Hiring the car initially Alex and I arrived at the AVIS office, situated just on the outskirts of Reykjavik centre, and we were given the keys to a Volkswagen Golf automatic – I would highly recommend renting an automatic if you are at all nervous about manual drive, because let’s face it, they’re much easier. Also, if you’re looking for road trip itineraries or inspiration you can find it here. We requested a Sat Nav for our travels in Iceland, and was offered one featuring a program called myway. Basically, myway acts as a virtual tour guide to three routes in Iceland; The Golden Circle, The Reykjanes Peninsula and The South Shore. Since we wanted to head towards The Golden Circle (probably the most popular tourist route in Iceland) we pressed that route and began our journey.