Obligations of the lessee


5) The lessee agrees to the provisions of the lease and has received a copy of it.

6) The lessee will return the vehicle:
a) With all attachments, including tires, tools, documents, maps, and other items that were in or on the vehicle at the start of the 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. The same applies if extra parts that came with the vehicle are missing upon the vehicle’s return or if returned in an unsatisfactory condition, i.e. these items will be charged to the lessee´s credit card.
b) On the date and time specified by the lease, unless otherwise agreed later.

7) If the lessee violates the terms of this contract or does not return the automobile at the time agreed according to lease, or does 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. If the lessee returns the vehicle 1 hour or later after the lease has expired, the lessor is authorized to demand up to 24-hours rental under the terms of the lease. For every day that begins thereafter, the lessor may collect all charges as per the lessor’s pricelist.

8) Driving rental cars on roads or tracks with no road number is forbidden. Passenger cars and 2wd vehicles are strictly forbidden on roads that are marked with an F on public maps, as well as driving Kjölur (road 35) or Kaldidalur (road 550). Driving on F-roads is only allowed on 4X4 (four-wheel drive) jeeps that the lessor agrees as appropriate for being driven on such roads. A breach of this article authorizes the lessor to collect fines from the lessee, equaling the amount of own-risk as stated in lessors pricelist at any given time. The aforementioned provision on fines does not affect the lessee’s liability regarding damage. It is the lessee´s responsibility to obtain information on road conditions while traveling as well as weather forecasts and general warnings.

9) 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. If the lessee drops off the vehicle at a different location than stated in this rental agreement the lessor is allowed to charge the lessee according to the lessor’s pricelist for the cost caused by fetching the vehicle. If the vehicle is not returned with a full fuel tank lessor is authorized to charge the lessee for refueling the vehicle according to the lessor’s pricelist. The lessee is liable for damage resulting from the 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:
a) Off-road driving, for example, in paths and tracks, on beaches, in areas only accessible during low tide, or in other trackless areas.
b) Vehicle use that contravenes Icelandic law and/or the provisions of the lease or driving under the influence of any intoxicants.
c) Driving in or across rivers or any kind of waterways. Such driving is totally the responsibility of the lessee.
d) Driving in banks of snow and ice.

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

11) 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. The lessee shall notify the lessor as soon as possible if the odometer is out of order or stops functioning during the term of the lease.

12) 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.

13) The lessee agrees to pay the lessor, upon request:
a) a deposit amounting to the estimated cost of hiring the car.
b) any and all expenses incurred by the lessor if he has to bring the vehicle back to his premises, in the event that it has been left somewhere without supervision, without regard to the condition of the vehicle, the roads, or the weather. In the same manner, the lessee is responsible for all costs due to the transport of the vehicle in case of damage caused by the lessee.

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.

15) The lessee is liable for all parking charges and road tolls as well as parking fines and fines resulting from violating traffic laws.

16) The lessor reserves the right to collect a charge from the lessee, charged against his or her credit card, according to lessors pricelist, the lessor has to pay fines for the lessee and/or inform the authorities about the lessee because of traffic violations.

17) The lessee is not authorized to use the vehicle to transport passengers for payment, lend it to others, or sublease it.

18) If the lessee ignores the lessor's notifications to bring the car in for oil change, service inspection, or mandatory vehicle inspection the lessor is permitted to collect a negligence charge according to Höldur's rates.

19) If the rental ends before the agreed time as per the agreement the lessor is allowed to collect the full balance of the rental agreement.