including some less intense f-roads. I would definitely rent from Northern Lights again. They picked me up from the airport when I landed very early and provided me with great customer service during my trip. Don't hesitate to use them!! Thanks Ólafur!

Thanks a lot. I will recommend this rental company because of their car is reliable , good service and fair /competitive rental rates. If will be going back again in Iceland don't have a second thought for this car rental company. Thanks again

Great experience with Northern Lights Car Rental. Mixed up the dates on the website about when I was arriving. Had to get to a hostel via the bus from Keflavik as Northern Lights Car Rental was closed at the time, but when I woke up, they were outside the Hostel ready to give me my car. I can't complain about that type of service as they did not force me to trek back to the airport! Car was a nice ride and perfect for my vacation in Iceland. Definitely recommend this company as their prices are competitive and the service is great!

Very good experience. The pick up was even before the set time, so we had more time to travel around :) All equipement that was suppose to be in the car was there and the car itself was also good. Rooftent well maintained, very comfortable to sleep in. I can recommend :)

Super, voiture toute neuve (Jimny même pas 2000km), déposée devant notre maison d'hôte et retour à l'aéroport sans problème. La tente de toit est pas vraiment aérodynamique (surtout ouverte) mais très pratique ! On a pu faire toutes les routes F sans problème, bref je recommande.

really good experience : the team is flexible, they can come to pick up the car at your hostel :) the 4x4 was a little old but well maintained, so no problem with it, and it was so lovely to sleep in the rooftent :) thanks Northern Lights

Extremely easy and efficient. Returning the car is as simple as parking it next to the terminal and catching your flight.

Easy, friendly and flexible, it was the 1st good surprise in Iceland. And it was very great to drive an almost new car like the Suzuki Jimmy. There is just a point : flying stones are a legend.

Brilliant. We were picked up from the airport and were shown to our car. A Suzuki Jimny with a rooftop tent. Its a small sturdy car. Sleeping in the rooftop tent was a good experience; especially waking up to those nice views every morning. We were really happy with the flexible pickup service for the car in Reykjavik! Trust goes a long way in Iceland!

A member of the team was waiting for us at the airport upon our arrival. The car was in excellent conditions we really enjoyed it for all 10 days (Suzuki vitara) recommended !

The Suzuki Jimny is the car I do recommend for anyone who wants to visit the island and who wants to feel safe on any road and in any conditions (snow, rain, ice, strong winds). The car is 4x4 and had winter tires with studs so that makes the car more stable on the road in snowy/icy conditions. The service of Guide to Iceland & NL Car Rental was exceptional - they were very flexible on their pick and drop off conditions. Firstly, they have agreed that we can pick up the car from our hotel (Keflavik B&B hotel) without extra charge. Secondly, our flight was delayed with 24 hours so they agreed to bring the car to the agreed pick up point with no additional fees on the next day. And finally, they allowed us to have the car for extra 12 hours (because we wanted to catch up what we have missed), again with no extra fees.

Great experience with our Suzuki jimny jeep and free GPS package. Free pickup from airport and smooth paperwork. Very flexible with time frame of pick up and return. Decent price for a small 4x4 jeep. It's prefect for 3-4 people.

What a truly wonderful experience! NL Car Rental made it so easy from start to finish! They were always available to communicate with, speedy and so friendly with responses when I had questions! They even let us have the car a day early and delivered it right to our hotel ! All in all, we are so glad we rented with them and will only rent with them on future trips to their beautiful country! Thank you!

Convinient ~ deliver it to my hotel ( 100 Iceland Hotel ) , just ... about the time that i choose is not available but shows with the chooice ...

I wouldnt recommend this company unless all of the other ones were booked. They're not the worst but definitely not great. They we're an hour late picking us up from the airport, the vehicle was older and smaller than what we believed we had booked. They also charged my credit card without explanation of the charges. The tent was ok, although it did let in some rain and the vehicle was advertised as off road capable but we had a hell of a time on anything but paved roads, gravel hills... good luck. Also maybe an explanation of how the gas stations worked (you need to buy prepaid cards if you plan on using cash and the stations close early) and the way they do public parking in cities (you have to buy clocks from the banks in certain cities and put that in your windshield) would have been beneficial, foreign parking tickets are a pain, and large fines are easily incurred. Tried to get a hold of them several times, also a challenging endeavour.

Car was fine but navigation system didn't have a lot of points of interest in it, such as most of the hotels that we were staying in and there was no map provided. For some reason the voucher for car rental company was written for the day before we arrived in Iceland so the car rental people were waiting around for us the day before we were there and our voucher for car rental was exact the date we arrived,but there was no one at the airport to meet us when we did arrive, this meant we were held up at the airport for almost 3 hours . so we almost miss appointment in the Blue Lagoon!

Car was fine but navigation system didn't have a lot of points of interest in it, such as most of the hotels that we were staying in and there was no map provided. For some reason our voucher for car rental was written for the day before we arrived in Iceland so the car rental people were waiting around for us the day before we were there and then there was no one at the airport to meet us when we did arrive, this meant we were held up at the airport for almost 2 hours when we could have been in the Blue Lagoon!

Told us that the car was from the year 2015 but it wasn't, it was much older. They charged my credit card without any information for the reason 2 days after my return.

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