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Car Rental in Iceland

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • Man.
FairCar
$35.32 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
FairCar
$37.49 / per day
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Reykjavik Harbour Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • Man.
Alamo
$38.84 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • Auto.
FairCar
$39.01 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • Auto.
FairCar
$40.13 / per day
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Reykjavik Harbour Car Rental
Economy
HYUNDAI I20 or similar
HYUNDAI I20
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Man.
Alamo
$41.32 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Hyundai i20 or similar
Hyundai i20
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
FairCar
$41.60 / per day
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Reykjavik Harbour Car Rental
Compact
Fiat Tipo or similar
Fiat Tipo
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$45.49 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 05:24 on 2020-08-02. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Icelandic,
English
Currency
ISK
Country code
354
Average car rental length
4 days
Economy car rental price
$88.56 / 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 Iceland?

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 Iceland

  • 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 $159 per day
  • Large cars - from $267 per day
  • Medium cars - from $102 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $243 per day
  • Small cars - from $87 per day
  • SUVs - from $221 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

  1. Car Rental in Keflavik from $45.86 per day
  2. Car Rental in Reykjavik from $171.43 per day
  3. Car Rental in Akureyri from $46.45 per day
  4. Car Rental in Egilsstadir from $95.56 per day
  5. Car Rental in Isafjordur from $95.56 per day

Top 10 Most Popular Locations in Iceland

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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
$71.57
January
$90.14
February
$67.41
March
$62.21
April
$93.13
May
$67.38
June
$124.92
July
$96.90
August
$61.53
September
$40.49
October
$40.86
November
$37.28
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Iceland is December — prices start from $37.28 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 $124.92 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 Suzuki Jimny 4 1 SUVs
GreenMotion VW Polo 4 1 Small cars
Ace Rent a car VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
GreenMotion Jeep Renegade Trailhawk 5 3 SUVs
MEX RENT A CAR Dacia Duster 4 2 SUVs
Ace Rent a car Kia Rio 5 3 Small cars
GreenMotion VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Ace Rent a car Suzuki Jimny 4 1 SUVs
GreenMotion VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars

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 20 Suppliers in Iceland in 2020

Carwiz
Carwiz
Exceptional 9.3
+3545712266
Bogatröð 2
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9.2
+3545402222
Blikavöllur 5, 235 Reykjanesbær
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+3545199300
Arnarvöllur 4, 235 Reykjanesbær
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Exceptional 9.1
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
5199300
ARNARVOLLUR,
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Excellent 8.8
+3547714200
Njardarbraut 11, Reykjanesbaer
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+3544616000
AKUREYRI AIRPORT
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:10:00-14:00
Sun:10:00-14:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+3545914000
Akureyri Airport, Eyjafjarðarbraut vestri, 600 Akureyri
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+3545626060
Akureyri Airport
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Excellent 8.5
+3545673000 / 3172487251
Flugvellir 6. 260 Reykjanesbær
AddCar
AddCar
Excellent 8.5
+3545194141
Keflavikurflugvöllur, 235 Keflavík
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
+3545199300
Arnarvollur
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-16:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.3
+3545199300
Arnarvollur 4, 235 Reykjanesbaer, Iceland
MEX RENT A CAR
MEX RENT A CAR
Excellent 8.2
+3545194141
Iðavellir 13, Keflavík
RightCars
RightCars
Excellent 8
+3545716040
Meet & Greet
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Very good 7.7
+3545917900
Arnarvellir 4b, 235 Reykjanesbaer, Iceland
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.5
+3547737079 / +34965233425
Blikavöllur 3, 235 Reykjanesbær, Iceland
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:07:00-20:00
Sun:07:00-20:00
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.3
+3547737079
Blikavellir 3, 235, Keflavik
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:07:00-20:00
Sun:07:00-20:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.2
+3545625888
Vesturbraut 10, 230 Keflavik
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 7
+3547874444
Blikavöllur 3 - 235 Keflavik Airport
Working hours
Mon:05:30-23:59
Tue:05:30-23:59
Wed:05:30-23:59
Thu:05:30-23:59
Fri:05:30-23:59
Sat:05:30-23:59
Sun:05:30-23:59

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