Terms and Conditions - Viking Car Rental

Special vehicles and Super Jeeps


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Compact cars, Family cars & SUVs ~~ Special Vehicles (Super Jeeps) ~~ Campers and Caravans



CDW insurance is included in the rental, the non-waiveable fee (Self Risk) is EUR 2500. This does not cover: Damages caused by driving through rivers, damages affecting the wheels, tires and damages underneath the vehicle and damages caused by sand storm.

Extra Insurance - You can lower the Self Risk cost from EUR 2500 to EUR 500 per vehicle rented by individuals by paying EUR 40 per day per vehicle as an additional insurance.



Please read carefully over the Rental Requirements for special 4x4 Rental.

Driver's License: The driver must present a valid driving licence held for a minimum of two years at the time of rental. An International Driving Permit (IDP) / International Driving License (IDL) is also required if your national driving licence is not in Roman script. This is required for translation purposes and may only be used in conjunction with a national driving licence.

Additional Driver/Operator: The person named on the reservation must be present at time of rental and payer of any rental charges. Additional drivers can be added to the agreement, 4 drivers are included in the rental price.

Age Restrictions and Exceptions: The minimum age is 25 year for individual rentals. Drivers between 20 and 24 years of age can apply for an exception, which will be subject to an additional Young Drivers' Supplement.

Driving Restrictions: It is forbidden to drive on unmarked roads and roads that are marked as closed by the Icelandic Road Administration. Please note that if you drive on unauthorised road you are not insured and can be subjected to criminal charges.

Taxes: All rates are subject to a government tax (VAT) at the rate of 24% and are included in all rates.

Payment Deposit: A deposit of 20% of the rental price is required within 7 days from confirmation of a booking if not agreed differently. Full payment of the rental must be made 4 weeks before arrival.

Guarantee: A valid credit card in the main driver's name is required to rent the vehicle. For all rentals, an imprint of a credit card is required as a guarantee. An authorization of EUR 2.500,- will be taken at the start of all rentals, as a deposit even if the cost of the rental is covered by a voucher. This deposit may be used to cover the self risk EUR 2.500,- and any extra charges such as fuel, extra kilometers and/or traffic fines. No rentals can take place without the main driver having a major credit card present. Acceptable credit cards are: Mastercard, Visa and American Express.

Cancellation fee: The 20% deposit paid upon confirmation is non-refundable. Bookings made with the Early Bird discount, are 100% non-refundable. Delivery fees are 100% refundable if cancelled with more than 24 hours notice. All cancellations must be made by e-mail, fax or letter. In conformity with business practices within the Icelandic travel industry.

The following cancellations fees apply:
More than 6 weeks prior to arrival: Only the deposit
Less than 6 weeks and more than 4 weeks: 15%
Less than 4 weeks and more than 2 weeks: 25%
Less than 2 weeks and more than 72 hours: 50%
Less than 72 hours and more than 24 hours: 75%
Less than 24 hours notice: 100%

Damages are generally payable at the end of the rental. However, if a car so badly damaged that it has to be replaced, the car supplier asks for settlement of the damage before a replacement vehicle will be provided. The renter is responsible to inform Viking Car Rental about any damages that have occurred to the vehicle during the rental. Viking Car Rental. may debit the renter’s bank or credit card for the rental charge and other costs payable by the renter, such as payments in respect of damage to the vehicle while in the possession of the renter. The time of payment and whether it is to be made in lump sum shall be the sole discretion of Viking Car Rental. This right shall remain unaffected for 6 months following the return of the vehicle to Viking Car Rental. The cost of minor damage is determined by a price list available at Viking Car Rental, and will be collected according to the price list. In the case of major damages not covered by insurance, e.g. water damage, the cost will be estimated by an authorized garage. The renter will always have to cover the cost for transporting the damaged vehicle. The cost is 270,- ISK per km, with a minimum fee of 45.000 ISK.

Replacing a damaged vehicle with another vehicle is subject to availability. Sometimes replacing the damaged vehicle with the same type is not possible. Such action by Viking Car Rental does not constitute a breach of the contract and does not entitle the renter to any refund. If no alternative vehicle is available, Viking Car Rental has no liability for refund any cost inferred by the renter. A replacement vehicle will not be provided before the damage of the old car has been settled.