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Had a good experience. Had an issue with the first tent and the boys looked after us right away. Would recommend.Sean • 08. Oct 2017 Rented a Suzuki Jimny + Roof Tent from Northern Lights Car Rental in September 2017
Great experience! Got my Jimny + Roof Tent in no time and was on the road to adventure. Not one issue with the car or tent. Even in the cooler Icelandic weather, the roof tent was able to keep me warm at night. Make sure you bring a proper cold weather sleeping bag that covers your head. Rent this truck!! Best price in Iceland.Justin • 29. Sep 2017 Rented a Suzuki Jimny + Roof Tent from Northern Lights Car Rental in September 2017
Great durable car, comfortable tent, good gas mileage. We spent 9 days on the road and sleeping in the tent with no issues at all! They also drove us back to Reykavik after we dropped off the rental car which was incredibly convenient.Caley • 28. Sep 2017 Rented a Suzuki Jimny + Roof Tent from Northern Lights Car Rental in September 2017
Nothern lights car rental solved all of our requests. We arrived at night and they were waiting for us at the airport. We have made more than 2500 km without any problems. The Suzuki Jimmy was really confortable for two and we reached all of the places in our plan.Saccomani • 21. Sep 2017 Rented a Suzuki Jimny from Northern Lights Car Rental in September 2017
Excellent service. We were met at arrivals and taken straight to our rental vehicle. Checking out the vehicle was quick and easy. The staff were great at explaining everything. There was no waiting around which was great. There were no problems with the car and returning the vehicle was very convenient. I would recommend Northern Lights Car Rental to anyone.Nicholas • 12. Sep 2017 Rented a Suzuki Jimny from Northern Lights Car Rental in August 2017
Better than expected. There are a lot of horror stories on the internet regarding car rental in Iceland, so I was surprised it went so smoothly. Prompt pickup from the airport and the car was ready. It was the exact model I had asked for. I took the sand, gravel and ash protection and as soon as I saw the conditions of some of the roads I was pleased I did. The GPS was also a great feature as I found it difficult to follow some of your road signs and would probably have got lost without it. It rained much of the time I was there but the little Jimny kept me warm, dry and safe. I found Northbound to be honest, easy to work with and reliable. Thank you for making a great trip so easy to manage.Katharine • 10. Sep 2017 Rented a Suzuki Jimny from Northern Lights Car Rental in September 2017
It was fair. The scene at the rental shop seemed funky. I wasn't too comfortable with the physical set up in a warehouse/shop surrounded by cars similar to the one I rented that were in various states of severe damage by accidents. If my wife had been with me we would have canceled the entire reservation. In the US I'd call this "sketchy". The staff however were nice.Brandt • 25. Aug 2017 Rented a Suzuki Jimny from Northern Lights Car Rental in August 2017
We had the best time ever on Iceland. The pick up at the airport and then hand over of our Jimny with roof tent was more than easy, friendly, helpful and quick. Book with Northbound!!!Jelka Ninja • 17. Aug 2017 Rented a Suzuki Jimny + Roof Tent from Northern Lights Car Rental in August 2017
Our experience with Northbound was really good. The guys gave us useful infos and were uncomplicated and very kind. The Jimny with roof tend was given us in perfekt conditions and after 12 days on the Ring Road, some F-Roads and the roads of the Westfjords we would choose another time Northbound and the sweet/small Jimny.Jolanda • 26. Jul 2017 Rented a Suzuki Jimny + Roof Tent from Northern Lights Car Rental in July 2017
Staff was superfriendly, pickup to and from the airport without any issues. Our jimny was already prepared, take over took just few minutes. Car was clean and without any issues, it allowed us to go through any roads on iceland we wanted, including f roads, fuel consumption was okay, and the tent was perfect, especially in a rain, we didnt have to worry about wet ground.. perfect option when you want to see the iceland, not just race around the ring road with other hundreds of onroad campers onlyMiroslav • 23. Jul 2017 Rented a Suzuki Jimny + Roof Tent from Northern Lights Car Rental in July 2017
Our renting with Northern Lights Car Rental went perfectly. We rented a Suzuki Jimny with a Rooftent which was perfect to save up a little money compared to an hotel. The prices were low and the service was really great : no surprises at the end of the trip when we brought back the car. We even made some scratches on the windshield but they didn't make us pay for anything.
In resume : go for it, it's great!
Very good rental, roof tent was fantastic, although one of the zippers did not engage on one side. Otherwise, great way to travel and will definitely use Northern Lights again. The only question/concern was that we were not provided with a receipt at the end indicating we were clear of damages. The car was reliable.Janet • 27. Jun 2017 Rented a Suzuki Jimny + Roof Tent from Northern Lights Car Rental in June 2017
We had an amazing adventure through Iceland, the Jimmy with roof tent was perfect for our adventures! It popped up in 2 seconds and was a breeze to deal with. The gentleman that helped us was very nice as well. Thank you and I recommend!!! Only thing I would recommend is some velcro on the bottom of the tent doors as when it was raining and windy we would get water inside the mattress on the edgesJesse • 24. Jun 2017 Rented a Suzuki Jimny + Roof Tent from Northern Lights Car Rental in June 2017
Definitely the right vehicle for the adventure. Tent pops up with ease, holds the heat at night, and is surprisingly spacious. 4x4 on the Jimny handed the rough gravel roads and mountain paths like a champ.Michael • 20. Jun 2017 Rented a Suzuki Jimny + Roof Tent from Northern Lights Car Rental in June 2017
NL Car Rental has been a great experience.
Applying online for the car was easy. Once We landed at 6:20 am, a gentleman called me to ask where I am. The amazing thing is; we asked for the car at 9:00am since that was the earliest. They went out of their way to find out our landing time and to make sure we had the car quick and easy.
They offered great service and are extremely friendly.
I would 100% rent a car from NL again.
Someone who also rented a Jimny said to me; "Jim is friendship". That experience will always stick.
The rental was great! We rented a Suzuki Jimmy with a roof tent and it was perfect. The tent was a great feature which made it easy to set up camp anywhere, but kept the rental affordable compared to the other camper vans. I would, however, only recommend this car for 2 people because it was smaller than expected. For light packers who bring an additional tent, three people may be possible. The rental process was very easy and all of the employees were very nice and helpful. I would definitely rent from this company again!Nina • 29. May 2017 Rented a Suzuki Jimny + Roof Tent from Northern Lights Car Rental in May 2017
We rented the Suzuki Jimmy and the car was fantastic! Was roomy yet compact. We went up north were it was snowing and used 4x4 it handled great! The rental company was super nice and friendly. No issues from them at all. They picked us up and dropped us off at the airport right on time!Kristina • 13. Apr 2017 Rented a Suzuki Jimny from Northern Lights Car Rental in March 2017
We had an excellent experience with our Jimny and roof tent. We drove the entire Ring Road + a few additional stops in about 12 days, and the car held up wonderfully and was a great size for 2 people. The roof tent was pretty good at keeping the cold out (we were there in mid-late March) so any time in slightly warmer weather it would be perfect.
Gas is expensive in Iceland, and the Jimny is almost certainly more efficient than larger camper vans or other 4x4's, so that is an additional plus. We took it on some rough roads and it behaved very well, the traction was also excellent.
If we come back we will definitely use Northern Lights and a 4x4 Jimny again!
My general experience with NorthernLightsCarRental and Northbound was perfect. The contact with Northbound was quite efficient. The car (Dacia Duster) chosen by Northbound's comparison site was functional, cosy and has never failed us during our stay in Iceland. I recommend Northbound strongly!Paulina • 17. Mar 2017 Rented a Dacia Duster from Northern Lights Car Rental in March 2017
Overall, company's service was very good. Staff is very kind and explains about the possible routes to drive in the country. About having a camping car, it was the best choice for us since to get a hotel is not only expensive but not accessible. So we were able to join nature and continue our trip without worrying of coming back or looking for a hotel. Only thing, you need to bring warm clothes! At the end of the day the tent is not a house, you need to warm up.Luz Andrea • 22. Jul 2017 Rented a Suzuki Jimny + Roof Tent from Northern Lights Car Rental in July 2017
We've rented a susuki 4x4 during 15 days : we've driven more than 3000 km and every things were right even though the car have more than 100000 km. On board we were 2 adults , one child and 3 luggages : note you can't have one more passenger.
The staff is very friendly and competent. Good experience with this company.
We were very satisfied with Northern Lights. They picked us up at the Airport and at the end of our Trip it was very easy for us to leave the car at the airport again. Everything was well organized. The "Jimney-Rooftent" was very easy to handle, I can definitely recommend this kind of car-camping. The car was very clean as well.
The only little thing we had a problem to handle with was the reverse gear. sometimes it didn`t react and we had no idea why. the same with the move to the first gear.
Thank you for everything!
We would definitely choose your company again!
Just one thing : we waited 45 minutes at least at the airport on arrival.
Anyway, it's not very important
Our overall experience was very pleasant and comfortable. The only thing I wish to add - more information when renting the vehicle about the towns / cites where help is available around Iceland in case of breakdown would be helpfulRajvir • 02. May 2017 Rented a Suzuki Jimny from Northern Lights Car Rental in April 2017
Despite the age of the car (Not from 2015 as booked) and the kilometers (more than 160000kms), our Suzuki Jimny worked very well during the whole journey. Roof Tent withstanded quite well the wind & rain. Unfortunately we had a very bad weather during our week (22.09-30.09.2017) and some of the days we could not sleep well because of the terrible noise provocated because of the heavy wind and rain. When you travel to Iceland you have to keep in mind that never will have the perfect weather... but after our experience maybe it was a bit too cold to do camping / sleeping in a roof tent at the end of September. Anyway we had a super great time and the car behaved super well. Northern Lights team was nice, our arrival flight was delayed nearly one 1hour and after called them upon arrival the driver came to pick us up in 15min. Note that the Jimny´s fuel tank is not so big so keep in mind to pump petrol quite often, also we had the feeling that the car was consumming quite fuel probably because the car was already bit old. Anyway we can totally recommend Northern Lights & Northbound. Looking forward to come back soon. I have forgotten something; we missed a usb plug or bluetooth in the car... We love music and the radio transmission in Iceland only works in a few places... so we drove the whole loop without music ;-(Jerónimo • 02. Oct 2017 Rented a Suzuki Jimny + Roof Tent from Northern Lights Car Rental in September 2017
Dependable car, but the tires were not well suited for rocky roads. The tent worked pretty well, and the mattress was comfy. Water did leak in from the sides and sail the mattress edges if it rained hard. GPS worked well too.A A • 30. Sep 2017 Rented a Suzuki Jimny + Roof Tent from Northern Lights Car Rental in September 2017
Company was great to rent from, vehicle was great to drive around had no issues with the car but the tent on the roof leaked and was soaked the whole time, luckily we had mats with us to keep us dry.Tristan • 16. Sep 2017 Rented a Suzuki Jimny + Roof Tent from Northern Lights Car Rental in September 2017
It's Suzuki Jimmy, not 'Jimmy'. Every thing went very fine. I would suggest bigger tired since every time I drove on a washboard gravel road, I worried. But, overall, the car was OK.
I enjoyed the laid back attitude of the gentleman who picked us up from the airport which set the scene for a chilled exchange.
The Jimny was a compact beast which didn't move too fast but got us around the island, the ease of opening the tent was very convenient but one must watch the wind!
My only real issue was that GPS needs an update, some places needed exact co-ordinates to find despite being popular sites. But that was a very minor issue!
I think it was a good experience and your staff and service are good. However, We only could use one of the doors of the tent since one of the zippers didn't work correctly.Jesus • 10. Aug 2017 Rented a Suzuki Jimny + Roof Tent from Northern Lights Car Rental in July 2017
We had high hopes when the guy picked us up from the airport, we were happy to have him meet us. When we got the car, however, it was clear it wasn't up to the standard we expected. He assured us it would be fine, even though the tent was worn and the zippers were "tricky to maneuver." Honestly, the tent wasn't useable. The sides didn't close at all and we were rained on every night due to the zipper not working properly. This should have been fixed before we got the car, not a general "FYI" when we were embarking on our trip. The windshield wipers were also subpar, which is clearly a necessity throughout Iceland. The Jimny handled fine but is clearly worn, the acceleration up any hill was lacking regardless of gear. I appreciated the discount after we voiced our concerns, but there were so many things that could have been avoided before we arrived. Just disappointing. We made the best of the situation. The drop off was confusing, as the guy who showed up to pick up the car wasn't very cordial and was clearly in a hurry. He didn't introduce himself and didn't have any indication of working for NL- my only indication was recognizing his voice from the phone call prior. I would suggest sending someone better suited to represent the company.
We enjoyed our time and our road trip regardless of a few flaws. We were happy with the communication but would have a hard time recommending this to friends or family.