Get the best price on your Iceland vehicle rental!
We have the most popular makes and models at very competitive prices! Start your journey from Reykjavik or Keflavik Airport, the choice is yours.
While small in size, our Economy and City cars offer excellent performance at a reduced price. A perfect choice for short trips around Reykjavík or within the city limits. Driving around Iceland has never been easier!
Our Standard SUV & 4x4 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 in Iceland.
Got your whole family with you? Need extra storage space? The Large SUVs & 4x4 category has just what you need. Travel around Iceland 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, leave no stone unturned on the Land of Fire and Ice!
Renting a car at Keflavik Airport is the way to go if you want to start exploring the Land of Fire and Ice from the very beginning! Get behind the wheel of your chosen Iceland rental car and save yourself 11€ and a bus journey to the city.
Your rental car’s pick-up process depends on the vehicle you choose! You might need to walk for 5 minutes OR we may send a shuttle bus to wait for you at Keflavik Airport. If you want to know which one it’s going to be, drop us a message and we’ll let you know!
Reykjavik is only 30 miles (50 km) away from Keflavik Airport, so the drive over to the island’s capital is fast and easy. The best way to get there is:
Make sure to carefully go through the following information in order to get a better idea of what renting a car in Iceland is like!
It’s no secret that Iceland is home to some of the most jaw-dropping and impressive natural attractions and landscapes in the world. The island’s state-of-the-art road network, together with the remote location of most of the must-see places on it, make renting a car the best way to discover everything that the Land of Fire and Ice has to offer.
Depending on what country you are from, driving around Iceland may very well be a completely different experience than what you are used to! Before you begin your Iceland car rental journey, make sure you are aware that:
In terms of traffic jams and endless lines of cars waiting at traffic lights… Good news! You won’t have to deal with any of that. Iceland’s capital is bustling with activity but it is not overcrowded, so relax and enjoy cruising around the city streets on your own time!
While cruising around in your Iceland car rental you are likely to encounter the famous ‘F-roads’, narrow gravel roads leading to the most inaccessible points of the island.
Please, be aware that: they are only open between June and September, due to the danger that they pose under harsh weather conditions; and that, in order to venture on to them, it’s absolutely compulsory to rent a 4x4 vehicle!
There are tons of amazing and fun things to do while you’re driving around Iceland in your cheap car rental.
There are so many different options that it’s impossible for us to include them all here, so feel free to choose your own or go with one of our top 3 picks below:
Got questions? You’re in luck! We’ve already provided answers to the most common questions regarding car rentals in Iceland.
The go-to places to rent a car in Iceland are: Keflavik Airport and Reykjavik. We recommend renting a car at Keflavik International Airport, as you’ll be able to begin your adventure immediately and save on the bus transfer into Reykjavik.
Renting a car in Iceland for 1 week will cost you around $243 ($35 per day), depending on the season and the vehicle choice.
Currently, as shown in the following price/quality benchmark of Iceland car rentals, the least expensive option is Reykjavik Cars. The reason you won’t find us on rental comparison sites such as Kajak or RentalCars is because we only work with local companies and are 100% based in Iceland in order to get the best deals and provide the highest possible customer service.
No, all COVID-19 measures required to travel to Iceland have ended. Please visit our dedicated Travel Restrictions page to stay up to date with the evolution of COVID 19 in Iceland.
All driving licenses issued from the U.S.A, Canada and the European Economic Area (EEA) are valid in Iceland. A driving license from anywhere else is valid provided it has:
The registered driver must be at least 20 years of age and have held a full drivers license for at least 12 months.
The minimum age of the registered driver may vary according to the type of vehicle rented. Please check our Terms & Conditions.
You will also need a valid driver’s license, passport and credit card to rent a vehicle in Iceland.
It depends on the travel insurance policy that you have purchased.
Always make sure that the same person appears on the travel insurance and on the rental agreement, and that if you incur any damage, you report it within 24 hours of the event.
As you’ll probably want to venture out of Reykjavik and explore the island further, we recommend renting a four-wheel drive (aka. 4x4) or SUV, as it will guarantee your mobility despite adverse weather conditions and give you the chance to reach as many remote locations in Iceland as possible.
The price for fuel in Iceland is high and tends to peak during the summer months.
For example, during August 2021 the price of gas in Iceland was 225.8 ISK per liter ($1.75 USD). That’s nearly $7 USD per gallon, so keep the high gas prices in mind when planning your trip!