THE BEST ICELAND CAR RENTAL

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.

Economy & City Car Rentals in Iceland

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!

Hyundai i10 rental in Iceland

Hyundai i10 (manual)

  • Manual
  • Doors:4
  • Passengers:4
  • Suitcases:2
  • F-Roads:FWD
  • Model:2019-2020
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Toyota Aygo rental in Iceland

Toyota Aygo (manual)

  • manual
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:4
  • Suitcases:1
  • F-Roads:FWD
  • Model:2019-2022
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Toyota Aygo rental in Iceland

Toyota Aygo (automatic)

  • automatic
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:4
  • Suitcases:1
  • F-Roads:FWD
  • Model:2019-2022
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Kia Rio rental in Iceland

Kia Rio (manual)

  • manual
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:2
  • F-Roads:FWD
  • Model:2017-2022
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Toyota Yaris rental in Iceland

Toyota Yaris (automatic)

  • automatic
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:2
  • F-Roads:FWD
  • Model:2019-2022
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Kia Ceed rental in Iceland

Kia Ceed (manual)

  • manual
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:3
  • F-Roads:FWD
  • Model:2021-2022
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Hyundai i30 rental in Iceland

Hyundai i30 (manual)

  • Manual
  • Doors:4
  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:3
  • F-Roads:FWD
  • Model:2021
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Kia Niro Hybrid rental in Iceland

Kia Niro Hybrid (automatic)

  • automatic
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:2
  • F-Roads:FWD
  • Model:2021-2022
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Iceland Standard SUV & 4x4 Rentals

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.

Suzuki Jimny 4x4 rental in Iceland

Suzuki Jimny 4x4 (manual)

  • Manual
  • Doors:4
  • Passengers:2
  • Suitcases:2
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2020-2022
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Dacia Duster 4x4 Model 2016-2018rental in Iceland

Dacia Duster 4x4 Model 2016-2018

  • Manual
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:4
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2016-2018
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Nissan Qashqai 2x4 rental in Iceland

Nissan Qashqai 2x4 (automatic)

  • automatic
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:3
  • F-Roads:FWD
  • Model:2019-2022
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Nissan Qashqai 4x4 rental in Iceland

Nissan Qashqai 4x4 (manual)

  • manual
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:3
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2019-2022
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Hyundai Tucson 4x4 rental in Iceland

Hyundai Tucson 4x4 (automatic)

  • Automatic
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:5
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2021-2022
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Jeep Renegade 4x4 rental in Iceland

Jeep Renegade 4x4 (automatic)

  • Automatic
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:4
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2022
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Suzuki Vitara 4x4 rental in Iceland

Suzuki Vitara 4x4 (manual)

  • Manual
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:3
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2019-2022
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Subaru XV 4x4 rental in Iceland

Subaru XV 4x4 (automatic)

  • Automatic
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:4
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2022
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Kia Sportage 4x4 rental in Iceland

Kia Sportage 4x4 (automatic)

  • automatic
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:4
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2019-2022
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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 4x4 rental in Iceland

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 4x4 (automatic)

  • Automatic
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:4
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2022
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Subaru Forester 4x4 rental in Iceland

Subaru Forester 4x4 (automatic)

  • Automatic
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:4
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2017-2018
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Toyota RAV4 4x4 rental in Iceland

Toyota RAV4 4x4 (automatic)

  • automatic
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:4
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2019-2022
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Large SUV & 4x4 Rentals 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!

Nissan X-Trail 4x4 7 seats rental in Iceland

Nissan X-Trail 4x4 7 seats (automatic)

  • automatic
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:7
  • Suitcases:5
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2019-2021
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Kia Sorento 4x4 7 seats rental in Iceland

Kia Sorento 4x4 7 seats (automatic)

  • automatic
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:7
  • Suitcases:5
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2019-2020
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Toyota Land Cruiser 4x4 rental in Iceland

Toyota Land Cruiser 4x4 (automatic)

  • automatic
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:6
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2020-2022
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Land Rover Defender 4x4 rental in Iceland

Land Rover Defender 4x4 (automatic)

  • automatic
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Suitcases:5
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2020-2022
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Minivan & Passenger Van Rentals in Iceland

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!

Toyota Proace 9 seats rental in Iceland

Toyota Proace 9 seats (automatic)

  • automatic
  • Doors:4
  • Passengers:9
  • Suitcases:6
  • F-Roads:FWD
  • Model:2021-2022
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Renault Trafic 9 seats rental in Iceland

Renault Trafic 9 seats (manual)

  • manual
  • Doors:4
  • Passengers:9
  • Suitcases:8
  • F-Roads:FWD
  • Model:2018-2022
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BEST CAR RENTAL BRANDS IN ICELAND

Not sure what type of vehicle rental to choose for your Iceland road trip? Our brand selection includes the most sought-after models so have a look and take your pick!

THE BEST ICELAND AIRPORT CAR RENTAL

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.

Rental Car Pick-up Process

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!

Getting to Reykjavik

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:

  1. From the Keflavik Airport’s Arrivals terminal, get on Highway 41 towards Reykjavik.
  2. Stay on Highway 41 if you’re heading to the central/north part of town.
  3. Take Highway 40 to 49 to get to the south end of downtown.

RENTING A CAR IN ICELAND - ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

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!

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Why Rent a Car in Iceland

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.

Driving Around Iceland

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!

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Exploring Iceland’s F-roads

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!

Fun Things to Do and See in Iceland

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:

  1. Hunt the Northern Lights. There are certain phenomena that cannot be described in words. The Aurora Borealis and its dancing sky lights are one of them, so there’s only one thing left for you to do: see the Northern Lights for yourself!
  2. Relax in a natural hot spring. There’s nothing like letting all your worries and stress fade away as you let the water’s healing power replenish your body. Not sure which one to choose? Try the Blue Lagoon, one of the most popular attractions in the country!
  3. Hike into the unknown. No surprise here, right? It’s hard to picture Iceland, a destination with some of the most incredible landscapes in the world, without some of the most exhilarating and exciting hiking trails out there.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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:

  • A license number.
  • The license holder's photograph.
  • A valid date.
  • Been printed in Latin characters.

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!

Contact Us

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