Reviews for Lava Car Rental
We rented a car from Lava Car Rental through Northbound. Pick up from the airport was easy and quick, just 5 minutes on Lava's van. The car was exactly what they described and what we expected. Lava's guys gave us a couple of hints. Returning the car was relaxed and easiest ever. They took us back to the airport in a few minutes. If returning to Iceland, we'll absolutely check Northbound's prices for Lava's car. Highly rec!
Everything goes pretty well through Northbound. I definitely recommend anyone who plans to go in Iceland to use their services.
A guy waited for us at the airport and we traveled to the site. The car was clean and in good condition (te car has some dents).
Unfortunately, our car has an aftermarket fuel cap. Due to this any fuel was flowed out. We lost the front license plate, it would be nice to screw that. I hope my insurance will cover that. Actually, it costs 20.000 ISK. There is no boot cover so it was a little bit noisy. The base car floor mats are slippery and it's hard to press clutch. The tires were also overinflated (42-44 PSI instead of 31 PSI) so I have to setup TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System). I didn't know was it intentional or not.
Great car, really comfortable and had all the gadgets, satnav, heated seats, heated steering wheel, wireless phone charger etc. We had a 4x4 but didn't really need it but still a great car to do the route 1 in. We covered just under 2000km comfortably.
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That was my very best experience with rental company.
The Lava Car Rental's team was very kind. The rented Dacia Duster 2014 4WD was cheap and good. I use on the Ring Road and on F-roads, and on both the car was powerful. The Dacia Duster is ideal for F-road using.
Nice car. Easy pick up and drop off with shuttle bus service. Petrol station close to their garage/offices. Useful tips e-mail before we arrived. We actually got our arrival time wrong but this was not a problem for them. Would def use again.
Our experience was top notch. Staff was very helpful when we originally checked to helping us get on the road. They were phonimal in helping us extend out rental after our flight got canceled due to weather. I would use Lava Car rental again.
Fairly quiet for a diesel. Great fuel economy and ground clearance.
Best car rental experience. Hassle free unlike some of the big rental companies. Few paperwork, NO deposit blocked on the credit card. A minor down side since the shuttle service from the airport to the rental office took a bit long. But this was a minor issue which does not take any of the merit of the guys at LAVA in providing a hassle free service to their clients.
Condition of the car (Dacia Duster 4x4 2017) was extremely good. Of course the minor dents and scratches which are expected from any car on duty in Iceland. Clean interior, no wear and tear on seats.
So all in all:
1. DO visit ICELAND - its a gem of a place
2. Rent your car from LAVA car rental - no need to search further.
Pick up and drop off both quick and easy and no problems with the car during our stay. Would use again.
Everything ok, I am very satisfied.
Very happy with LAVA. We were very worried after reading bad experiences of other travellers with car agencies. Especially as the car we got already had some damage. All damages were clearly marked for us to sign before getting the car. The pick up service was quick, return even quicker
Punctual shuttle service to and from airport.
Friendly and helpful staff.
Only one point the car had not good wheel convergence.
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The service of your company was very frendly and helpful. The car it self was not in great condition.
Hi Runar. Yes we had a great time thank you. In terms of the car itself, it was great and we had no problems. The only issue I had was when we were returning the car. We had not been informed where to leave the car to when returning it. I emailed the Company two days before our return date asking them where to meet them for the return of the car but I did not receive a reply! This caused some stress the morning of our departure as we couldn't find a "lava auto rental" unit at the car return area of the airport. We eventually got through on the phone and they told us to leave it in the car park then. However once again, the car itself was great. Thank you.
We arrived at 19:00 and the personell was immediately there!Very helpful and kind!The car was in excellent condition and the services of Lava Car Rental were responded immediately.I suggest it! ;)
Good experience in general, kind people and quick in pick-up when arrived at the airport.
Car was good, maibe a little too much dented. But everything was working perfectly, so it was only a ‘lack of look’ but it worked perfecly for the Icelandic tracks.
Return easy and quick, so good in general!
The Dacia Duster 4x4 was the perfect car for us to drive in Iceland. Had no trouble, anywhere we drove. Easy to drive, comfortable, and fairly reasonable gas mileage. We drove over 1000 miles in 5 days! We were picked up promptly at airport and processed quickly at the service center. Thank you so much!
The car was good and no problems along the way. However no one showed up at the arrival hall as promised, so we had to call and ask for pick up and had to wait for 30 minutes. It did not matter so much to us, but could imagine other travellers getting stressed of the same situation. It was overall a great experience and would recommend it to others.
Great experience, delivered exactly what we needed for a great trip
I own a ford 350 1 ton pickup and I have always had a pickup. When we arrived I wasn’t sure what to expect when I seen the Dacia Duster. I was worried about how it would handle on the ice and snow. I was very impressed. The duster was awesome and had great traction in the worst of storms. I would go back to Iceland again and rent a duster for sure. Northbound was outstanding. Customer service was great. They picked us up at the gate and delivered us back to the airport. If you are going to rent a car go with Northbound you won’t be disappointed. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Great car did very well on the snow. Never got stuck handled well and GPS works well.
It was a great car in great condition.
Excellent. Lava was very responsive while we were on the road. It would have been nice to have the car manual, but otherwise it was perfect.
GREAT SERVICE AND GREAT SELECTION OF CARS.....THANKS
The car had all kinds of features that were necessary or comfortable for our journey. Generally it was in a good shape, despite of the missing rear window wiper. The car already had run roundabout 146.000 kilometers, but it did not feel this way.
We could trust in the car and its tires and managed all weather and road conditions.
We did never regret our decision for the car.