The 4X4 Suzuki Grand Vitara sleeps 2 people in total comfort. A convertible roof top tent can be found on the roof of the vehicle. The Suzuki Grand Vitara seats 4 people and is perfect for traveling both the low and the highlands in Iceland.
Review from a customer
Fantastic. Everything from being collected at the airport, sincerely friendly staff and great recommendations to the vehicle itself and roof tent. Definitely a roof tent convert, best way to explore this beautiful country!• Sinead • 01. May 2018 • Rented a Suzuki Grand Vitara +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in April 2018
Fantastic. Everything from being collected at the airport, sincerely friendly staff and great recommendations to the vehicle itself and roof tent. Definitely a roof tent convert, best way to explore this beautiful country!Sinead • 01. May 2018 Rented a Suzuki Grand Vitara +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in April 2018
I am very happy with the service offered by Camping Cars. They were very kind and gave us a lot of possibilities to pick up the car and to leave it because my arrival and departure flights were very eary in the morning and the office was not opened at that time.
I had always the possibility of keeping contact with Bogi and it was very nice because it was my first time in Iceland and i was a bit nervous about the car and everything.
The car was excellent and we had a lot of fun!
What else could I ask for?
Excellent! Very good experience. The wifi worked perfectly, very nice car to drive, pop up tent was easy to use, very comfortable car.Lily • 21. May 2018 Rented a Suzuki Grand Vitara +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in May 2018
Great car, very handy on gravel roads, the roof of the tent is so easy to use (sometimes a bit tricky to close when the roof is wet though!)
Very friendly staff!!
We were more than satisfied with the car and the rooftent. It is super easy to set it up and it also keeps rain outside. The matrace is thick enough to feel comfy. It was a very good way of experiencing iceland. The only info that was missing a bit was how long it actually is. For people who are 1.90m and taller it can get tight. Also, if the car key is kept in the tent, one can still open the car by pressing the button on the door.. maybe something to think about. But I guess in Iceland it is not such big a deal anyway. Otherwise it was all perfectly fine. The pickup and return of the car was absolutely easy and the staff was very friendly! I would definitely recommend this company!Roman • 07. Aug 2018 Rented a Suzuki Grand Vitara +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in July 2018
We had an excellent experience with Camping Cars. They picked us up from the airport, explained everything well. It was my first time driving on the right hand side of road and also an automatic car. Staff was really friendly and helpful, especially when I needed assistance with something. I would highly recommend this company. The roof tent was really easy to set up and put away. Very comfortable and just enough room for myself and my 2 children. Also good in windy conditions.Louise • 14. Aug 2018 Rented a Suzuki Grand Vitara +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in August 2018
Camping Cars has been great.
A nice welcome at the airport, kind words, suggestions and descriptions for our trip!
The guys at desk has been very polite and had great attentions to our needs, starting our journey and after for our questions. They helped us providing weather informations, streets, services.
My kids and I had a great time, felt safe with the car and the assistance.
The car was perfect for our needs and the price worth. All the service from Camping Cars was very good, kind and professional.
Only we arrived sure that we could have two sleeping beds, as told by phone by Northbound before leaving, so we took just one with us. At Camping Cars they haven't been informed, but they provided us some blankets to pass the night. It wasn't enough and I had to buy other sleeping bags at a high price and low quality: we were too far from technical shops and we had to buy in a camping. But I'm sure communications between Northbound and Camping Cars will be better in future, so things like this won't happen anymore.
Anyway, Iceland is so beautiful that some cold nights didn't ruin our holiday, the car was comfortable and the mattress thick and soft.
Wonderful group of people, from our pickup and drop off drivers, to the agent that helped get us set up with our trusty little camping car. They gave us great tips on getting around and all the good sites to help us find camping sites, nearby hot springs, and check for updated road conditions. We even got alerts from them throuout our trip with alerts regarding severe weather conditions to help us stay safe. Highly recommend spending a little extra to have WiFi for the vehicle.Dusty • 03. Sep 2018 Rented a Suzuki Grand Vitara +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in August 2018
The service of CampingCars was amazing - can recommend 100%. We had a technical issue on the road and Bogi (from CampingCars) managed to resolve it with lightning speed and to our satisfaction, fixed issue temporarily so that we could continue while he sent another car to meet us on the road and switch. Therefore we lost no time and could stick to the plan. Highly recommend.Peter • 08. Sep 2018 Rented a Suzuki Grand Vitara +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in August 2018
Our trip began with an enthusiastic welcome from the Camping Cars representative at the airport. The experiencing picking up the car was very smooth and the representative even gave us a recommended route based on what we wanted to see. His recommendations did not disappoint. The tent held up well to the rain and wind and kept us warm and dry. It was quick and easy to set up. We enjoyed the freedom the SUV with a tent provided. If we go back to Iceland we will definitely consider booking through them again. The representative we returned the car to and took us back to the airport was also super upbeat and genuinely wanted to know how our trip was.Nathan • 09. Sep 2018 Rented a Suzuki Grand Vitara +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in September 2018
The staff was very nice and helpful. Very quick to keep us informed and answer emails. Airport pickup worked out great. The car and wifi worked great the entire time. The tent was excellent, even in Icelandic weather. I highly recommend!Jonathan • 11. Sep 2018 Rented a Suzuki Grand Vitara +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in August 2018
We had a great experience with Camping Cars. The car we had booked online wasn't ready when we arrived, so we got a different one and they gave us a discount on the final price. Everyone we spoke to was super helpful not just with the car itself but also giving us tips and lots of information for our route. Good price for a good car that I would definitely recommend.Clara • 14. Sep 2018 Rented a Suzuki Grand Vitara +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in September 2018
The experience was really good, and the service excellent.
The only thing I would suggest is that their cars have some aux port or bluetooth to listen to music. Or cds to listen to.
Great trip! Thankfully pretty good weather. Our car camper was great, but best for one person or 2 small people.Ann • 17. Jun 2018 Rented a Suzuki Grand Vitara +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in June 2018
Hi, our trip was superb! But Suzuki was too old actually. It’s brakes were not working well. But guy from the rent company super friendly. Thank you very much.Gözde • 28. Jun 2018 Rented a Suzuki Grand Vitara +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in June 2018
Northbound was a very easy to use car rental comparison site that gave me my best option for my week in Iceland. However the experience with their partner Camping Cars was not so great. Very forceful in selling their insurance - even though I told them I have both my credit card and private travel insurance. They then went on to put a hold of the complete excess on my credit card (~AUD $4,500. A lot of money when you're travelling on top of my week's rental cost). After that, they told me to sign an agreement that I would pay for any damages without showing me a condition report of the car. When asked to see the report, I was advised they take images of the car and keep it on file and they cannot show me the files: I should take my own photos. Very skeptical! Lastly, they told me the car petrol meter was broken and that's why the indicator does not reach the top (where it indicate full.) After my first stop at the petrol station, I was able to proof that it was a lie. I really dislike the dishonesty. Originally I was going to return the car 3/4 full. But I didn't want their next customer to experience the same as I did. The car was returned full with indicator exceeding the Full mark. Able to provide images.
All in all, got my full refund back. I drive everywhere I travel in the world. Had found it's always been a pleasant, safe and easy process. I was on the edge renting with Camping Cars, not knowing if there was going to be an email war of 'he said-she said' when I return home. I think I may stick to the bigger rental companies for the peace of mind.
Booking was easy. When I changed the date of my reservation though, it seemed that there was a miscommunication with Camping Cars because they were waiting for me at the airport on the wrong day. Thankfully it got sorted out and pick up was a breeze. Super friendly and helpful service at pick up and through out the trip, until after I dropped off the car.
At that point, things took a major nose dive.
I returned the car close to empty. I did this because I did not receive the car full and was not told it needed to be filled up before dropping it off. If I had been told that, I would have taken a photo of the gas tank metre when I received it. I also wasn't told that Camping Cars has a discount with Olis, which would have been helpful during my travels. Unfortunately, Camping Cars refuses to give me any credit towards the gas, so I'm stuck paying for a full tank, even though I didn't get one.
My rating would have been higher, but I thought this was very unreasonable.
This was a great choice for our trip. The car ran perfectly and the roof tent was amazing! Everyone we interacted with at Camping Cars was professional, friendly, and helpful.Dana • 27. May 2018 Rented a Ford Escape +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in May 2018
I did a good research about some of the rental companies and I feel I made the right decision picking Camping Cars. They were completely professional from the beginning ever since I made reservations. Communicating with me, Coming on right time and picking me from the airport, and providing all the information I was looking for.
The WiFi they provided was a life safer and I used that to communicate to outside world while staying at places and driving all around. I was provided with extra blankets as it was cold. The car was great with a tent on top.
I already told several of my friends, and they will be looking forward to talk to Camping cars. I gave my feedback right away to Camping cars while returning the cars to get bigger Campers :), because I will be visiting Iceland again with family.
If you are thinking to rent from Camping Cars, go for it in a heartbeat.
Wonderful service and a quality vehicle. Everything was taken care of and extra amenities, such as free mobile WiFi, made everything go very smoothly. Roof tent camping honestly seems like the best way to expierience the natural beauty of the country. Can definitely recommend this company to anyone looking to visit Iceland!Conor • 27. Oct 2017 Rented a Ford Escape +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in October 2017
Everything was great! The trip went on much better then expected in all aspects and the experience of living in a campervan for 12 days was unbelievable!Alan • 26. Oct 2017 Rented a Ford Escape +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in October 2017
from booking straight through to returning the vehicle, it was a simple pleasant process.
Pick up from the airport went smoothly. Vehicle and wifi worked perfectly for our 2 weeks on the ring road. Staff offered good travel tips. Tent was very comfortable, would definitely recommend!
Great service! Everyone was very friendly and went above and beyond to help us when we encountered some unexpected difficulties on the road. The tent was very spacious and kept us dry during rainy weather. The mattress it came with was quite comfortable and we didn't end up needing the sleeping pads we brought with us. The car handled well and we were very satisfied with our experience!Nicole • 15. Oct 2017 Rented a Ford Escape +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in September 2017
Probably the best experience that we have with a car rental company. Good service and good price.
The staff at Camping Cars was extremely helpful when picking up the car, and although the car was an older model, it worked well. Maybe we could have found a cheaper price elsewhere but Northbound was an extremly convenient way to compare prices.Nicole • 13. Oct 2017 Rented a Ford Escape +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in October 2017
Camping Cars was perfect for our stay in Iceland. The tent was warm and simple to set up and the car had plenty of room for our luggage. We would definitely book through them again!Cheyenne • 04. Oct 2017 Rented a Ford Escape +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in September 2017
The attention of owner has been lovely, very nice. The car Ford Escape, in general good, comfortable, enough space, the tent water resistant and comfortable, the car suitable for the Iceland Road, but the tank no enough for F-Road without petrol station. Only could drive for 100 – 200 km. In the normal road, 300 – 350 km.Alonso • 28. Sep 2017 Rented a Ford Escape +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in September 2017
I did have a very good experience with camping cars. They have been very kind, they came and pick us up to the hostel and at the end we just leaved the car at the airport. The bed was comfortable and the car very easy to drive. I really recomend it!Catalina • 25. Sep 2017 Rented a Ford Escape +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in September 2017
we have rented one of the Ford Explorers with a roof tent. The stuff was very accommodating and helpful, they picked us up at the airport, explained everything in a professional manner and went out of their way to help when we have encountered some battery issues with the car.
If I come to Iceland again I will rent from them.
We had a car-renting experience with canping cars and it was really good. The staff was really friendly and the car had everything we wanted. The roof tent was really easy to set up, it had a confortable mattress and it protect us from the rain and windVictor • 17. Sep 2017 Rented a Ford Escape +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in September 2017
I had a great experience with Camping Cars! I typically have trouble sleeping in tents, but the car tent was quite comfortable - and surprisingly kept us warm throughout the evening. I was also pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to set up a tent - it took about 1 minute. Also, I have to give a big shout out to the owners. Both were incredibly friendly, accommodating, and happy to give us tips and recommendations within Iceland.Alex • 12. Sep 2017 Rented a Ford Escape +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in September 2017
One of my favourite trips ever! Primary purpose was photography hence the need to pull over frequently. Loved my Ford Escape with V6. Lots of power and 4 wheel drive essential for some of the roads and pull offs. Some trepidation about roof top camping initially but worked out quite well. As a single lots of space and nice not to be on the ground in a few overnight rainstorms. Great pickup at airport . Always wanted to be one of those lucky folks who had their name on a sigh. Other places suggested 40 dollar cab ride to pick up vehicle. Was given excellent advice at rental station re whale watching and best sites. Wifi in car was great with 4 G. Couldn't have been happier with choice.David • 04. Sep 2017 Rented a Ford Escape +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in August 2017
Absolutely Phenomenal!! The BEST way to see Iceland! We HIGHLY Recommend!!Cheetah • 26. Aug 2017 Rented a Ford Escape +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in June 2017
We LOVED our car. Renting from Camping Cars was fast, easy, and convenient. The staff was very friendly and the car was perfect for the trip. I highly recommend Camping Cars if you're traveling throughout Iceland.Robin • 21. Aug 2017 Rented a Ford Escape +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in August 2017
Very good.Dominik • 21. Aug 2017 Rented a Ford Escape +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in August 2017
Very great experience with Camping Cars. The car was a little older, but this is a plus. You don't need to worry about scratches and they don't try to rip you off.
Everything was just great and despite the age, the car was in a safe and good condition.
Their customer service was very exceptional.
The car was great, and the people were even better. The roof top tent was excellent and just what we were looking for. We were picked up from the airport right at 7 AM. wew were given some excellent sugestion for things to do during our stay and they were perfect. Highly recommend Northbound. Treated us very well.Jeff • 04. Aug 2017 Rented a Ford Escape +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in July 2017
It was very good! we had a great trip!Manon • 17. Jul 2017 Rented a Suzuki Jimny +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in July 2017
Such a wonderful adventure thanks to Camping Cars! The car was highly reliable and able to get us wherever we desired and the tent camper on the top was fun and easy to set up! Already recommending it to friends and family considering a trip to such a majestic country! Tak!Summer • 04. Jul 2017 Rented a Ford Escape +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in June 2017
As I lay out on my first night in my Northbound Ford Escape + roof tent I was in awe, of not just the incredible beauty of the wilderness that surrounded me, but of the sturdy Italian engineering of the tent that sheltered me.
For anyone going to Iceland, i would definitely recommend northbound as the best way to see the country. Their service and quality was incredible- if we had any questions during our trip they were very responsive to emails and had great suggestions for things to do during our stay.
Camping Cars was exactly what my friends and I were looking for. The roof top tent on the Ford Escape 4WD worked perfectly for our 8 day trip around the country. Camping Cars was extremely helpful in giving advice about what to see and do while in Iceland, along with the services they provide. Highly recommended!!!Hunter • 11. Jun 2017 Rented a Ford Escape +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in May 2017
We didnt get to use the tent because of heavy winds in Isafjordur, but the car was nice (and probably the tent would have been nice to). The staff at Camping cars was very helpfull and nice.Roy Henrik • 03. May 2017 Rented a Ford Escape +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in April 2017
Everything went well with Northbound and Camping Cars. I recommend them!Josue • 05. Apr 2017 Rented a Ford Escape +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in April 2017
We had such a great experience with this company! We rented a Ford Escape with a roof tent so that we could easily road trip around the ring road for the week we were in Iceland. We went in March so we're expecting lots of different weather. We instantly got a good impression from Camping Cars and it's staff at the airport, when they picked us up at the airport at 6am, an hour earlier than they said they would, so we didn't have to wait until the company opened in the morning. They set us up very quickly with our rental once we got to their office, and we're on our way within 30 minutes!
The car was great on the road as well! We hit a number of blizzards and both the car and the tent held up better than expected each time! In fact, multiple times during the road trip we mentioned to each other that we were so happy we went with this option as opposed to a rental van or camper, because it was so much more fun and authentic to be traveling with the roof tent, and the car worked perfectly in the weather and snow. Both were spacious enough for the two of us and all of our bags to fit comfortably too.
When we returned to the rental company at the end of the trip, the agent took us to the airport immediately and dropped us off. He made it extremely easy for us the entire time! We really recommend using this company and using a car with a roof tent if you're deciding between multiple companies--especially if you are adventurous and looking for a more authentic experience that is cheaper than buying a newer, expensive 4x4 option from another company. Thanks for everything Camping Cars!
Camping Cars offered us a great experience! They picked us up from the airport for free, and dropped us off at the end of our trip. They prepared us for everything we needed to know about how to use the tent and tips on how to get around Iceland. The car was a perfect camping combination for Iceland: 4x4 SUV and a roof tent that was well-insulated against the cold. I think that type of car is the best way to get around Iceland!Emilia • 16. Mar 2017 Rented a Ford Escape +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in March 2017
Our trip around Iceland was unforgettable because of our car rental! Everything was great! There was one small hiccup, that was able to be smoothed out, but definitely something to mention. One month before our trip, I contacted Northbound about changing our cars pick-up time. The representative accidentally gave false information about being able to pick up the car in Reykjavik, which was fine, but he still agreed to change our time-- but then, upon calling Camping Cars the day before we were supposed to pick up the car, we found out the pick up time was never changed. Everything worked out in the end, and over all Northbound was good. But thankfully we called the actual rental company the day before! I would recommend using Northbound to a friend as the prices were great! I would just suggest they are also in touch with the rental company for confirmation.
Good service and a nice car to drive, but I think it used to much gas. Overall a good experience.Andrea Nótt • 27. Aug 2017 Rented a Ford Escape +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in August 2017
it was fully aligned with our expectation.
Just one comment about the Kitchenette. It would be good to have a better camping gas and to have it a little bit more complete. It's difficult to rely on it for all your meals when you only camp.
The whole experience was great. Runar and other staff at Northbound were very quick to answer any questions and to update any changes I wanted made to the rental car. H.P. at Camping Cars was a superb intro to Iceland itself. He took the time to make sure we were happy with the roof tent and our planned itinerary. We even made a side trip to see the Dynjandi falls based on his recommendation and it was one of our highlights of the trip. Excellent service all around.Sean • 09. Aug 2017 Rented a Ford Escape +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in August 2017
Great service, very friendly stafe and very knowledgeable. The only thing that was bad was the cleaning agent they used to clean the rubber foot mat. Smelled like gasoline. We had to remove them for the whole trip. Besides that it was worth it.Adam • 26. Sep 2017 Rented a Ford Escape +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in September 2017
we rent the car in august for 10 days. All was fine, person pick up as at the airport and went to their office, he was very kind and helpful with us, for our lot of questions about weather, bus and other manners in Iceland. I will raccomend them to my friend if needed. Car was good, clean, the tent ok and all working. Only one "negative" note, it was a big gazoline engine, so it waste a lot of litres for our usage. If you plan to have long drive in F-roads you should have a tank.Paolo • 20. Aug 2017 Rented a Ford Escape +Roof Tent from Camping Cars in August 2017
|Mileage / Kilometres||Unlimited kilometres|
|Insurance Deposit Procedure||
The supplier takes an imprint of the customers credit card and doesn't withhold anything from the credit card.
|How can I pay on Northbound?||
This supplier offers 15% payment on Northbound. 100% payment is not available for this supplier.
If you pay 15% when you book online you'll need to pay the remaining 85% when you arrive to pickup your vehicle. You can see the payment methods this supplier accepts below.
|How can I pay when I pickup the car?||
If you pay the minimum 15% deposit online you can pay the remaining 85% when you arrive to pickup the vehicle.
The following payment methods are accepted at this car rental:
|Excess / Security Deposit||
The main driver must be in possession of a credit card in their own name when picking up the car. The Card must have enough available funds to cover the excess / deposit amount.
For the overwhelming majority of rentals on Northbound, the usual procedure consists of imprinting your credit card and keeping it on file for the duration of your rental.
No amount is withheld from your credit card in those cases.
Minimum age limit for this car is 20.
The car hire company’s age-related charges and restrictions will apply to all additional drivers.
|Drivers License||If your driving license is printed with non-Roman letters such as Chinese, Japanese, Russian etc. you will need an International Driving License.|
Customers whose travel plans include driving outside the country of rental (or crossing borders or travelling to different islands within the same country) must advise us before they pick the car up. Restrictions may apply for certain countries which may require the customer to pay additional fees.
Please note that cross-border travel is not allowed with this car hire company.