4x4 & SUV Car Rentals in Iceland

Our 4X4 & SUV car rental fleet is just right for exploring the most remote corners of Iceland at an affordable price. Efficient, robust vehicles with no frills but with all the essentials for a great off-road adventure. Not even the F-roads will stand in your way!

Our Fleet

Nissan Qashqai 4x4 rental in Iceland

Nissan Qashqai 4x4 (automatic)

  • Automatic
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Carry-on:2
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2022
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Nissan X-Trail 4x4 7 seats rental in Iceland

Nissan X-trail 4x4 7 Seats (automatic)

  • Automatic
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:7
  • Carry-on:5
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2023-2024
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Suzuki Vitara 4x4 rental in Iceland

Suzuki Vitara 4x4 (manual) Model 2017-2018

  • Manual
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Carry-on:3
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2017-2018
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Suzuki Vitara 4x4 rental in Iceland

Suzuki Vitara 4x4 (automatic) Model 2017-2018

  • Automatic
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Carry-on:3
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2017-2018
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Hyundai Tucson 4x4 rental in Iceland

Hyundai Tucson 4x4 (automatic)

  • Automatic
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Carry-on:2
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2022
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Suzuki Jimny rental in Iceland

Suzuki Jimny (manual)

  • Manual
  • Doors:3
  • Passengers:2
  • Carry-on:4
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2022
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Jeep Compass 4x4 rental in Iceland

Jeep Compass 4x4 (automatic)

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

Jeep Renegade 4x4 (automatic)

  • Automatic
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Carry-on:3
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2022-2024
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Kia Sorento 4x4 7 seats rental in Iceland

Kia Sorento 4x4 7 Seats (automatic)

  • Automatic
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:7
  • Carry-on:5
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2023-2024
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BMW X1 4x4 rental in Iceland

Bmw X1 4x4 (automatic)

  • Automatic
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Carry-on:4
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2022
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Subaru XV 4x4 rental in Iceland

Subaru Xv 4x4 (automatic)

  • Automatic
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Carry-on:4
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2022
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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 4x4 Hybrid rental in Iceland

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 4x4 Hybrid (automatic)

  • Automatic
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Carry-on:4
  • F-Roads:FWD
  • Model:2023-2024
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Kia Sportage 4x4 rental in Iceland

Kia Sportage 4x4 (automatic)

  • Automatic
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Carry-on:4
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2022-2024
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Toyota RAV4 4x4 rental in Iceland

Toyota Rav4 4x4 (automatic)

  • Automatic
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Carry-on:4
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2022-2024
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Subaru Forester 4x4 rental in Iceland

Subaru Forester 4x4 (automatic)

  • Automatic
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Carry-on:5
  • F-Roads:FWD
  • Model:2019-2022
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Toyota Land Cruiser 4x4 rental in Iceland

Toyota Land Cruiser 4x4 (automatic)

  • Automatic
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Carry-on:6
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2022-2024
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Dacia Duster 4x4 rental in Iceland

Dacia Duster 4x4 (manual)

  • Manual
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Carry-on:4
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2022-2024
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Toyota Land Cruiser 4x4 7 seats rental in Iceland

Toyota Land Cruiser 4x4 7 Seats (automatic)

  • Automatic
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:7
  • Carry-on:3
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2022
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Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4x4 rental in Iceland

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4x4 (automatic)

  • Automatic
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Carry-on:4
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2022
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Tesla Model Y rental in Iceland

Tesla Model Y (automatic)

  • Automatic
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Carry-on:2
  • F-Roads:FWD
  • Model:2023
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Land Rover Defender 4x4 rental in Iceland

Land Rover Defender 4x4 (automatic)

  • Automatic
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Carry-on:5
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2022-2024
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Dacia Duster 4x4 rental in Iceland

Dacia Duster 4x4 (manual)

  • Manual
  • Doors:5
  • Passengers:5
  • Carry-on:4
  • F-Roads:4WD
  • Model:2021-2023
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Frecuently Asked Questions

Got questions? You’re in luck! We’ve already provided answers to the most common questions regarding car rentals in Iceland.

The main difference between a 4x4 and an SUV rental car is the drivetrain. A 4x4 has four-wheel drive, which means that all four wheels are powered at all times. This gives the vehicle better traction and handling in slippery or off-road conditions. An SUV can be either two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.

In addition to the drivetrain, 4x4s are typically larger and heavier than SUVs, and they have a higher ground clearance. This makes them better suited for off-road driving. SUVs are more comfortable and luxurious than 4x4s, and they have more interior space.

Think you might need a bigger vehicle or additional storage space? We have a separate category for our Minivan & Passenger Van rentals, so take a look!

Renting a 4x4 in Iceland is not essential if you plan on sticking to the main roads and not going far from the city; however, if you visit Iceland during the winter months or plan on exploring the more remote corners of the island (like the F-roads), it is an absolute must!

When deciding whether to rent an SUV or a 4x4 car rental, you should always consider: where you want to go, how big your travel group is, how much storage space you need and how comfortable you want your travels to be.

Renting our most affordable 4-wheel drive vehicle (Dacia Duster) in Iceland for 1 week will cost you around $329 ($47 per day), while renting our most popular SUV (Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Hybrid) for 1 week comes to around $363 ($51 per day). Prices may vary depending on the season and the size of the vehicle.

4x4 vehicles are actually the ideal choice if you want to venture out of Reykjavik and the Ring Road to discover the hidden wonders of Iceland. While an SUV will allow you to travel in comfort and style, hiring a 4x4 rental car will give you access to the totality of the Land of Fire and Ice.

Please take into account that the famous Icelandic F-roads are only open from June to September and a 4x4 vehicle is absolutely compulsory, so if you happen to travel during the summertime, they will be well within your grasp!

No, off-road driving is completely forbidden in Iceland due to the damage that car tyres do to the natural habitat. Ignoring regulations can lead to high fines of over 100,000 ISK (around $770) and, in extreme cases, even imprisonment.

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WHY RENT A 4X4 / SUV RENTAL CAR IN ICELAND?

 

  • Iceland is one of the best destinations for hiring a rental vehicle. Going on a self-drive road trip is the cheapest way to get around a very expensive country, and gives you the chance to go wherever you want, whenever you want. Public transportation is only efficient in the bigger cities, which means that our 4x4 & SUV car rentals are ideal to explore the more emblematic areas of the island, such as Snaefellsnes Peninsula and the Golden Circle.

  • Our 4x4s & SUVs rental category includes high, robust, spacious 4WD and FWD vehicles, with adaptive locomotion over difficult or irregular terrain. If you are unsure about whether you need a 4x4 or SUV rental car, it is always best to err on the side of caution and rent a 4x4 car. This will give you peace of mind and allow you to explore all that Iceland has to offer.

    As soon as you touch down at Keflavik Airport, nip over to our offices and we’ll swiftly get you into the 4x4 or SUV rental of your choice!

  • While traveling around Iceland in your 4x4 car rental you may encounter mountain or highland roads known as ‘F-roads’. These unpaved, gravel roads will lead you to unexplored corners of Iceland full of mystery and wonder, but make sure you’re prepared, as depending on the road and the weather conditions, you may be in for a challenge behind the wheel!

    They are only open from June to September and a 4WD vehicle is absolutely compulsory, so you're in luck! Should you want to travel beyond the city limits and explore the whole island, a 4x4 car rental is exactly what you need!

  • On a final note, here’s a friendly warning for you! We understand that while driving your 4x4 or SUV rental around Iceland, the jaw-dropping landscapes and the wild nature of the island may inspire you go off the road and carve your own route through forests, rivers or mountains, but it’s actually illegal and punishable with a giant fine or even jail time, so DON’T!

    On a side note, lights and seatbelt on, ALWAYS, and phone off, unless your hired 4x4 rental car has a hands-free kit! Now, a little less conversation, a little more action! Go, go, go!
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RENTING A 4X4 SUV IN ICELAND WITH REYKJAVIK CARS

 

  • Industry Veterans. At Reykjavik Cars we have been helping happy customers discover the Land of Fire and Ice since 2013 and know all the ins and outs of the island.

  • The Largest Rental Fleet. Ever since Reykjavik Cars was founded, our fleet of 4x4 rentals in Reykjavik has just kept on getting bigger in order to provide the best off-road 4WD vehicles out there!

  • Unbeatable Prices. We only work with the cheapest and most reliable local rental companies in Iceland in order to offer you the lowest prices on the market!

  • Second to None Customer Service. Our customer satisfaction rating on Google is sky high! ‘Why?’ You ask? Simple! We treat customers like people, not numbers, which means caring for your individual needs during your Icelandic 4x4 adventure and helping whenever and wherever possible.

  • Airport Pick Up & Drop Off. We provide a shuttle bus service to pick you up at Keflavik Airport or at your hotel and take you directly to our rental offices to get you behind the wheel of your 4x4 rental at Keflavik airport ASAP!
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IMPROVE YOUR 4X4 / SUV CAR RENTAL: CHOOSE YOUR EXTRAS!

Just as the sun would be nothing without the moon, your 4x4 / SUV rental is nothing without the best extras to go with it! You’ll find everything you need at Reykjavik Cars, so don’t worry about a thing!

Still haven’t decided what extras to take on your 4x4 / SUV rental adventure? Here’s our customers’ TOP 3, are they yours too?

  • Gravel Insurance: When traveling down unpaved, gravel and dirt roads, it is a regular occurrence for gravel to hit vehicles’ windshields, headlights and body causing mild to severe damage, thus making Gravel Protection the perfect extra to ensure 100% coverage for your 4x4 / SUV car rental!

  • Extra Driver: Do you enjoy driving? That’s great! Iceland’s full of amazing places to visit, so you’ll be doing a lot of it. However, we’re all human and we all need a break from time to time… So why not add an extra driver seat to your insurance and call shotgun in your 4x4 / SUV rental now and then?

  • Baby Seat: Are you traveling with a baby? Want to keep it safe? Choose from our selection of baby seats (0-13kg, 9-18kg and 15-36kg), pick up your prize for ‘parent of the year’ and cruise around Iceland in your SUV / 4x4 like a boss!

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