Avis My way


Avis My way

Photo: Páll Stefánsson

For most people visiting Iceland for the first (or second, or
third) time, getting out into the countryside and enjoying
the stunning landscape is a major priority. But while many
visitors want to learn more about the unique history and geography
of the places they visit, they don’t want to be beholden to
a set tour schedule and the whims of a large tour group. Luckily,
Avis offers a great solution for independent travelers: My Way,
a set of GPS-oriented audio programs that give you all the informational
benefits of a guided tour, while still allowing you to
travel at your own speed.


More than just a collection of pre-set driving directions, My Way
is like traveling with your very own—and very knowledgeable—
tour guide. Linked to a Garmin GPS system, My Way determines
your exact location and then shares interesting anecdotes, historical
tidbits, and geographical facts about the area as you
drive, as well as pointing out lesser-known points of interest that
you might otherwise miss. My Way offers three enjoyable day
trips, all of which can be narrated in either English or German.
The classic Golden Circle route will take you to some of Iceland’s
most cherished natural wonders, including Þingvellir—a
volcanic rift valley and the site of the world’s oldest parliament—
followed by the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall and the
Geysir geothermal area. Take a trip along the gorgeous southern
coast to experience waterfalls, black sand beaches, glaciers
and volcanos, all in one fantastic trip. Or enjoy some of the
country’s most extreme landscapes on the Reykjanes peninsula,
celebrated for its sprawling lava fields, its sulfuric springs, and,
of course, the world-renowned Blue Lagoon.


Driving around Iceland’s diverse countryside is an incredibly rewarding
experience, but the changeable and sometimes harsh
weather can present challenges for drivers who are unfamiliar
with such conditions. Avis works closely with Icelandic weather
and road authorities to provide its customers with up-to-date
information about driving conditions, but encourages drivers to
be vigilant about winter weather hazards, such as strong, gusty
winds and unexpected patches of black ice on roadways.
Before setting off on your journey, it’s also a good idea to
familiarize yourself with local road signs, traffic laws, and the different
kinds of roads that you might encounter—such as gravel
roads, single-lane bridges, and restricted highland routes. Avis
offers all its customers a helpful ‘Driving in Iceland’ pamphlet
which summarizes the most important information. But, with
eight sites strategically located around Iceland, you can be confident
that help will always be close at hand if you need it.

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