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Where do I meet you at Keflavík airport and where do I return the car?
When entering the arrival hall at Keflavik International Airport, please turn to the SADcars employee that has your name on a white-board, they will take you to your car!
When returning the car, please take it to our office close to the Keflavik International Airport and we will then drop you off directly to the departure hall, free of charge! Directions on how to find our office are provided on a map which you will get when collecting the car, as well as the location is fixed in the GPS Navigation system (as „SADcars HQ“) should you have rented one.
Our office in Keflavik is open from 5am in the morning until 2am after midnight - collection and return in Keflavik is free all year, and we pick you up and drop you off in the airport, free of charge :)
Address: Bogatröð 2, 235 Reykjanesbær.
We also have an office in Reykjavik. Until 15.6.2012 and after 21.8.2012 the pickup and dropoff in our Reykjavik office is free of charge! The Reykjavik dropoff and pickup is possible between 9am and 4pm every day.
Address: Skógarhlíð 10, 105 Reykjavík.
Where is SADcars located?
Our office in Keflavik (click here for location) is open from 5am in the morning until 2am after midnight - collection and return in Keflavik is free all year, and we pick you up and drop you off in the airport, free of charge :)
Address: Bogatröð 2, 235 Reykjanesbær.
We also have an office in Reykjavik (click here for location). You can get a pick up at your hotel in the Reykjavik area for 10 eur extra all year round.
Pickup and dropoff in our Reykjavik office is free of charge until July 10th and then free again from August 20th but costs 25 eur in the summertime. The Reykjavik dropoff and pickup is possible between 9am and 4pm every day.
Address: Skógarhlíð 10, 105 Reykjavík.
Is it possible to collect and return the cars at other locations than Keflavik Airport?
Can you pick me up anywhere in Reykjavik?
Yes, we can pick you up at every hotel in the greater Reykjavik area. This service costs 10 eur.
The pick up in Keflavik is free of charge all year round! We can pick you up at the airport or any hotel in the town of Keflavik.
How are your cheap cars equipped for Icelandic roads?
Our cars undergo the obligatory security inspection needed for all Icelandic cars, but in addition we do our own serivce and maintenance checks after each return of a vehicle from a customer. They all have airbags and seat belts for all passengers. Our rental cars always have the necessary equipment and are ready for Icelandic roads for enjoyment!
Do the SADcars have winter tyres during the winter?
All of our rental cars have good winter tyres when its allowed by Icelandic law during the winter season but we don´t have cars with studded tyres - we are trying to keep the Icelandic roads as green as possible, studs destroy them too fast and increase air pollution :)
What happens if the car breaks down?
SADCars has service partners all around the country if something breaks down or if something has to be replaced. If you have an accident or the car totally breaks down we will of course replace the car with a new one.
Do you have cars with automatic transmissions? Do they have a higher cost?
Yes we do have cars with automatic transmission in Groups C, F, N and R.
There is no extra cost for an automatic!
If you would like an automatic, simply leave your request in the comments box and we will do our best to accommodate. We cannot guarantee that we will fulfill your request but we will do our very best to accommodate.
Do the cars have CD players or other ways to play music, charge phones etc?
Most of our cars have CD players. All of the cars have 12V sockets like the old cigarette lighters. The cars are on average 10 years old so the technical equipment fits that time. None of the cars have an auxiliary jack for iPhone or similar equipment.
Do you have a fuel policy at SADcars?
SADcars has no fuel policy, you receive the car with the fuel left by the previous renter and you return it as you wish. You do not need to return with a full tank and we will not charge you for fuel!
Why is your company called SADcars?
Our name is actually put together from the first letter of each of the founders´ names - Siggi, Alli and Daniel :) So it's kind of a family business. However, we decided to use the name to make it more memorable - we can assure you that our rental cars are not sad, they are very happy when you use them!
Questions about payments and insurance
How do I pay?
We offer two structures - if you reserve a car and choose "PrePayment Discount" you will get an extra 15% off our very low prices but you have to pay upon checkout. If you decide to book without that, you pay when you collect the vehicle. Either way you need to give us a credit card for guarantee for possible extras and incurred costs.
Why are you cheaper than other car rentals?
Our business concept is that we rent out good solid cars that are on average 10 years old but very well maintained and supervised thoroughly - because of that we are able to use cheaper cars with lower depreciation - and this delivers the very low rent price directly affecting your costs of travelling in Iceland.
Please make note that our minimum rental period is 2 days.
What type of insurance do you offer?
Collision Damage Waiver Insurance (CDW) covers you for damage of the rental car exceeding 1.750 EUR (the self risk amount or liability excess).
Super CDW Insurance (SCDW) is like the CDW above except that the self risk amount (liability excess) is only 750 EUR.
Gravel Protection (GP) covers damage to wind screen, headlights and the body of the car when gravel or rocks get thrown at the vehicle by another car. If you buy this insurance, you are only liable for the self risk amount in the CDW (or SCDW if you buy that) terms.
Theft Insurance (TI) covers total loss of the car if its stolen while you rent it - If you buy this insurance, you are only liable for the self risk amount in the CDW (or SCDW if you buy that) terms.
All our cars have the obligatory Third Party Liability Insurance (TPL) under Icelandic law - this covers third party damage or loss in an accident.
Please refer to our Terms page for more details and full conditions on the above insurances.
What documents do I need?
You need a valid drivers licence and a credit card on your name when you pick up the car to guarantee the rental agreement.
Will I need an international driving license?
All drivers must present driving licenses to rent with SADcars.
We accept all driving licenses issued by countries within the EU and USA/Canada. If you are from a country outside those regions we will accept your driving license if it has a license number, your photo, a valid date and is in roman alphabet. If your driving license does not fulfill those requirements you will need an international driving license to drive in Iceland.
How old do I need to be to be able to rent a car from you?
We have a 21 year age limit for our customers.
Can I cancel a reservation?
Cancellation policy is 48 hours prior to pick up of the rented vehicle. If you cancel with more than 48 hours notice you will get a 75% refund. Cancellation within 48 hours will not be refunded.
Blogs about SADcars or Bus hostel
SADcars and Bus hostel review - HekticTravels
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Transportation in Iceland by season - TravelReportage
Iceland Day 2; The Golden Circle - Small Crazy
The Northern Lights date in Iceland - The Date Guy
SADcars takin' the long way road trippin' - OverYonderlust.com
How to save money in Iceland - GoMad Nomad Travel Mag
Tips for driving Iceland´s ring road in winter JDomb's Travels
SADcars make me happy - Katka Travels
Our friends - SADcars recommend
SafeTravel - ensure your safety while traveling
The road traffic directorate - about driving in Iceland
Have a safe journey brochure
The Icelandic Road Administration - road conditions and weather
How to drive in Iceland - video
Kormákur og Skjöldur - Icelandic mens clothing store
Ölstofan - the best bar in town
Testimonials from SADcars customers
"Three weeks on the road, five thousand kilometers driven, no single issue with the car. The staff was easy going and always ready to help. Fully recommended. " — Jan Osicka
"My wife and I just spent 3 weeks camping out of a rental from SADCars. We drove 2,800km without a hitch (except a flat tire)! These cars are reliable and the SADCars employees are VERY helpful when you need a hand. I'll rent from them again on my next trip to Iceland! Take a trip in a SADCar, you won't be disappointed!" — Travis Storm