Reykjavík is the most Northern Capital city in Europe. For the majority of visitors it is the gate to the fascinating and severe world of adventures on the island. Here you can dip into one of the many geothermal sources or visit a specialized luxury spa. Reykjavík is loved by the openness and vigorous culture, its magnificent food and very stormy night life.
In the “ice country” with its capital Reykjavik travelers usually choose car rental services in order to go around the city. The fact is that public transport runs due to the schedule as a rule, but it is possible to visit not all interesting sights, such as valleys of geysers, snow deserts or volcanoes.
The optimal variant is to hire a car at Reykjavik airport. You save on a trip to the set point, and also you have the freedom of choice of the settlement. It is necessary to reserve the car in advance as the prices at the same time will be considerably lower. Moreover, it is a possibility of car absence in a high season.
Cars of various classes and categories are presented in Reykjavik. The most popular cars are given below:
Ford Focus is one of the most urgent, compact and economic cars in Reykjavík. New fog lamps bewitch by its elegance and radiator grate and carcass covering – by a chrome gloss. The system of climate control and heating up of seats allow to achieve comfortable temperature, both for the driver, and for passengers. The Ford Focus car has an impressive set of options and is very easy-to-work, thanks to the new MyFord function. Using eight-inch screen located in the center console, the driver can control virtually any vehicle function. Security, as in previous models, at a height. It is represented by the system IPS .The range of engines is equipped with the EcoBoost system and now the engines of Ford Focus not only differ in the power and profitability, but also do the minimum harm to the environment by reducing emissions of gas into the atmosphere. Fuel consumption around the city is about 8 liters per 100 km, on the route – about 5 liters per 100 km.
Chevrolet Aveo attracts with its elegant and respectable look, easy handling, force and speed, and also fuel efficiency. The running gear, being sporty rigid, guarantees dynamism and easy driving. Thanks to the new engine and 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearbox, drive Aveo is easy and simple! Aveo has a practical luggage compartment of 502 liters, which can be configured by your wish. If you arrived home in the dark, the Follow-Me-Home system will automatically disconnect head lights only after you reach a door of the house. The Sound Warning Park Assist system will help you to park the car in a limited space. Fuel consumption around the city is about 9 liters per 100 km, on the route – about 5 liters per 100 km.
Kia Picanto – the tiny car with great opportunities. It is a city minicar of “A” class which is simple for parking on the loaded streets of the megalopolis. Outside it looks compact and sporty. Being only 3,6 meters in length, it contains a set of high-quality materials and technologies! Inside you will find a lot of useful devices and innovative systems designed to make your trip comfortable, interesting, and safe. So, the car is equipped with: seven airbags, full-time parking sensors, a rearview camera, climate control, multi-function trip computer, full power accessories, heated seats, mirrors, windows and steering wheel, driver’s seat lift, alloy wheels, fog lights, cruise control standard navigation system and even a key card to start the engine with a button. Fuel consumption on the road 7.6 liters per 100 km on the highway – 5 liters per 100 km.
Opel Zafira – this minivan being small outside is quite capacious inside: the low floor and a high ceiling, and also a proprietary system of seats organization Flex7 allows to use the car both for passenger transportations, and for transportation of freights. There is a module for Internet access, attachment for tablet computers, comfortable chairs with footrests. Among electronic systems there is an adaptive cruise control allowing not only to support the set speed, but also to hold a distance to ahead the going car. There are also such functions as Lane Departure Warning system, recognition of road signs, monitoring of dead zones and automatic high-beam control. Fuel consumption in this model – 9 liters per 100 km in the city and 6 liters on the highway.
If you want to travel luxury, BMW 3-series Cabrio can rightly be considered the best in this way. BMW 3 Series Cabrio combines dynamic performance with expressive elegance to give you a unique feeling of driving with an open top. The process of folding the roof takes 22 seconds, which is the best indicator for the folding hardtops. A large heated rear window consistently ensures excellent visibility even in the winter morning. There is a multimedia that can communicate via Bluetooth to a mobile phone of the owner. In addition, navigation has learned to work with the “Google” maps, and music player – to show cover albums on the screen. Fuel consumption on the road – 10 liters / 100 km on the highway – 6 liters / 100 km.
Tip for tourists: Among the scenic roads recommended for road trips, it is better to select the terrain that leads to the volcanic terrain Myvatn. It takes the road in the northern part of the island and offers travelers the unique beauty of the city landscapes.