Road trip tips for beginners

Road trips are more convenient than air travel, offer just as much (or even more) adventure and gives you the opportunity to make memories that will last you a lifetime. However, road trips take a little planning. Here are a few tips that will help make your first road trip a success.

1. Decide on an easy destination

Choose a destination that is not too far away for your first road trip. For example, choose a city couple of hours away. You will enjoy a nice drive to your destination, spend some time in a new place, and drive back home all in one day.

2. Choose and plan your route

You can use a map or the internet to plan a route. You may take the scenic route or back roads rather than highways, it’s up to you.

3. Grab technology tools

Technology can be a agreat partner when you’re planning a road trip or even when you’re already on the road. Check out this 5 great free road trip apps.

4. Check your car

Few days before your road trip, have your mechanic check your car’s fluid levels, brakes, tires and anything else that could cause problems.

6. Consider renting a car

Your car may not be not made for long trips. With any road trip you take, consider what car is best for your needs and services the best aspects of the drive. Need to rent a car? Rent it with us!

7. Bring some entertainment

Whether you’re tapping into your own collection of music, streaming tunes via Spotify, or listening to your favorite podcasts, make sure your phone is set to keep you entertained over the driving.

8. Stay safe

Go down those small roads, get out of your comfort zone and explore, but be alert all the time. If you have the room, keep a gallon of water and another one for gas.

A successful road trip will stay with you for life. What other tips would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments section below.

Tips for making a road trip in Iceland

What comes to your mind when you think of Iceland? Surely landscapes of science fiction full of geysers, lava fields, glaciers and dreamy waterfalls. The best way to travel this wonderful country is to rent a car and take an epic journey.

We present you 6 tips for you to design the perfect road trip in Iceland that become the most unforgettable experience.

1. Make an itinerary

Surely you won’t want to miss anything but at the same time you may not have unlimited time. Select the places you want to visit and design a route to get from one point to another efficiently. We also recommend that you visit Safe Travel. We recommend this list of places we pick for you:

 

2. Choose the car that fits your needs

Iceland is full of mountains, frozen lakes, cobbled streets … It is a country with extreme nature! That’s why you have to choose the right car. We recommend you rent a 4×4 car. Meet our fleet in Iceland.

3. Be alert to animals

In summer it’s possible that groups of sheep going freely on the road. In rural areas you can also meet with wild horses. Be alert!

4. Fill the fuel tank

Once you leave the cities it’s difficult to see gas stations very often in Iceland. Every time you see one gas station, try to fill the tank as a precaution

5. Get prepared correctly for Iceland

There may be quite remote areas so it’s better to bring snacks, bottled water and clothing suitable for extreme weather depending on the season. A first aid kit and medication is also a good item to carry.

6. Don’t camp anywhere

Your best bet is to look for official camping areas and if you don’t any, avoid camping near farms. You can learn more about the rules about camping in Iceland here.

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Now that you know all you have to do to organize your road trip to Iceland, you only need to book a car with us