arcticcampers (arcticcampers) wrote,

Tips on Hiring a Campervan in Iceland

If you are planning a vacation to one of the Nordic countries of Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden or Denmark, you will be in for a treat. These countries offer a whole range of activities to do for the whole family. Whether you are interested in historical tours of castles or want to go on camping, you will have your fill in the countries.

The Nordic countries have some of the most spectacular sites in the world. The region features diverse landscapes, forest, mountains and glaciers which are best explored by a campervan. You can hire a campervan when on vacation in any of the countries to have the best time. When traveling in a campervan, you can make stops wherever you want, go at your own pace and explore destinations to the fullest.

It is easy to hire a campervan in Iceland or any of the other Nordic countries. To begin, you must have a driver’s license that is valid for a minimum of one year. Apart from this, you must have proof of insurance. Driving in Iceland can take quite some time to get used to as there are many single lane ways. Apart from this, while the highway system is good, some roads are hilly and winding. The good thing is there are plenty of rest places where you can take a break and admire the scenery.

While Iceland is relatively small, it can take quite some time to travel from one area to another. You will come across huge freight trucks on many roads. Apart from this, you will not miss some wandering flocks of goats or sheep. If you visit during the winter, you may also have to watch for snow and ice on the road. Sometimes, you will come across the occasional unpaved or unsealed road. Distances and speed limits are usually indicated in kilometer rather than miles.

What to Consider When Hiring a Campervan
There are a number of things you should keep in mind when you want to hire a campervan in Finland or any other Nordic country you may be visiting. To begin, you have to decide whether to hire a manual or automatic transmission campervan. The vans come in different sizes and can accommodate between two and six people. Most campervan hire companies in Iceland offer vans with a shower, toilet and basic cooking facilities.

Depending with the campervan hire company you go with, your van can come with extras such as an additional driver, roadside assistance in case of breakdown and insurance. You want to compare the features available for the campervans you want to hire. Most campervan hire companies offer detailed information on the state and condition of their vehicles. Look for this information on the websites of the companies to know what to expect should you decide to hire a campervan from them.

You should also compare the prices of campervans available for hire. Generally, the more the number of people that can be accommodated in a van, the more expensive hiring the van will be. Also the larger campervans may cost you more fuel, especially if you will be moving a lot. So, make sure you plan for the fuel.

You can compare the prices of different campervans by checking what various companies are charging. Most companies will charge you for the number of days you will use the van. When picking the campervan, you will have to fuel it for your travel. Make sure you take the campervan for a test drive just you be sure it is in good condition.

The above is an overview of what you should consider when looking to hire a campervan in Iceland or other Nordic countries.
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