Renting a car in Iceland | Protection packages
When renting a car in Iceland additional protection is essential for your safety and peace of mind. The level of protection depends on your needs. We at Dollar Iceland Rent A Car offer different level of protection as we want to be flexible when it comes to meeting your needs.
Collision Protection Package
Collision protection package is an optional CDW protection and is available to the Renter free of charge.
CDW is a Motor hull insurance that covers, for example, the damage, destruction and loss of the rental car and limits the lessee's/driver's liability to a certain amount.
For passenger cars the liability amount is 240.000 ISK and for 4x4/AWD vehicles, 7-seaters and 9 seaters it is 340.000 ISK. Among things the CDW does not cover personal belongings lost, damaged or stolen.
Please consult the Terms and Condition
for a full list of what is covered with the CDW and what is not.
Theft Protection (TP) is included in our rental rate).
Additional protection packages
Windshield protection is to cover your front windshield from damage such as chips and cracks caused by gravel and stones. Windshields are very expensive in Iceland. It is also the most common damage that occurs to renters.
Super protection package (SCDW) lowers the lessee’s/driver’s liability compared to the CDW. This is an optional upgrade to the CDW.
Grand protection package (GCDW) includes Super protection package and essentially adds gravel road protection to your level of protection. It compensates for damage to the windshield, front lights and paint of the rent a car caused by gravel or stones that hit the rental car from a passing vehice on a gravel road. Please note that even though these incidents are linked to driving on gravel roads they are certainly not limited to driving on gravel roads. For example, windshield damage is one of the most common damage to rental cars in Iceland and it can occur on paved as well as gravel roads, in cities as well as in the country side.
The Grand protection package also covers damages to the chassis of the hire car, such as to the exhaust system, gear-box and engine if the vehicle scrapes the surface of a regular road or on F-marked roads for those rental cars which are fit for such roads. This is an optional upgrade to the Super protection package.
Sand and Ash storm protection (SAAP)
Iceland is known for strong winds and often barren landscape. In combination this is cause of frequent sandstorms which blow up sand or other fine material from the earth which can cause serious damage to the painting and other parts of your rent a car. This can happen anywhere in Iceland where there is not a lot of vegetation in dry and windy situations. Southern coast along route 1 is however an area where sandstorms are particularly frequent.
Premium protection package (PCDW)
For hassle free delivery and return and a complete peace of mind we offer the most comprehensive collision damage waiver available to you when you rent a car in Iceland. The premium has no deductible, 0 ISK.
River Ford Crossing protection (RFC) is a a specific water- damage insurance coverage, which includes negotiating AWD/4x4 vehicles across fords at speed less than 4 kilometres per hour. Own risk in each case of damage shall be specified in the rental agreement.
You can either book the insurance coverage when booking online or do it at the counter when you pick up the car. If you book it online you can easily change your insurance at the counter.