Horton's, 01 october 2012
We rented a Touring Car motorhome for 18 days to travel the ring road and take side trips. Overall, our experience was very positive. Renting an RV is the most convenient and cost-effective way to travel the entire country.
We did experience a few issues - we reserved a motorhome to sleep only 2 seven months in advance of our trip, but got one that was designed for 6. Same price, but very large. And, a few items failed to work reliably, such as the automatic step - it would retract without notice. Also, the valve on the gray-water tank would not open, so we needed to be a little careful about how much water we collected. So, we washed our dishes at campground sinks. We did have our furnace fail to operate, but a call to Touring Cars helped us solve the problem We needed to reset the electrical system. As previously mentioned, Touring Cars was very helpful. They did call us about high winds in Vik.
It is important to be fully alert when making your initial check of the vehicle. Take a lot of pictures. You need to try everything (even the gray water release valve!)and be very careful about all blemishes. Open the drawers and doors, look around the cushions, carefully inspect the exterior. There can be a lot of hidden damage.
Check-in was a little trying. It took almost 2 hours for them to finish the inspection - we passed, by the way. So allow for the extra time.
In short, Touring Cars treated us fairly and provided everything we requested. We would rent with them again.
One thing about campgrounds - especially if you are camping in the late spring or early summer - there may not be anyone in the office to take your fee. Just wait a bit and someone usually comes around and knocks on your door. This is very different from campgrounds in the US - much more relaxed! Get the camping card, too.
PS: Bring your own GPS with Icelandic maps. We did and never had any problems finding anything.
Van Nieuwenhuyse, 17 august 2011
In a period of 16 days we did the tour of iceland
a motorhome. This was our first motorhome experience
and it was very positive. We found the motorhome to
be the ideal way to do this kind of roundtrip with
our family (2 adults and 3 kids between 7 and 12y)
Our experience with booking and collecting/drop of
is also positive. The fact that, during our trip, we
were informed regularly on potential heavy wind
hazards gave us a comfortable feeling.
JOSE M. OLIVER - BARCELONA/SPAIN, 12 september 2010
Our personal experience was very positive; everything was fine,
from rental service to travelling and camping.
Camper rental is very good idea for travelling around Iceland,
except if you are planning going deeply inland. Campsites are
correct and well placed. For Reykjavik, the boy scout's camp is the
We get no troubles when picking up or dropping off the car.
Information obtained with the car was correct. The car was 1 year
old, so no problems with hardware.
We're wondering about our next travel on a motorhome...