We are planning our trip to Iceland and want to rent a car for a few days. A few trips (i. e. to Svartifoss) might go a bit off road. Does it make sense to buy a Gravel protection insurance, or is this unnecessary? How about sand and ash insurance?
The car rental website states:
Gravel protection: Covers damages to wind screen, headlights and the car when gravel or rocks get thrown at the vehicle by another car.
The renter is able to purchase Sand and Ash Protection (SAAP) insurance that covers damage to paint, windows, lights, plastics, chromes and wheels of the rental cars, caused by sand, gravel, ash, pumice, or other earth materials being blown onto the vehicle. The deductible is 50.000 IKR for all rental cars in our fleet.