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While small in size, our Economy & City Cars category offers excellent performance at a reduced price. A perfect choice for short trips around Reykjavik or within the city limits.
Our 4x4 Rentals category is just right for exploring the most remote corners of the island at an affordable price. Efficient, robust vehicles with no frills but with all the essentials for a great off-road adventure.
Got your whole family with you? Need extra storage space? Our Large Vehicles category has just what you need. Travel in comfort with up to 6 more companions and go down every dirt road you find without a single worry on your mind!
Are you coming on a company-wide business trip or is your family just very numerous? Our Minivan & Passenger Van category is the best option for large groups of people (up to 9) with extra storage space requirements. With versatility and capacity at its core, don’t miss a thing in the Land of Fire and Ice!
Great rental from start to finish. The staff at their Keflavik office and the customer service team are really nice and very helpful. The car was in good condition, very comfy to drive & economical (we did the whole Route 1) The rental price was really good, definitely the cheapest one around. I highly recommend this rental company.
Booking online in New Zealand, we had no idea which rental company to use in Iceland and chose Reykjavik Cars mainly on price and some good reviews. We were not disappointed. The compact car we chose was great to drive, the friendly team at the Reykjavik city office gave us all the information we needed regarding road rules and driving in Iceland, and the price was very reasonable.
We had a great experience with Reykjavík Cars! Our car was ready when we landed, it worked great the entire trip. The WiFi was helpful in navigating the island and worked seamlessly. Drop off was easy. I prefer to try and use local companies while travelling to keep money in the country I am going to and this fit that bill as well!
I want to underline and thank the good service of your company. We noted the simply, fast delivery and comfort of the car. If you visit Iceland ,you need a car and for this I recommend Reykjavik Cars. Best regards.
The process was seamless, from booking the reservation to picking up and returning the car. The vehicle itself was in excellent condition and exceeded all of my expectations. The staff were friendly, helpful, and went above and beyond to ensure that my rental experience was pleasant and stress-free. They were quick to respond to our email queries prior to booking as well. I highly recommend this car hire company to anyone in need of a reliable and well-maintained vehicle. Their competitive prices ,and exceptional service make them a top choice in car rental. Thank you Reykjavik cars, we had a memorable trip.
Easter traditions vary across the world, and Icelanders have their own way to celebrate it.
An impressive volcanic fissure in Iceland.
We’ve been in the Iceland car rental industry since 2013 and have since gone on to become one of the most important car hires in Iceland, second to none in prices and customer service.
We’re always one step ahead of your needs in order to provide you with the most popular rental cars in Iceland! From economy cars and passenger vans to standard and large 4x4s, SUVs & luxury cars… Our fleet has it all. You name it, we’ve got it!
‘With a great car hire comes great commitment’. Commitment to ensuring that you have the time of your life and to swiftly help solve any problems that you may run into with your Reykjavik car hire.
Not sure about hiring your car in Iceland yet because you’re worried that something might come up? No problem! Give us 48 hours' notice and we’ll return your deposit in full!
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Our Iceland car hire process is so easy and efficient, that all you need to do is follow these 3 simple steps:
1. Complete our brief booking process and receive a confirmation email with all your details.
2. Fly to Iceland and come to our offices to pick up your hired car.
3. Explore the hidden wonders of Iceland and contact us if you need help.
4. Drop off your hired car at our Reykjavik or Keflavik offices and leave us a review if you’re up to it!
Iceland, the Land of Fire & Ice, is a place like no other on Earth. It’s so unique, and so packed with natural attractions and stunning landscapes, that you won’t want to miss a thing. The best way to get around the island with total flexibility, and without going broke in the process, is to hire a car!
Thinking about sticking to the capital and the main roads? Check out our ‘Economy & City Cars’ category, or opt for one of our new large vehicles or minivans for hire if you’re part of a big group!
If you don’t know where to go, try the Ring Road! It’s the best ‘donut’ you’ll ever encounter, taking you all around Iceland and passing through the most breathtaking tourist attractions on the island.
Feeling adventurous? We have some of the best 4x4 vehicles in Iceland for you to choose from. Take on the challenging F-roads and discover one-of-a-kind, remote locations like Askja, Landmannalaugar and Thorsmork!
Congratulations! If you’re reading this section of our website, you’ve probably already decided to hire a car in Iceland!
Hiring a car in Iceland is a unique experience that may catch you by surprise if you’ve never visited the island before. We’ve compiled a list of essential tips and driving advice to make sure that your car hire experience in Iceland is picture-perfect!
Ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Hire a car in Iceland and start exploring!
To hire a car in Iceland with us, you’ll need:
You’ll need to be at least 20 years old to be able to hire a car in Iceland. However, for large SUVs & 4x4s, you’ll need to be 23 years old.
We recommend booking your hired car in Iceland at Keflavik. Our offices are right next to KEF airport (and Reykjavik is about an hour away), so you can grab the keys to your car as soon as you land and hit the road!
That really depends on what type of vehicle you decide to hire! City cars and minivans are great for the main roads and urban areas, but if you want to explore the more remote corners of Iceland, you’ll need a 4x4 SUV (compulsory if you want to take on the F-roads).
SUVs & 4x4s are the most hired vehicles in Iceland. Hiring a 4x4 in Iceland is truly ideal, as you’ll be able to reach all of the island’s points of interest!
The Toyota Aygo and the Kia Rio are the most popular economy cars for hire in Iceland. The Dacia Duster and the Suzuki Vitara take the gold when it comes to hired 4x4s.
Essentially, it all depends on the type of trip you have planned! Economy cars are excellent for exploring urban areas or even the Ring Road during the summer. However, if you’re striving for adventure or visit Iceland during the winter, we recommend hiring a 4x4 vehicle.
Hiring a city car, like the Toyota Aygo, in Iceland for 1 week will cost you around $350 ($50 per day), depending on the time of year you plan on traveling. If you opt for a 4x4, one week behind the wheel of the Dacia Duster will cost you around $294 ($42 per day), depending on the season you choose.
Hiring a city car, like the Toyota Aygo, in Iceland for 1 month will cost you around $1,400 ($50 per day), depending on the time of year you plan on traveling. A week with the Jeep Renegade will cost you around $2,408 ($86 per day), depending on the season.
The price for fuel in Iceland is high and tends to peak during the summer months. On the positive side, every one of our hired cars in Reykjavik includes a FREE Fuel Discount Key.
Driving in Iceland is very different to driving in other countries. Leaving the main roads and carving out your own path is illegal and punishable with big fines or even jail time, so don’t even think about it!
Feel free to check out our ‘Ultimate Guide to Driving Around Iceland’ for more detailed information.
Are you ready to explore Reykjavik and Iceland’s beautiful landscapes in your hired car? Here’s a list of tips and driving advice to ensure your trip to Iceland's capital city is a success.
The decision is yours, but whatever you do… Relax, have fun and enjoy it!
Our Reykjavik office opens from 8 AM to 5 PM, for both rental pick-ups and drop-offs.
Yes, you can. However, the only way to secure your car hire is by paying a small deposit via our website. The remaining amount can be paid at our offices.
If you plan on sticking to Reykjavik and the main roads, then a city car like the Toyota Aygo is a great choice! If you want to take on the F-roads or venture further from the city, we recommend hiring a 4x4 vehicle.
Yes, absolutely. Our most popular car for hire in Reykjavik just happens to be the automatic Toyota Aygo!
Yes, insurance is compulsory for driving a car in Iceland. Every one of our cars for hire in Reykjavik include Third Party Liability insurance (CDW), which should be enough for cruising around Reykjavik. However, if you plan on exploring more remote locations on the island, you should consider purchasing our Platinum or Premium insurance packages.
Reykjavik Airport (RKV) is the closest airport to the island’s capital; however, it’s exclusively used for national flights, so the vast majority of travellers arriving in Iceland will land at Keflavik International Airport (KEF).
We have offices in Reykjavik and Keflavik, but not all of our vehicles can be picked up and dropped off at both of our offices. Feel free to contact us if you would like more information about your selected rental car.
Unfortunately, no. All you need to do is swing by our offices in Reykjavik and we’ll get you behind the wheel in a flash!
Yes, but it depends on the car you choose. Please contact us for more detailed information about the rental you have hired.
The best way to secure the lowest price on your Reykjavik car hire is by booking ahead and travelling during low season (between October and January).
It really depends on what part of Reykjavik you want to park in: the more centric, the higher the price. For detailed information about parking in Reykjavik you can take a look at our guide to parking in Reykjavik.
You can visit www.vedur.is for everything weather-related, and www.road.is for the latest in terms of road conditions.
And that’s all folks! For more questions and answers about hiring a car in Iceland and exploring Reykjavik, please visit our FAQs page. Happy travels!