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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Keflavik Airport Car Rental
Mini
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • Man.
Ace Rent a car
$16.16 / per day
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Keflavik Airport Car Rental
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ace Rent a car
$16.16 / per day
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Keflavik Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 2
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$16.69 / per day
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Keflavik Airport Car Rental
Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ace Rent a car
$17.11 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Keflavik Airport Car Rental
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$18.55 / per day
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Keflavik Airport Car Rental
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • Man.
NuCarrentals
$18.62 / per day
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Keflavik Airport Car Rental
Compact
VW Golf or similar
VW Golf
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ace Rent a car
$19.01 / per day
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Keflavik Airport Car Rental
Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
$19.01 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 10:17 on 2020-03-28. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
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    Travel Information

    Language
    Icelandic,
    English
    Currency
    ISK
    Country code
    354
    Average car rental length
    4 days
    Economy car rental price
    $43.98 / per day
    Traffic direction
    Right-hand
    Speed limit out of town
    90 km/h
    56 mi/h
    Speed limit within town
    50 km/h
    31 mi/h
    Acceptable limit of BAC
    0.04%
    Rating
    9.5

    Why rent a car in {{location}}?

    Iceland is a great country to explore by car. Despite of having a population of less than half a million people, it offers plenty to every traveler, especially in terms of natural beauty. Iceland is surprisingly vast and there is no public transportation to many of the landmarks outside the capital, so getting your own ride is a smart investment. 

    Iceland Car Rental

    Top ways to enter {{location}}

    • Keflavík Airport: Located about 50 km (31 mi) southwest of Iceland’s capital, Keflavik is by far the largest and busiest airport in the country.
    • Reykjavík Airport: Also known as Reykjavik Domestic. The airport serves flights to destinations in the rest of Iceland, as well as to Greenland and Faroe Islands. 
    • Egilsstaðir Airport: Located on Iceland’s eastern coast, Egilsstaðir currently only has one regular public flight, connecting it to Reykjavik.

    Top cities and places to visit

    • Reykjavík: Home to nearly two thirds of Iceland’s population (if you include its suburbs), Reykjavik is a world-class destination in terms of culture, arts, and even food.
    • Akureyri: Cozy, but full of life and invention, the capital of North Iceland also provides access to many unique nature areas and landmarks.
    • North Iceland: The rest of North Iceland can boast Goðafoss waterfall, Mývatn crater lake, and Vindbelgjarfjall volcano as just some of its unique nature areas. Meanwhile, Húsavík is great for whale watching and spotting some unique Arctic bird species.
    • South Iceland: Tourists love this region not only for its accessibility, but also for countless waterfalls, thermal waters, and black sand beaches.
    • West Fjords: Wild and beautiful, this northwest peninsula is a place to go on a nature tour and then make some new friends in one the area’s few small villages.

    Most popular rental car

    The most picked rental car in Iceland is the VW Polo, but the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk and the Fiat 500 are also popular.

    Most popular types of rental car

    The most popular rental car type is an Economy, followed by Intermediate and Compact.

    Top driving routes

    1. Keflavík - Reykjavík (49 km / 30 mi) After landing at Keflavík Airport, most travelers go straight to the nation’s capital, but before speeding northeast you might want to stick around Keflavík town for a couple of hours as it is worth visiting in its own right.
    2. Reykjavík - Akureyri (388 km / 241 mi) You will truly appreciate having your own ride during this five hour epic drive, as there are opportunities for many fascinating detours into the Icelandic wilderness on the way.
    3. Reykjavík - Höfn (458 km / 284 mi) It takes full six hours to do this route, but time will pass you by as most of the time you’ll be driving along the Iceland’s spectacular southern sea coast.

    Car Rental Prices

    • Station wagons - from $70 per day
    • Large cars - from $90 per day
    • Medium cars - from $68 per day
    • People Carriers/Vans - from $156 per day
    • Small cars - from $56 per day
    • SUVs - from $162 per day

    How can I save money on my rental car?

    You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in Iceland:

    • Compare rates of different rental car providers
    • Book your rental car well in advance
    • Plan your route before you go
    • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
    • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Iceland is the cheapest in October when renting a car is about 55% cheaper than the yearly average.

    Top 5 Most Popular Cities in Iceland

    Map of Car Rental Locations

    Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Iceland?

    The cost of renting a car in Iceland depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
    Average Rental Price in Iceland
    $67.85
    January
    $85.45
    February
    $63.91
    March
    $58.97
    April
    $88.29
    May
    $63.87
    June
    $118.42
    July
    $91.86
    August
    $58.33
    September
    $38.39
    October
    $38.73
    November
    $35.34
    December
    The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Iceland is December — prices start from $35.34 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 48% cheaper than the yearly average and 70% cheaper than renting a car in the month of July (when prices start at $118.42 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

    What’s the average rental length in Iceland?

    The average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in January — an average of 6 days. The shortest are in February — an average of 5 days.
    Average Rental Length in Iceland
    6
    January
    5
    February
    5
    March
    5
    April
    5
    May
    5
    June
    5
    July
    5
    August
    5
    September
    6
    October
    6
    November
    6
    December

    What’s the most popular time for renting a car in Iceland?

    Discover Cars users search for cars in a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Iceland. The most popular month is February, while the least popular is April.
    Popularity of Car Rental in Iceland by Monthly Searches
    100%
    January
    276%
    February
    260%
    March
    20%
    April
    27%
    May
    35%
    June
    40%
    July
    40%
    August
    31%
    September
    55%
    October
    50%
    November
    267%
    December

    Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

    Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
    Ace Rent a car Nissan Qashqai 5 3 SUVs
    Ace Rent a car Hyundai i10 4 1 Small cars
    Ace Rent a car VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
    GreenMotion Jeep Renegade Trailhawk 5 3 SUVs
    GreenMotion VW Polo 4 1 Small cars
    Ace Rent a car Suzuki Jimny 4 1 SUVs
    MEX RENT A CAR Dacia Duster 4 2 SUVs
    NuCarrentals Hyundai i10 3 1 Small cars
    GreenMotion VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
    NuCarrentals Dacia Duster 5 3 SUVs

    Our Customers Reviews

    United Kingdom
    Nissan Qashqai
    September 29, 2019
    We definitely needed a car for our stay as did lots of sightseeing. Iceland is an amazing country.
    Canada
    Dacia Duster
    September 23, 2019
    No doubt renting a car in Iceland is the way to go. Driving was easy and taking a tour would mean you’d miss out on all the random stops we took to take in the amazing scenery.
    Malaysia
    VW Polo
    September 19, 2019
    You need a car to get around Iceland, and while there are many car rental providers at the airport when you get there, there's a really long line most of the time. It is best to prebook your car before you even fly to Iceland
    Greece
    Suzuki Jimny
    September 3, 2019
    VERY GOOD CHOICE!!!
    United Kingdom
    VW Golf
    July 31, 2019
    My friend and I travelled from Keflavik to Hofn along the south coast, the car we where provided was extremely fuel efficient and easy to drive. Iceland was an incredible county with loads and loads to do, the views where incredible and i would highly recommend visiting.
    United Kingdom
    Fiat 500
    July 12, 2019
    If you want to see Iceland without paying through the roof, HIRE A CAR. All these are easily accessible by car : The Blue Lagoon, Several waterfalls, Black Sand Beach, Geyser, Golden Circle, Lava Tunnel, Europe/America Bridge, Reykjavik City Centre and north coast of Reykjavik etc. etc.
    United Kingdom
    Dacia Duster
    July 6, 2019
    Iceland road are single roads but very good easy to drive in summer.
    Belgium
    KIA Ceed SW
    May 20, 2019
    Definitely rent a 4x4, you will needed.
    United States of America (USA)
    Hyundai Tucson
    March 30, 2019
    Iceland is wonderful. Keflavik has so many interesting things to see. Driving around to see the country is definitely the way to go
    United Kingdom
    Fiat Panda 4x4
    March 28, 2019
    some very nice places to visit only go on bus as not sure the car would get there
    United Kingdom
    Hyundai Tucson
    March 21, 2019
    Excellent trip. We found it far more convenient to drive ourselves to all the main attractions (and many others) than pay out for organized mini-bus trips. We did take a couple of taxis at night and found that they were hugely expensive ! Having your own vehicle gives you the option to stay longer, or leave sooner, than agency organised excursions would. If we hadn't been self-drive we would not have got to see the Northern Lights which was the highlight of our trip. We had to drive 40 miles out of Rekjavik following a Cloud Cover App to find the only area with a clear sky - couldn't do that if you didn't have your own car.

    Top Suppliers for Iceland in 2020

    RightCars
    RightCars
    Excellent 8
    +3545716040
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