CDW options, Sand and Ash protection / Gravel protection
During the online booking experience, you will be asked to choose an insurance option.
Depending on the CDW Option you choose a deductible (self-risk) applies to each accident and/or damage.
Sand and Ash Protection (SAAP) is a type of insurance coverage that is designed to protect rental cars from the potential damage caused by volcanic ash and sand in Iceland. Certain areas of Iceland still have loose ash and fine sand from the Eyjafjallajökull eruption, which can blow around and damage vehicles. SAAP is a specific waiver that was created to cover this type of damage, as Icelandic insurance companies do not include it in their Collision Damage Waiver. This coverage is optional, but highly recommended if you plan to drive in Iceland.
Gravel Protection (GP) is an optional insurance coverage particularly in Iceland where gravel roads are common. GP provides coverage for damages caused by gravel roads to the body of the rental car, including the headlights and front windshield. This insurance is highly recommended if your travel route includes gravel roads, especially off the main Route 1 or the ring road. Gravel Protection is one of the most essential optional insurances to consider in Iceland. The GP is designed to provide extra protection to the driver and passengers from the damages caused by gravel roads.