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Airwaves 2011, booking tours, and rental cars

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Airwaves 2011, booking tours, and rental cars

Hi all.

Looked through the forums and couldn't find the answers to my questions, so I'll open a new thread.

Wife and I are heading to Iceland Oct 11 - 18, 2011.

We're thinking of booking our flight/hotel through Icelandair because it seems to be the best price (and includes Airwaves passes.)

We don't plan on hitting all of the festival and are thinking of getting out of town for a day trip or two...

Would it be best to book day tours through Icelandair's web site or are there cheaper options?

And we're getting a rental car with our trip... Can we just drive to some of these locations on our own? Or do we need to be on a 'tour' to do some of the activites?

Also - Icelandair's web site offers no real info about the car rental. Anyone have experience renting a car through them? Where is the pickup/drop off location?

Thanks.

Dave

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1. Re: Airwaves 2011, booking tours, and rental cars

There are many options for tours - take a look at visitreykjavik.is/desktopdefault.aspx/…

I took a look at Icelandair's North American Web site - when I click on car rental I get taken to Hertz, which is what I would have expected. You can then select your pick up / drop off point. If this is included as part of a package then I assume that the car would be available to your at Keflavík International Airport and that you would return it there. Hertz pick-up is simple - the desk is in the Arrivals Area after clearing Customs, and the car itself will be in the rental car park, a open air car park immediately across from the terminal, and a 2 minute walk, even with a baggage cart.

With the exception of some specialised tours such as glacier driving, all tourists areas are accessible by rental car. Rental 2WD are banned on seasonal interior routes - all roads and tracks shown in red on the inside back cover here us.is/scripts/…English.pdf - but most if not all will be closed for the winter by October.

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2. Re: Airwaves 2011, booking tours, and rental cars

Thanks for the great info on the locations and the rental rules. First trip there and we want to see as much as possible!

The map is going to be very helpful.

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