While small in size, our Economy and City Car rentals offer excellent performance at a reduced price. A perfect choice for short trips around Reykjavík or even the Ring Road if the weather is good. Driving around Iceland has never been easier!
Got questions? You’re in luck! We’ve already provided answers to the most common questions regarding car rentals in Iceland.
The economy or city car category includes 2-wheel-drive vehicles that are smaller in size and lower in price. They usually comfortably hold up to 4 passengers and in most cases only have room for one large suitcase and a few smaller bags. In terms of transmission, you can find both manual and automatic.
The cheapest way to book your city car rental in Iceland is online! You’ll be able to go through the T&C on your own time, make sure your chosen vehicle is available and get the best price on the market!
Renting a city car in Iceland for 1 week will cost you around $243 ($35 per day), depending on the season and the vehicle choice. Thinking of going off the beaten track? Check out the best 4x4 rentals in Iceland we picked for you!
It depends on what type of trip you have planned and what areas you want to visit. Economy cars are perfect for driving around Reykjavik, Keflavik and their surroundings all year round; however, if you want to go farther and drive around Iceland during winter, we recommend hiring a 4x4 vehicle.
No, city cars are unsuitable for dirt tracks and F-roads. A 4x4 vehicle is compulsory in order to drive on these lanes and not complying with regulations can lead to big fines or even imprisonment.
As you may find a mix of the following terms on our website, at Reykjavik Cars we want to make this process as straightforward as possible, so coming up is a detailed explanation of each one:
Trying to choose which economy car rental to take on your Iceland road trip? This list of our most popular rentals will help you decide:
If you’re thinking about journeying to the more inaccessible points of the island, such as the Icelandic Highlands, you’ll need a 4WD vehicle. DO NOT attempt driving on the F-roads unless you decide to hire a 4x4 vehicle, the weather is good and they are officially open. Cutting across the countryside is also illegal and punishable, so whatever you do, stick to the main roads.
Finally, to make sure everything runs smoothly and your trip has a happy ending, keep your lights and seatbelt on at all times, and only use your phone if you have a hands-free kit!
You’re now more than ready to begin your Iceland road trip, so rev up the engine and hit the gas!
Having the right equipment while on your Iceland road trip makes all the difference. At Reykjavik Cars we have all the essential extras you might need during your trip.
Not sure what to add to your city car rental in Iceland? We’re already throwing in a FREE Fuel Discount Key and Unlimited Miles to get you started! Now take a look at our customers’ TOP 3 extras to help you decide!