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Car Rental at Keflavik Airport

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Keflavik Airport, Keflavik, Iceland
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Hyundai I20 or similar
Hyundai I20
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Northern Lights
$23.80 per day
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Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • Man.
NUCarrentals
$26.84 per day
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Standard
Dacia Duster or similar
Dacia Duster
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Icerental4x4
$31.36 per day
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Compact
VW Golf or similar
VW Golf
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ace Rent a car
$37.95 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Intermediate
Suzuki Vitara or similar
Suzuki Vitara
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
FairCar
$46.55 / per day
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Full-size
Toyota RAV4 or similar
Toyota RAV4
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Carwiz
$76.99 / per day
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Intermediate Elite
Kia Sportage or similar
Kia Sportage
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Surprice
$81.79 / per day
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Minivan
Mercedes Benz Vito 2017 or similar
Mercedes Benz Vito 2017
  • 9x
  • 7x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Fara Car Rental
$156.93 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:01 on 2021-03-01. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Icelandic,
English
Currency
ISK
Country code
354
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
9.3
Keflavik Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Located about 50 km (31 miles) southwest of Reykjavik, Keflavik Airport is the main air hub of Iceland. But while most travelers pick up a rental car and go straight to the capital, there are plenty of interesting things to see and do in the immediate vicinity of the airport. Here are three suggestions: 

  • Keflavik. Keflavik is not only an airport, it is also the small town where it is located. Although not usually listed among Iceland’s main attractions, it is actually a fun place to visit, especially for nature lovers as many whale and dolphin watching tours leave from the city’s harbor. Most whales and orcas can be seen during the summer months, but some species such as white-beaked dolphins and porpoises can be seen throughout the year.
  • Blue Lagoon. A large, artificial hot spring, the Blue Lagoon is one of the country’s main attractions — if you’ve ever seen a tourism ad for Iceland, the odds are that the Blue Lagoon was featured in it. Rich in minerals and surrounded by primeval rocky scenery, the lagoon is the perfect place for a long relaxing day, especially in winter when there is a clear contrast between the temperatures of water and air. Located only 20 km (12 miles) southeast of Keflavik Airport, the Blue Lagoon can be reached by car in about 20 minutes.
  • Reykjanes Geopark. A UNESCO-designated area comprising a large portion of the peninsula where Keflavik is located, Reykjanes Geopark is best known for the Bridge Between Continents. A pedestrian bridge, it demarcates the line between the European and North American tectonic plates that meet under the peninsula. The geopark is also home to many other volcanic and geologic peculiarities and sites. The park’s visitor center is located in the town of Keflavik.

Top international routes

  • London
  • Copenhagen
  • New York City
  • Oslo
  • Boston
  • Paris

Main airlines

Icelandair, WOW Air, easjJet, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Wizz Air, and British Airways

Terminals

The single passenger terminal is made up of the North Building and the South Building.

Location

Keflavik Airport is 50 km (31 miles) southwest of the national capital, Reykjavík. Route 41 connects the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Station wagons - from $56 per day
  • Large cars - from $82 per day
  • Medium cars - from $52 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $145 per day
  • Small cars - from $36 per day
  • SUVs - from $73 per day

Car rental desks

You’ll find most in the arrivals hall. Find out which are the easiest to find and more in our list of the best rental companies in Reykjavik

Services and facilities

There are a number of restaurants and bars, stores and duty-free shops, a bank with an ATM, and a children’s play area. Keflavík Airport offers special assistance to disabled passengers. A luggage storage service is located next to the airport bus station and can be reached by foot in about three minutes. Its business hours depend on the season. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

N1 is at Hafnargata 86. It can be reached in about five minutes and is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. There are other gas stations nearby and on the way to Reykjavík.

Airport info

Rating
7.9
  • Getting to the airport 7.2
  • Departure and check-in 7.2
  • Terminal facilities 7.2
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 7.2
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.7
  • Lounge 5.6

Keflavik Airport (KEF)

  • IATA: KEF
  • ICAO: BIKF
  • Name: Keflavik Airport (KEF)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Passengers (per year): 8,755,352
  • Distance from City: 1.9 miles / 3 km SW of town
  • Working hours:
  • Phone: +354-425-0600

Top 4 Locations near Keflavik Airport

  1. 33.1 km / 20.6 miles away
  2. 33.9 km / 21.1 miles away
  3. 280.3 km / 174.2 miles away
  4. 413.2 km / 256.8 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Keflavik Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Keflavik Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Keflavik Airport
$75.37
January
$75.99
February
$67.92
March
$63.61
April
$53.73
May
$64.78
June
$93.84
July
$88.11
August
$53.37
September
$47.66
October
$47.66
November
$47.66
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Keflavik Airport is October when prices for an Economy class start from $47.66. You can see that this is 27% cheaper than the yearly average and 49% cheaper than renting a car in July (when rental prices start at $93.84 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Keflavik Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in January the average rental period is 6 days, while in October, the average rental period is only 5 days.
Average Rental Length
6
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
6
June
6
July
6
August
6
September
5
October
5
November
5
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Keflavik Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Keflavik Airport in July, while the fewest number of travelers rent in April.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
117%
January
88%
February
83%
March
67%
April
89%
May
122%
June
139%
July
136%
August
105%
September
95%
October
85%
November
75%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Icerental4x4 Suzuki Vitara 5 2 SUVs
Icerental4x4 Dacia Duster 5 2 SUVs
FairCar Hyundai i10 5 2 Small cars
FairCar Suzuki Jimny 5 2 SUVs
Icerental4x4 Suzuki Grand Vitara 5 3 SUVs
FairCar Renault Duster 5 3 SUVs
Ace Rent a car Kia Rio 5 3 Small cars
FairCar Suzuki Vitara 5 3 SUVs
FairCar Toyota Yaris 5 2 Small cars
Icerental4x4 Hyundai I20 5 2 Small cars

FAQ

Will the rental car have snow tires?
Many car rental companies in Iceland include snow tires in the winter while others charge an additional fee for winter tires. If the car is equipped with winter tires, it is mentioned in the car specifications in the search results.
Is off-road driving possible with a rental car in Iceland?
It is possible to drive on gravel roads in Iceland, but not truly off-road. Many companies require that you purchase special insurance for this, such as gravel and tire and glass. You may also only be able to do this in a 4x4 vehicle. Make sure to ask the car rental company about this and get their permission. If you don’t, any coverage will be voided and you may find yourself with a hefty bill to pay.
Can I rent a car with a Brazilian driver's license?
This depends on which company you are renting with. Some companies at Keflavik Airport require anyone without an EU driver’s license to have an International Driving Permit (IDP). Other companies only require that your license be printed in the Roman alphabet. Be sure to check the rental conditions to find out what the company you intend to rent from requires before booking.
Is damage from sand or ash covered under the standard collision damage waivers?
No, damage resulting from sand, dust, and ash is not covered under the CDWs of the rental companies in Iceland. This mainly is the result of volcanic eruptions. Most rental companies offer the opportunity to purchase extra coverage for this. If you do not purchase this coverage, be sure to keep abreast of the forecast.
Can I rent a 4x4 vehicle at Keflavik Airport?
Yes, it is possible to rent a 4x4 vehicle for use on Iceland's unpaved roads. Check the 4x4 under the Car Specifications on the left-hand side of the search results to see the available 4x4 vehicles.
How long does it take to get from the rental offices outside the airport to the airport's terminal?
If your rental company is located outside the airport, allow for at least an hour in total between arriving to drop off the car and reaching the terminal. It may take less time, but you should err on the side of caution.

Our Customers Reviews

United States of America (USA)
VW Polo
July 18, 2021
It was easy
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris
July 17, 2021
A regular small sedan was perfect for motoring around the Reykjavik areas and traveling highway 1
United States of America (USA)
Renault Trafic
June 16, 2021
Attractions are far apart, spend more on rental for something comfortable and automatic transmission
United States of America (USA)
Suzuki Vitara
June 15, 2021
The attendant was helpful and the car was in above average condition. It could have been even cleaner and the driver-seat window could not close properly. It would not rest properly within the window frame of the car.
United States of America (USA)
Dacia Duster
May 27, 2021
Iceland pays huge dividends on time invested in preparing and undertaking a visit. To fully access and enjoy this amazing country and its fine people one needs to spend time in preparation. Iceland is a rugged place and sparsely inhabited. But tucked away throughout the country are great towns, sights, activities and places to experience. So one needs to do some research. That includes indentifying the right kit, planning an itinerary and renting a sufficiently robust vehicle as we did throught Icerental4x4.
Denmark
Dacia Duster
February 11, 2021
no thanks
Canada
Jeep Renegade Trailhawk
March 16, 2020
It's a smooth service. There was an individual at the front of arrivals with a sign for our rental company. They have a list of people they are expecting, they then take you by shuttle to the car rental location. It is a very short drive from the airport. The return is the same. They shuttle you back to the airport. Our rental company made returns a priority which was nice, so you didn't have overly worry about adding to much extra time to drop off the car.
United Kingdom
Dacia Duster 4WD
March 14, 2020
You 100% NEED winter tyres and a 4x4 if you plan on driving in the winter in Iceland. Some people didn’t and we saw them broken down many times. Also if you can, get a car with sat nav built in to save your phones battery and data. A car is a brilliant way to get around to the various attractions and sights that Iceland has to offer. Be very careful driving around in the winter as weather conditions can change so adversely in no time at all.
United Kingdom
Suzuki Jimny
February 9, 2020
Great fun driving in the snow and ice. We had a 4x4 which helped and the tyres had ice studs for extra traction. Not many roads to confuse in routes, although Reykjavik city centre was a bit confusing.
United Kingdom
Jeep Renegade Trailhawk
February 8, 2020
A breathtaking country harsh but beautiful
United Kingdom
Hyundai i10
February 7, 2020
Excellent to be able to get around to see the country
United Kingdom
Renault Trafic
January 29, 2020
Already recommended you to family
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris
January 17, 2020
Renting a car makes good sense if you are not staying in Reykjavik, or intend to visit some of the more remote locations. During winter months you have to be prepared for driving in some pretty adverse weather so pay close attention to the roads.is site before starting your journey - this will tel you in pretty much real time which roads are closed and which others are potentially hazardous. Icelanders are polite & helpful, so in this respect driving is a pleasure compared to trying to the same in the UK!
United Kingdom
VW Polo
December 21, 2019
Very proffesional and friendly staff:)
South Africa
VW Golf
October 31, 2019
Best organized place I have visited jet. No crime. Be prepared for weather condition like Ice and snow.
Ireland
Nissan X-Trail
October 24, 2019
We spent a few days travelling around southern Iceland. Lovely country, amazing landscapes and very relaxed atmosphere. There were 7 of us in a 7 seater 4x4. 2 kids sat in the back pop up seats which were fine for them but not much leg room for an adult. The rest of the 4x4 was very comfortable & spacious.
United Kingdom
Hyundai i10
September 23, 2019
Close to the airport so convenient to drive away straight to your destination. You can get to Reykjavik in half an hour or to the Bridge between continents and Stampar crater in 15min
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris
September 23, 2019
Great start and drop off point
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris
September 6, 2019
Renting and driving a car in Iceland is so very easy.
Slovenia
Toyota Yaris
August 30, 2019
Iceland is best to discover by car
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris
July 17, 2019
Easier than a transfer and picking up in Reykjavík
United Kingdom
Nissan Qashqai
April 4, 2019
Way cheaper than Reykjavik and closer to the blue lagoon and loads of other cool stuff. Airport was much quiet too. Would highly recommend as a base to explore such a lovely country from!
United Kingdom
Nissan Qashqai
March 29, 2019
Our second visit, this time we did the south coast, beautiful scenery, waterfalls glaciers, black beaches.
United Kingdom
Hyundai Tucson
March 18, 2019
My friends and I rent a car and our first destination was Blue Lagoon which was less than 30 minutes drive. Totally worth it!!

Top 19 Suppliers at Keflavik Airport in 2021

Carwiz
Carwiz
Exceptional 9.3
+3545712266
Bogatröð 2
$67 - $200
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
Exceptional 9.2
+3545402222
Blikavöllur 5, 235 Reykjanesbær
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+3545199300
Arnarvöllur 4, 235 Reykjanesbær
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
5199300
ARNARVOLLUR,
NUCarrentals
Excellent 8.8
+3547714200
Njardarbraut 11, Reykjanesbaer
$27 - $126
Working hours
Mon:06:00-18:00
Tue:06:00-18:00
Wed:06:00-18:00
Thu:06:00-18:00
Fri:06:00-18:00
Sat:06:00-18:00
Sun:06:00-18:00
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+3544616000
KEFLAVIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
$64 - $217
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Ace Rent a car
Excellent 8.5
+3545673000 / 3172487251
Flugvellir 6. 260 Reykjanesbær
$28 - $165
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+3545914000
Keflavíkurflugvöllur, 235 Keflavík
$39 - $187
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
AddCar
AddCar
Excellent 8.5
+3545194141
Keflavikurflugvöllur, 235 Keflavík
$71 - $182
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
+3545199300
Arnarvollur
Working hours
Mon:10:00-20:00
Tue:10:00-20:00
Wed:10:00-20:00
Thu:10:00-20:00
Fri:10:00-20:00
Sat:10:00-20:00
Sun:10:00-20:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+3545626060
Reykjavik Keflavik International Airport
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Excellent 8.5
+3545717222 / 8773267368
Fuglavík 1, Reykjanesbær, 230
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
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
Working hours
Mon:00:00-02:00
Tue:00:00-02:00
Wed:00:00-02:00
Thu:00:00-02:00
Fri:00:00-02:00
Sat:00:00-02:00
Sun:00:00-02:00
RightCars
Excellent 8
+3545716040
Meet & Greet
Global Rent a Car
Very good 7.7
+3545917900
Arnarvellir 4b, 235 Reykjanesbaer, Iceland
$29 - $42
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
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
Very good 7.2
+3547878586
Blikavöllur 2, Keflavíkurflugvöllur, 235
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:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 7
+3547874444
Flugvellir 6, 230 Keflavík
$36 - $190
Working hours
Mon:05:00-20:00
Tue:05:00-20:00
Wed:05:00-20:00
Thu:05:00-20:00
Fri:05:00-20:00
Sat:05:00-20:00
Sun:05:00-20:00
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