Terms & Conditions Coach Rental

Terms & Conditions Coach Rental

  1. 1.  Age and driving license:

1.1 The driver of a passenger car has to be at least 23 years old and driver license held for at least one year.

1.2 The driver of a vehicle for more than 8 persons will need an extended driver license and shall present appropriate license at the start of rental.

  1. 2.  Method of payment: 

2.1.  Lessee’s valid credit card is required. Most types of credit cards are accepted. A credit card imprint will be taken at the start of all rentals for security reasons, even when a voucher covers the cost of the rental. This credit card imprint may be used to pay all extra charges, including extra km, extra insurance, parking tickets, damages, tank re-fill or any cost due to the use of the rented vehicle.

  1. 3.  General provisions:

3.1.  Insurance: Third party liability insurance shall be equivalent to the amount stipulated by Icelandic law each time. The lessee is totally responsible for any and all damage to the car. By purchasing Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) the lessee can insure himself against the disbursement of the driver liability; the amount of the own-risk fee is according to the value of each vehicle.

3.2.  However, no insurance covers damages to the underside of the rented vehicle or damages due to driving through rivers or any kind of waterfall. CDW does not cover such damages. Such damages are always the lessee’s full responsibility. Please see more about insurance in the articles here below.

  1. 4.  Tachograph:

4.1 The driver is responsible for using tachograph when driving. Each driver should use one tachograph chart for each day driving. The driver should enter these information on the chart:

  • Full name of the driver, starting date and point and ending date and point.
  • Licence number of the vehicle, each day by the start of the first trip.
  • The status of the odometer, at the beginning of the first trip and the end of the last trip.

The driver should return the charts at the office at Guðmundur Tyrfingsson ehf or leave it in the vehicle.

The lessee is responsible for all fines and extra cost if rules regarding tachograph are not followed.

The lessee and/or the driver are responsible for following the rules regarding driving time and resting time of the driver and are responsible for fines and extra cost if those rules are not followed.

  1. 5.  Return of the vehicle:

The lessee will return the vehicle:

With all attachments, including tires, tools, documents, maps and other items that were in or on the vehicle at the start of rental, in the same condition as upon reception, except for normal wear and tear from  use.

If something is missing the lessee agrees that the cost price of individual items that are absent when the vehicle is returned will be charged to his or her credit card.

On the date and time specified by the lease, unless otherwise agreed later.

Vehicle should be returned clean, inside as well as outside. If the vehicle is not returned clean then the lessor can charge the lessee‘s credit card for a fee of 15.000 ISK.

If fuel is not included in price then the vehicle should be returned with full fuel tank otherwise the lessor can charge the lessee‘s credit card for filling the tank.

If the lessee violates the terms of this contract or does not return the automobile at the time agreed according to lease, ordoes not declare his intention to extend the lease, the lessor or the police are authorized to repossess the vehicle without

further notice and at the lessee´s cost. Extending the lease is dependent on the consent of the lessor.

  1. 6.  Driving:

6.1.  Driving coaches on roads or tracks with no road number is forbidden.  It is only allowed to drive on Highland roads in coaches that the lessor allows to drive these roads, highland  roads  are marked with an “F” on public maps, as well as driving Kjölur (road 35) or Kaldidalur (road 550).

6.2.  The lessor should be notified if the vehicle is to be taken on ferries like Baldur and Herjólfur.

6.3.  Off road driving and driving on roads that are closed is unauthorised.

6.4.  The vehicle shall be handled and driven carefully. Only those named as drivers on the first page of the agreement are authorized to drive the automobile.

6.5.  If a carrier is used then the lessee is fully responsible for it and any damage on it as well.

6.6.  The lessee is liable for damage resulting from use of the automobile for which no compensation will be paid by the insurance company. This includes damages to the automobile and/or injury to passengers due to the following:

6.7.  Off-road driving, for example, in paths and tracks, on beaches, in areas only accessible during low tide, or in other trackless areas.

6.8.  Vehicle use that contravenes Icelandic law and/or the provisions of the lease or driving under the influence of any intoxicants.

6.9.  Driving in or across rivers or any kind of waterways. Such driving is totally the responsibility of the lessee.

6.10. Driving in banks of snow and ice.

6.11.  In the event of a collision or accident the lessee shall immediately notify the incident to the lessor, the appropriate police authorities, or firm that takes care of making accident statements. It is the lessees sole responsibility that such statement is made in all cases of collision or accident.

6.12.  The number of kilometers (km) that the vehicle is driven while the lease is in force is determined by reading a normal odometer supplied with the vehicle by the manufacturer.

6.13.  The lessor is not responsible for the disappearance of or damage to property that the lessee or any other party leaves in or transports with the vehicle.

6.14.  The lessee is not authorized to have repairs done or make changes to the vehicle or its accessories, or to put the vehicle up as any kind of security, without the prior consent of the lessor.

6.15.  The lessee is liable for all parking meter charges and fines for breaking traffic laws.

6.16.  The lessee is not authorized to lend the vehicle to others, or sublease it.

  1. 7.  Obligations of the Lessor:

7.1.  The lessor undertakes to supply the vehicle at the agreed time and see to that it meets the demands made for it.

7.2.  If the vehicle malfunctions, the lessor shall supply the lessee with a comparable vehicle as soon as possible. If the damage is minor, the lessee is authorized to have repairs done on the vehicle after obtaining the lessors consent.

7.3.  The lessor shall inform the lessee of the content of the agreement particularly as regards the obligations that the lessee undertakes by signing it.

7.4.  The lessor shall inform the foreign lessee regarding Icelandic traffic regulations, traffic signs, and regulations banning off-road driving. The lessor shall particularly point out the dangers stemming from animals on the roads.

7.5.  The lessor undertakes to maintain valid liability insurance for his business operations.

  1. 8.  Insurance:

8.1.  The lease sum/rental fee includes mandatory vehicle insurance, including liability insurance and accident insurance for the driver and the owner. Third-party liability insurance will consist of the amount stipulated by Icelandic law at any given time.

8.2.  The lessee can purchase separate accident (CDW) insurance. This policy will specify the amount deductible in each instance of loss.

8.3.  Each own-risk only applies to one incident. In instances of more damage that obviously did not occur at one and the same time, each own-risk CDW applies to only one incident.

8.4.  This Collision Damage Waiver – CDW does not cover:

Intentional damage or damage due to gross negligence on the part of the driver.

8.5. Damage resulting from the driver being under the influence of alcohol, stimulants or sedatives, or in any other way incapable of driving the vehicle in safe manner.

8.6.  Damage due to race or test driving.

8.7.  Damage due to war, revolution, civil unrest, or riots.

8.8.  Damage done by animals.

8.9.  Holes burned into seats, carpets, or mats.

8.10.  Damage affecting only wheels, tires, suspension, batteries, glass (other than windows), radios, or loss by theft of parts of the vehicle and damage resulting from this.

8.11.  Damage caused by driving on rough roads to the vehicles transmission, drive, other parts that are in or attached to the chassis; damage to the chassis resulting from scraping the bottom on rough roads as a result of ridges being left by the road graders; stones lodged in the road surface or on the shoulder of the road. The same applies to damage occurring when stones are thrown up, striking the underside of the vehicle during driving.

8.12. Damages resulting from driving in places where vehicle traffic is banned, such as paths, tracks, banks of snow, ice, un-bridged rivers or streams, beaches, places only accessible at low tide, or other trackless areas.

8.13.  Damages caused by sand, gravel, ash, pumice, or other kinds of earth material being blown onto the vehicle, only SADW (Sand and Ash Damage Waiver) covers such damage – please refer to General provisions.

8.14.  If the vehicle is transported by sea, no compensation will be paid for damage caused by sea spray/seawater.

8.15.  Damages to passenger cars and/or 2wd vehicles caused by driving on roads marked with an “F” in public maps as well as driving on Kjölur (Road 35) or Kaldidalur (road 550).

8.16.  Lessors loss because of the vehicle being stolen.

8.17.  Water damage to the vehicle.

8.18.  In other instances, reference is made to the general provisions for accident/all -risks insurance.

  1. 9.  General terms:

9.1.  The Lessee confirms with his or her signature to this rental agreement that he or she received the vehicle and attachments in sound condition.

9.2.  Signing this rental agreement is equal to lessee´s signature for a credit card transaction due to payments of charges which lessor charges to lessee’s credit card and is rightfully claimed by lessor according to provisions of this rental agreement.

9.3.  This rental agreement shall always be in the vehicle while at the responsibility of the lessee.

9.4.  Additions and amendments to the conditions and provisions of this lease agreement shall be made in writing.

9.5.  Icelandic law applies to agreements made on the basis of terms stated above. This includes any claims for compensation that might be made. This applies both to the basis for and the calculation of compensation. The same applies to claims for damage based on liability outside this agreement. If legal disputes arise concerning the lease agreement, they will be heard before the lessors legal venue.

9.6.  It should be pointed out that disputes between the parties to the lease agreement can be submitted to the Arbitration committee of the Icelandic Consumer´s Association and the Icelandic Travel Industry Association.