Reviews for Northern Lights Car Rental in Iceland

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Submitted 16. Aug 2019
Outstanding!
The car was perfect for my family. We had 2 booster seats and a carseat and it all fit in there pretty well!! The back had plenty of space for our bags and even the baby stroller. The car was great on gas and only had to fill it up a few times while we were in Iceland. I would definitely recommend this vehicle to a family of 5 with little kids. We were all very comfortable. Thank you Northern Lights Car Rental for getting us taken care of!!
rented a vehicle in July 2019
Submitted 30. Jul 2019
Excellent
Overall the experience was good. I was able to make a change to my plans, added a day due to Wowair going out of business, with no issue at all. The car was in good shape, the shuttle was prompt. They could speed up check in a bit, however during check in they did ask if I was driving the ring road and warned of the tunnel that is only payable by internet so that was very helpful. Based on the overall experience, should I visit Iceland again-and I do love Iceland-I will rent from Northern Lights.
rented a vehicle in July 2019
Submitted 16. Aug 2019
Outstanding!
I highly recommend Northbound Company (www.northbound.is) in Iceland for managing your travel needs on the island. We had a problem with the insurance of a car rented from a Northbound’s partnered company. Runar, the CEO of Northbound helped a lot with solving the problem between me as a customer and the rent-a-car company, which finally resulted in solving the problem. It is extremely important to have a reliable partner in Iceland and Northbound definitely is the right one. Once again - I recommend highly the web site and the company Northbound in Iceland!
Pavel Gospodinov
rented a vehicle in July 2019
Submitted 28. Jul 2019
Outstanding!
Very satisfied. Just before we went to Iceland, we decided to upgrade our car. Because of the luggage. Later we noticed that if you want to go on small roads, it is essential that you have a good car. In essence: the car made our vacation in Iceland from successful to very successful. Northbound helped us very well with upgrading the car, and with a very friendly service.
rented a vehicle in July 2019
Submitted 21. Aug 2019
Good
Jimmy had 175k on it and was worn out. To say it wallowed in the wind was putting it mildly. After using 4x4 the wheels locked up and a mechanic was needed to in unlock them, cost us 25,000k.
rented a vehicle in July 2019
Submitted 31. Jul 2019
Outstanding!
Très bonne première expérience pour une première fois en 4x4. Tente qui isole bien du froid et de la pluie. On a pu passer tous les gués sur les f- road de notre parcours (juillet 2019). La voiture ne consomme pas beaucoup. Sièges chauffants bienvenus ! Attention toutefois, mon mari qui mesure 1,83m rentrait pile poil en longueur dans la tente.
rented a vehicle in July 2019
Submitted 01. Aug 2019
Good
We got a bigger car for free because the other one wasn't available. It was a very new Dacia Duster, which was super nice to drive. The tent sadly wasn't so nice. It was always quite wet on all sides of the mattress and the pillows were disgusting (very old, stinky and dirty)... we always wrapped them in a towel to sleep on them... I'd give the car a 5/5. But i'd definitely take a car to sleep inside next time. Roof tents are surely a cool thing for warm areas where it rarely ever rains but not really for Iceland in my opinion... It's sadly impossible to get it dry again...
rented a vehicle in July 2019
Submitted 31. Jul 2019
Fine
First car with problems, no rescue wheel ....I have discover that by myself just before to leave.....so their control is really not serious. They change the car on site, for a old Dacia Duster not very clean inside... but it has made the job.
Three orange light on during all the travel, 2800km...... They told us not to care with them.
rented a vehicle in July 2019
Submitted 24. Jul 2019
Outstanding!
We ended up with a similar Hyundai. It worked out great for us! The customer service was excellent! We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Iceland!!!
rented a vehicle in July 2019
Submitted 12. Aug 2019
Outstanding!
Very good service, friendly team, smooth and efficient pick up and drop off to the airport.

The handling agent was courteous and gave us advice on driving in Iceland which was both accurate and welcome despite this being our second trip.

The vehicle was well maintained and thus reliable.

We will definitely book our next jeep with Northbound!
rented a vehicle in July 2019
Submitted 23. Jul 2019
Outstanding!
We had a great experience with Northern Lights Rental! I accidentally put the wrong day to pickup but when we got there the following day, the car was still waiting for us. It did great on all of Iceland’s roads. I would definitely use this company again and highly recommend them to anyone looking to rent a car while in Iceland. They have very affordable rates compared to a lot of the other companies! Thanks for helping us experience Iceland!
rented a vehicle in July 2019
Submitted 17. Jul 2019
Outstanding!
Perfect service fona fair price!
rented a vehicle in July 2019
Submitted 19. Jul 2019
Outstanding!
We rented a small 4X4 with a roof tent for 6 days. I have to say it was brilliant - great experience. The car was good, clean and working as it should. I did what needed to be done and got us where it was needed. Iam happy with the rental and the staff. No hassle no issues. Thank you
rented a vehicle in July 2019
Submitted 31. Jul 2019
Excellent
I had a great experience with the car rental. Good vehicle, only downside I can think of that it wasn’t cleaned on the inside before I got it. Had to throw out garbage and sweep out some sand. Won’t let that take away the overall great time and experience we had. Perfect vehicle for my family.
rented a vehicle in July 2019
Submitted 19. Jul 2019
Outstanding!
Martin is the best. Friendly, straightforward and gave good advice. Not only that, but kind as he recognized an error in judgement that we made concerning sleeping bags and he let us have a 2nd for free. (We were going to cut costs by using only one by unzipping it to make it bigger). Would definitely use again.


rented a vehicle in July 2019
Submitted 25. Jul 2019
Good
The car had 3 warningligth illuminated i the dashbord. It was only the lamdasonde. But it was not fun driving alone on F roads. With motor warning ligth on. Apart form this it was a nice car . And it did work perfekte.
rented a vehicle in July 2019
Submitted 16. Jul 2019
Outstanding!
Great prices and booking was really easy. Pick up at the airport was easy, and we were given a diesel car which saved quite a bit of money on fuel. Staff at the rental agency were very thorough and instructions for pick up and return were clear.

The car was in very good condition and exactly what we needed.
rented a vehicle in July 2019
Submitted 15. Jul 2019
Good
Pick up time was 13.00 pm, but no one showed up at the airport. Unfortunately, neither Northern Lights Car Rental or Northbound were reachable per phone. After 2 hours we managed to reach Northern Lights and they picked us up. Afterwards everything was fine, even if the office of Northern Car Rental doesn't convey the most serious impression (Not reachable, all the guys working there in tracksuit pants, building under construction...).
The Trip with the Jimny was very good and everything worked well. The roof tent is very comfortable and the sleeping bags were warm and proper. There was unfortunately no AUX port as promised on the booking. The reservation on my creditcard is not deleted yet, so i hope that everything will be OK and it will be cancelled regarding that we haven't made any scratches or similar and brought back the Jimny in wonderful condition.

So after some strggles at the beginning, it was all in all a very nice trip with this car and the rental worked well. Thank you.
rented a vehicle in July 2019
Submitted 23. Jul 2019
Excellent
We were 2 people and went all around the island, traveling on 4200km.
Procedures to take and return the car were fast and everything was clear.
The roof tent was easy to deploy, very convenient and confortable.
The Suzuki Jimny is a good small 4x4, sufficient for 2 people. As is it a small 4x4, river crossing on F roads is discouraged (it can cross around 35cm deep rivers). The cabin can be quite noisy on bad quality roads.
Fuel consumption was around 8L/100km (gasoline engine). This is quite good compared to 20L/100km of big 4x4 cars !
Prices were among the best we could find !
We recommend Northbound services !
rented a vehicle in July 2019
Submitted 31. Jul 2019
Good
The roof tent was awesome. The truck was the bare minimum for F roads; however, that is what I signed up for. The truck is near is end of life - shocks are worn out - very rough ride on washboard roads.
rented a vehicle in July 2019
Submitted 23. Jul 2019
Fine
We were quite hurry to catch up the travel schedule when we picked up the car since the flight was delayed 4 hours, such we did not pay attention to check the quality of the car at the rental office. And were very surprise to notice that the car had run over 180000 kilometers after driving 2 hours, and had to change our travel plan to avoid any rough roads because of the age of the car. It is a lesson learned for us!
rented a vehicle in July 2019
Submitted 16. Jul 2019
Outstanding!
Everything went OK, no new damages to the car so we got smooth return. As for price comparison it was very good offer.
rented a vehicle in July 2019
Submitted 24. Jul 2019
Outstanding!
Very professional company. I rented a Suzuki Vitara from Northern Lights Car Rental (with full Premium Insurance). There were no issues. I strongly recommend this Car Rental.
rented a vehicle in July 2019
Submitted 13. Jul 2019
Fine
The car was not very clean at the pick up. There was chocolate on the drivers seat and dirty windscreen from the inside. The sensor for automatic cruise control did not work and the window on the front passenger side did not close properly. The rest was ok.
rented a vehicle in July 2019
Submitted 10. Jul 2019
Good
The tent was perfect: easy to set up, easy to take down. The car itself was in good condition but used a lot of gas quickly.
rented a vehicle in July 2019
Submitted 10. Jul 2019
Outstanding!
The representative was amazingly helpful and friendly. The care was great!
rented a vehicle in July 2019
Submitted 08. Jul 2019
Excellent
Very good experience with these guys. Friendly service, everything was exactly as advertised. In retrospect, I would have chosen a vehicle with a little more power than the Jimny, but that's purely a personal preference and no reflection on the rental company.
rented a vehicle in June 2019
Submitted 10. Jul 2019
Outstanding!
excellent service, excellent car. everything was explained upfront, no hidden charges, seamless process. and of course the main reason for choosing this company was the prices!!!
rented a vehicle in June 2019
Submitted 09. Jul 2019
Outstanding!
I like it very much. We were very satisfied with the car.
rented a vehicle in June 2019
Submitted 04. Jul 2019
rented a vehicle in June 2019
Submitted 21. Aug 2019
Outstanding!
Everything went extremely well. We were picked up from the airport earlier than we scheduled and we had no problems returning the car. We purchased the extra gravel insurance and it really saved us. We ended up cracking our windshield and getting dents from the roads, and we didn't have to pay anything extra. It may seem like an extra unnecessary cost, but it saved us a lot of money in the end. I would definitely recommend it to anyone traveling beyond Reykjavik. Overall, great experience with Northern Lights Car Rental. Friendly and helpful staff.
rented a vehicle in June 2019
Submitted 09. Jul 2019
Outstanding!
I was a bit confused as when I got to the airport it was Northing Lights Car Rental when I booked online on Northbound? Otherwise, the system was easy, reasonably priced, and a successful rental overall.
rented a vehicle in June 2019
Submitted 04. Jul 2019
Good
The car was ok, but you rent a 4x4 and your staff said me that I can not go in water ???
Very surprise
And the caution of 2500 € is a problem because I can use my card until 5000€ and I was bloked after a week in Iceland
rented a vehicle in June 2019
Submitted 01. Jul 2019
Good
My experience with Northbound was great. Everything was fast and we had a good service. Would recommend to anyone who wants to rent a car. The only thing is that the Suzuki Jimny had some minor repairs to do, like the steering (it was shaking a little bit).
rented a vehicle in June 2019
Submitted 30. Jun 2019
Outstanding!
We Booked 3 Cars from Northern Lights (Via Northbound Website). Our Cars were Booked for 10days. Instead of Kia Sportage we got 3 Brand new cars - Suzuki S-Cross . Must say the Cars were really good . We had a Very good trip . Airport Pick up - Check in and Check out Process was very Easy . Even the staff Specially AV and colleague during check out were very helpful they dropped us back to our Hotel too . I Would Highly recommend this company , But all travellers Please Kindly take Insurance covers seriously , Pay a little more but get yourself Covered Properly. We travelled Almost 2500-2600kms . Thanks God we were safe and No Mishaps.
rented a vehicle in June 2019
Submitted 02. Jul 2019
Outstanding!
I had to cancel my booking for a 4x4.
We were supposed to do a family trip in Island from the 20th of june to the 30th.
But, the first day of the trip (the 21st of june) we received a phone call from home. My mother died.
So, we went back to France immediately and canceled the trip.

Finally we returned the car the 22nd of June in the morning instead of the 29th.




rented a vehicle in June 2019
Submitted 30. Jun 2019
Fine
Nice time for me in Iceland but bit problem about rental car cause u staff not check car by carefully such as a glass and the headlight or some is broke but i take video clip before i out from rental company and about fee service tolls is charge me double for service fee then i think i not happy for this really
rented a vehicle in June 2019
Submitted 25. Jun 2019
Outstanding!
The staff was friendly and we had quick pick up and return to the airport. The pick up van was clean and very roomy. The price was also great. Thank you for working me!
rented a vehicle in June 2019
Submitted 25. Jun 2019
Outstanding!
Great car! Iceland was an easy country to drive in despite the weather changes throughout our trip. We purchased the gps, however you would always have to put the address of the place not just the name which was a little annoying since we knew most of the sights by their name bot address. Everything else was excellent! The guys were very helpful and on tie! Love the service.
rented a vehicle in June 2019
Submitted 01. Jul 2019
Outstanding!
Very good
rented a vehicle in June 2019
Submitted 02. Jul 2019
Outstanding!
Everything was fine with it.
rented a vehicle in June 2019
Submitted 22. Jun 2019
Outstanding!
Friendly people, good service. I even returned the car later after checking with them and they drove me to my hotel afterwards. Very good service! The car was good and reliable. A faster car would not make sense in Iceland anyway because of 90 km/h max speed.
rented a vehicle in June 2019
Submitted 24. Jun 2019
Good
Overall good experience - pick-up at the airport was on-time, and the rental process overall was very smooth and easy. The car itself ran and did it's job, though it did have a couple of concerning noises while driving in certain conditions. The tent held up as well as a single-walled tent can (some water got in while it was set-up in rainy weather) but held up to wind very well. We had to get a jump start at the very beginning of the trip, but they sent someone out very promptly and then inspected the car before sending us on our way. The return process was also easy, though having the top-level insurance probably helped. Would probably rent again.
rented a vehicle in June 2019
Submitted 25. Jun 2019
Outstanding!
Northbound provided a very good service, the booking process was easy, queries were answered very promptly, instructions for pick up and return were clear, the price compared with Icelandic car rentals generally was good value.
Northern Lights Car Rental also performed very well, the procedure at pick up and return was as had been described and quick. The car was in very good condition and exactly what we needed. Generally a completely trouble free experience.
rented a vehicle in June 2019
Submitted 24. Jun 2019
Outstanding!
We loved our car. (they upgraded us to a Honda CR-V, no idea which year) We'll tell all our friends about our wonderful time in Iceland, but in reality, none of that could have happened without our reliable and cute car.
rented a vehicle in June 2019
Submitted 26. Jun 2019
Outstanding!
Good service. Friendly staff. They come into the airport with a company sign to pick you up. No worries about them finding you. The car lot is a short 10 minute ride. They have a large comfortable pick up van.
rented a vehicle in June 2019
Submitted 02. Jul 2019
Outstanding!
rented a vehicle in June 2019
Submitted 29. Jun 2019
Outstanding!
Good service, friendy staff, car with mobile WIFI...I can definitely recommend Northern Lights Car Rental.
rented a vehicle in June 2019
Submitted 18. Jun 2019
Outstanding!
We waited 1 hour in the arrival hall for the pickup. All the rest was fine, no problems with the car and the people were very friendly.
rented a vehicle in June 2019
Submitted 14. Jun 2019
Outstanding!
Everything went great! An awesome trip throughout the West Fjords. The vehicle and roof tent were very, very reliable. I had to change my pick up days and times a few times and Thornis made it very easy and made the changes very fast. I will definitely be using Northbound again next year!
rented a vehicle in June 2019