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Good, but the car uses a lot of fuel.

Anton

Traveled to Iceland in Feb 2020 and rented a 2015 Suzuki Grand Vitara

The car was very good. I didn't actually get a vitara, I got a newer car which was a pleasant surprise. Everything was great and the pickup was smooth and easy.

The one feedback that I'd like to give is that I didn't like that when I returned the car and everything was good, I didn't get a receipt or a confirmation email or anything like this to say all good, file closed and the money held on your credit card will be released. This is pretty standard and it felt a bit unprofessional that I couldn't get a receipt or a signature on my pick up papers that the car has been returned and all is good.

When i asked for one, it felt like I was asking for something strange even though that's very standard in other car rental companies.

I would use northbound again because I had a good experience, but this is the only thing I hope would change the next time I use northbound...

Shady

Traveled to Iceland in Feb 2020 and rented a 2017 Suzuki Vitara

Suzuki Grand Vitara is good choice for winter time in Iceland. Just not forget to check tires because we asked about studded tires but received car was with usual winter tires.

Vitalii

Traveled to Iceland in Mar 2020 and rented a 2015 Suzuki Grand Vitara

Alberto

Traveled to Iceland in Mar 2020 and rented a 2015 Suzuki Grand Vitara

Generally a nice experience, with everything advertised done to a certain degree. We did at one point have some problems with our car and Northern Lights were unreachable to help us. They apologised when we called later and again when we brought the car back but it still did not feel great. Staff generally nice and the car in order and a fine drive.

Sjoerd

Traveled to Iceland in Feb 2020 and rented a 2017 Dacia Duster

The car rental worked all fine. Pick-up at the airport and drop-off at the airport was good and on time. Good communication before rental period. Just make sure you check the already present dents and scratches and take pictures when picking up the car (as you would do for all rental companies). Insurances are clear and not pushed to take an insurance. The car itself was good enough, a bit an older car with some mileage, but I choose for it on forehand. Overall satisfied, price vs quality. I would rent with them again.

Robert

Traveled to Iceland in Mar 2020 and rented a 2015 Suzuki Grand Vitara

Free Cancellation & Amendments

Our dented car ran well: it suited its purpose if getting us to Reykjavík and then back to the airport. Would be nice if the people in the office knew what a smile was....maybe their fear of covid-19 has them seeming cold and unable to come around from behind the desk.

Jana

Traveled to Iceland in Mar 2020 and rented a 2019 Volkswagen Polo

The welcoming was rather harsh and stressed but the car was nice and the drop off also was very easy and kind.

Julian

Traveled to Iceland in Mar 2020 and rented a 2015 Dacia Duster

No problem with Lava Car Rental ; except some details : door of the driver damaged by the wind with the previous driver, and not replaced, then it didn't work properly. Wipers very old, we had to change the one in front of the driver.

CATHERINE

Traveled to Iceland in Feb 2020 and rented a 2017 Dacia Duster

It was a big and solid car; it was a bit heavy steering.
We felt save dispite the stormy and snowing weather.

Wil

Traveled to Iceland in Mar 2020 and rented a 2011 Ford Expedition

je ne suis pas sur de relouer une voiture avec Icerental 4x4 .a la réception de mon véhicule on me certifie au moment de la signature du contrat de location que le plein de carburant est fait !
je prends mon véhicule et je m'aperçois que le plein n'est pas full ! mais étant fatigué du voyage je ne réclame pas la différence.
C'est à la restitution du véhicule que cela ce complique .ayant fait le plein de carburant la veille sur Reykjavik ,le lendemain je me rends à l'endroit de la restitution(50 kilomètres) et là,la personne me réclame le plein(oui je viens de faire 50 kilomètres) et me demande de justifier que je n'avais pas le plein lors de la restitution par une photo (que je n'avais pas bien sur)et me demande de refaire le plein à une station la plus proche ,sauf que se jour là ,le système de carte bancaire ne fonctionné nul part ! on pourrais au avoir le bénéfice du doute ou nous proposer un forfait de 10 euros sur place(pour l'appoint de carburant) pour éviter une perte de temps et de stress avant de prendre l'avion!

HERVE

Traveled to Iceland in Feb 2020 and rented a 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara

Everything about renting with Northern Lights was great. The car was exactly as described and the people were very helpful. The only thing that could be improved is that the check-in and check-out process took a very long time because they only had 1 person working at the time.

Alexander

Traveled to Iceland in Feb 2020 and rented a 2017 Suzuki Vitara

The car was clean, both outside and inside, and ready to go when we arrived. The model is ok, just what we expected. But there were problems with the driver's window. It would not close automatically unless you pushed it manually. Also few times, on the road, we experienced a failure signal telling us there was something wrong with cruise control and automatic brake radar. The owner's manual says it should be inspected. We called it in when returning the car. All in all our Suzuki seemed to be heavily used already.

Maciej

Traveled to Iceland in Feb 2020 and rented a 2017 Suzuki Vitara

Fine car and safe. Doors didn't closed very well, wind came through and tailgate sometimes opened spontaneously. The windscreen wipers, front- and back window, needed to be replaced, didn't work properly.
Service was ok. When we picked up the car it was rather odd we didn't got any explanation of the car at all. Here is the key and do you ride...
Returning the car was fine and friendly.

Hillegonda

Traveled to Iceland in Feb 2020 and rented a 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara

The car was good but the lights was very low and I didn't get enough attention to the problem

Ido

Traveled to Iceland in Feb 2020 and rented a 2015 Suzuki Grand Vitara

Never had a Duster before. Good car, which was perfect for our drives/tours.

Only one point was disappointing. We needed two times jumper cables to restart the car. Luckily we always found friendly locals to help. Was the battery aged and not strong enough anymore to withstand the cold? All potential power users were switched off carefully every time.

Jürgen

Traveled to Iceland in Feb 2020 and rented a 2015 Dacia Duster

Free Cancellation & Amendments

Robust and safe car for Iceland in the winter with snow.

Reinoud

Traveled to Iceland in Feb 2020 and rented a 2019 Land Rover Discovery

Marc

Traveled to Iceland in Feb 2020 and rented a 2016 Toyota RAV4

Admin and pick up and drop off worked really well. Glad we hired a 4x4 due to the weather and time of the year. Snow tyres gave us confidence when driving , especially around the Golden Circle. Driver side windscreen wiper could do with replacing. Other than that, no issues with the vehicle at all.

Anthony

Traveled to Iceland in Feb 2020 and rented a 2015 Suzuki Grand Vitara

Overall we were happy with the service. A few remarks: 1. More visibility on the airport so that the people know where to go/wait for the shuttle. 2. Faster handover of key and papers. 3. The car’s usb charger was broken.

Mario

Traveled to Iceland in Feb 2020 and rented a 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara

Loved the car, it drove nicely and the heated seats were a nice added touch.
It barely had any windshield wiper fluid in it however so we were very lucky to have decent weather because that could have been very dangerous! And the passenger side window doesn't work very well so we couldn't put it down to take clear pictures as you never knew if it would go back up all the way. But overall, it was a great trip and great price.

Chantal

Traveled to Iceland in Feb 2020 and rented a 2017 Suzuki Vitara

They were fast and give us good information.

Further they gave us no pressure to take an extra insurance.

Maurice

Traveled to Iceland in Feb 2020 and rented a 2017 Suzuki Vitara

Pablo

Traveled to Iceland in Feb 2020 and rented a 2017 Dacia Dokker Camper

We had a good experience with NLCR. The Dacia Duster 4x4 is very suitable for roadtrips in Iceland. Smooth pick-up and drop-off procedure. Only point of improvement: we got a form with notes of existing damage on the car and were asked to sign this form withpout even seeing the car. It would be more appropriate to take a look at the car first, together with an employee of NLCR, and then to sign this form.

Rohit

Traveled to Iceland in Jan 2020 and rented a 2017 Dacia Duster

Easy car collection and drop-off. Car was ok, did what we needed it to on winter roads.

Stewart

Traveled to Iceland in Jan 2020 and rented a 2017 Suzuki Vitara

Hello experience feedback for car rental. We waited 1 hour for our shuttle to the airport the evening we arrived. And the car we had was relatively older over 190,000km which is perhaps normal in Iceland? And the full was not done which forced us to calculate for our return level. It was a little caught up by the free loan of a wifi box so our appreciation is pretty correct. Thank you

Cyriaque

Traveled to Iceland in Jan 2020 and rented a 2014 Suzuki Jimny

We rented 4 Suzuki Vitara 4x4 and our experience was positive, on one of the cars there was a problem with the rear door that did not close and the car was replaced within 1 hour. As for the maintaining state of the cars I have to say that it was not optimal as the keys with remote control were faulty (perhaps cause low battery?) and it was very difficult to open and close the doors, the visibility while driving with snow and rain did not was optimal cause worn wipers. Cleaning cars ok

FABRIZIO

Traveled to Iceland in Jan 2020 and rented a 2015 Suzuki Grand Vitara

Hi.
The Dacia Duster was just fine. The whole trip went great. The thing that bothered me was the deposit that is as high as the price of the car. That was a bummer when we arrived in Iceland. We had to pay additional assurance to be able to go with 720 euros deposit. So i have to add that issue to this review.

Mihajlo

Traveled to Iceland in Jan 2020 and rented a 2015 Dacia Duster

The car was good and had all the options as prescripted. He consumed a lot of gas!! We had to fill him up every 300km and we weren't even driving in 4WD.

Nathalie

Traveled to Iceland in Jan 2020 and rented a 2015 Suzuki Grand Vitara

The heating system didnt work, it was very cold in the evenings

Ruben

Traveled to Iceland in Jan 2020 and rented a 2017 Dacia Dokker Camper