Reykjavik, Iceland -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/30/2014 -- Iceland's tourist trade continues to improve, with travel now accounting for 5.9 percent of the country's GDP. Forty six percent of visitors to the country choose to rent a car during the summer months with 31.9 percent choosing to do so during the winter months, according to the Icelandic Tourist Board. "When one chooses a Self Drive Iceland vacation, he or she needs to ensure their Car in Iceland will take them to the places they most wish to travel," Bjornsson of IceRental 4X4 recommends.
Countless opt to see Iceland by Car as the country consists of a surreal landscape, one unspoiled by modern life. The entire country remains surrounded by miles of scenic roads and visitors of all ages will find plenty of activities to keep them busy. "Although many do choose to start their visit in Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland, visitors won't want to miss the West Fjords and Latrabjarg cliffs, the Gullfoss waterfall and the amazing rock formations found in Dyrholaey. Traveling by car provides tourists with the opportunity to explore those areas they wish to know more about at their own pace while viewing those they have less interest in and then moving on. Personal transportation allows each traveler to set their own timetable," Bjornsson points out.
Tourists frequently decide to visit the country during the summer months to take advantage of the nonstop daylight and the midnight sun, yet one should never overlook the opportunity to visit during the winter to see the northern lights, a must see for many travelers across the globe. "May and September will always be good times to visit also thanks to the smaller crowds and reduced prices, yet temperatures tend to fluctuate more. Summer offers the best chance for warm weather and long daylight hours and visitors discover an abundance of outdoor activities to keep them amused. Prices tend to be lowest in the winter and yet many find this is the only time to visit thanks to northern lights tours and New Year's festivities," Bjornsson explains.
No matter when one chooses to visit or where one plans to go within the country, the one thing travelers find is that the Icelanders are more than happy to greet and assist visitors. "English is widely used throughout the country, however, visitors will find a breathtaking combination of the old and the new within Iceland and most find they would like to make a return trip in the very new future, one where they can self drive and explore all the country has to offer," Bjornsson declares.
About IceRental 4X4
IceRental 4X4 provides personalized service to all clients to ensure the experience of exploring Iceland is a great one for anyone planning a self-drive vacation. All vehicles undergo a thorough inspection before a rental and careful scrutiny when the vehicle is returned to ensure drivers don't have any problems while out on the road. Delivery service remains an option for consumers and all prices include VAT, unlimited mileage and a free GPS navigation system. IceRental 4X4 provides the opportunity for tourists to explore Iceland safely, going beyond the asfalt to do so, and customers choose from a range of vehicles, designed for single travelers or families, as IceRental 4X4 understands different travelers have different needs.