ADR & national authorities

There is a complaint committee operated by the Consumers Association and the Icelandic Tourism federation (SAF). The committee however only accepts cases concerning companies that are members of SAF. Most of the largest car rentals in Iceland are members and therefore it is possible to refer disputes to the committee regarding those companies. It may therefore be a great benefit for consumers to do business with a car rental that is a member of SAF.

If you live in Europe and have a problem regarding an Icelandic car Rental Company, you can contact the ECC centre in your home country. They will then forward your complaint to the ECC centre in Iceland and both centres will then work together to resolve the issue.

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Car Rental Season

Summer is the main tourism season in Iceland and so ECC-Iceland is very busy during summer and fall answering queries from tourists who have had some problems regarding car rental. In many cases there have been, or the rental company claims there are, some damages to the rented vehicle. Sadly such cases do occur even if all preventive measures are taken but it is still good to keep in mind some golden rules when renting a car to minimize the risk of anything unsuspected happening:

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