Suzuki Jimny is the one of the most popular renting car options in Iceland. The 4x4 makes this car able to access to mostly roads across the country. It is also small, economic jeep fitting into small parking spaces around the cities.
Had the pleasure to rent Honda CRV from Magic car rental for 8 days in Iceland. Honestly, car was an older model however it drove amazing on roads (did not drive F roads). Doesn't matter if it was snowing, raining or hailing, it drove great. We did not get stuck in snow with probably all season tires, we did not have any difficulties driving through unpaved road. The car itself have essential features, eg: aux, heated front seat, heat and AC. The only disappointment was there was no aux-cord provided and we forgot ours, therefore we drove in silent for most days. Inside of the car is not the most cleaned, each customer has to clean/vacuum before returning, but it is hard to be 100% clean. The price was the most affordable when we compared many other companies prior renting from Magic Car.
They include a 4G wifi box, get it if you have a party more than 3. We had it for unlimited and it was definitely worth for all of us to use, instead of all of us getting a temporary phone plan, which would had cost more for us.
If you don't mind a little scratches or little dirtiness, I would without a doubt recommend renting this Honda CRV. PS they also do shuttle pick up and send off, which worked perfectly for us.
Overall experience was great. They picked us up from the airport and in a short time we were on our way with the car. The car was great for what we needed. Abe to explore some of the sites on the gravel roads with ease.Todd • 30. Aug 2018 Rented a Dacia Duster 4x4 from Magic Car Rental in August 2018
We had a wonderful experience with Magic Car Rental! They picked us up outside of office hours and were very friendly and helpful in getting started. They provided lots of helpful information on driving in Iceland and what to look out for while on the roads. We had a great time talking with them and thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Iceland! The car was clean and ran great! We have nothing but positive things to say about Magic Car Rental! Will use them again when we return to Iceland!Stephanie • 21. Aug 2018 Rented a Saab 9-3 from Magic Car Rental in August 2018
We were hesitating. Renting our 4WD car with a big name or going with a local enterprise . We went with Northbound (Magic Cars) and thé experience was perfect! Great service, flexible options, caring employees . My best renting experience!Josée • 08. May 2018 Rented a Suzuki Jimny 4x4 from Magic Car Rental in May 2018
Everything as we expected, except for a few details about the payment.
The service was 5 star, very friendly. We recommend.
I found car rentals on northbound the cheapest and with complete transparency. The day of arrival and pickup was scheduled on time and we got keys to our car with little trouble as the security amount to be blocked on our credit card was a big amount and our cards didn't allow that much limit. Had to buy an insurance for complete collision to reduce that amount of risk. Recommend to atleast carry 2 credit cards.
The car was fine all through out and gave a decent mileage!
All was well with our rental. We had a bad experience with another company prior to using Magic Car, so we were relieved that this one was no hassles! Company was professional and rate on vehicle was decent. I would rate them a 5 except it is a bit annoying to have to hunt down someplace to clean the vehicle prior to turning it in -- or face a hefty charge. They are at least very UPFRONT about the need for it to be in the same condition as when you leave with it, so at least they don't spring it on you as a surprise. Overall would use again. Hotel pick up and drop off was without issue.Amber • 29. Apr 2018 Rented a Dacia Duster 4x4 from Magic Car Rental in March 2018
My experience was good. 2 minor concerns I had
1. We had to wait till 8am to be picked up at airport as we landed and were ready at 7am. Card the company and said we would be charged a free to be picked up early. Also when dropping car off we arrived at 230pm and had to wait 45 min till someone arrived at the office.
2. The vehicle was if not new condition and was fairly used. (Beat up)
I assume with these minor issues that is why this company was cheaper then most.
But in the end the car got us around the island and made our trip enjoyable.
|Mileage / Kilometres||Unlimited kilometres|
|Insurance Deposit Procedure||
The supplier withholds the self-risk amount from the credit card.
Amounts withheld for insurances:
|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.