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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

Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • Man.
FairCar
$45.86 / per day
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Economy
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • Auto.
NUCarrentals
$63.09 / per day
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Compact
VW Golf or similar
VW Golf
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ace Rent a car
$66.91 / per day
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Intermediate
Toyota Corolla Active Aut. or similar
Toyota Corolla Active Aut.
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$93.63 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Full-size
Renault Kadjar or similar
Renault Kadjar
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Lava Auto
$113.98 / per day
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Standard
Subaru Forester or similar
Subaru Forester
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • Auto.
Global Rent a Car
$145.86 / per day
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Premium
Mitsubishi Pajero or similar
Mitsubishi Pajero
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$278.72 / per day
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Intermediate Elite
Kia Sportage or similar
Kia Sportage
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Surprice
$279.43 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:38 on 2020-07-27. 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
6 days
Economy car rental price
$80.62 / 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
8.7
Keflavik Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Get your rental car at Keflavik Airport and start exploring Iceland! The airport is 50 km from Reykjavik, but it mainly serves the capital, which is the country’s largest city and its cultural center. Reykjavik has top-notch photography, art, and history museums and beautiful parks like Laugardalur Park and the sculpture garden behind the Einar Jónsson Art Museum.

The city’s small, but there’s always something to do—a concert, a festival, a theater performance to enjoy. If you’re up for something more active, there are plenty of hiking trails to explore. At the right time of year, you can watch the northern lights. You can even go whale watching near the city.

Reykjavik is a great destination, but there’s a lot more to see in Iceland. Why not get a longer term car rental and extend your vacation? Explore Iceland’s pristine north or the secluded beauty and fjords in the east. Learn more about Iceland’s unique nature and enjoy the breathtaking landscapes. Don’t be afraid to visit a volcano! And make sure you take a dip in some natural hot springs. You can even pick up your rental car at Reykjavik Airport and drop it off in a different city. Start planning your Iceland adventure today!

Keflavik Airport is also called Reykjavík–Keflavík Airport and Keflavíkurflugvöllur.

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 $305 per day
  • Large cars - from $443 per day
  • Medium cars - from $176 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $618 per day
  • Small cars - from $120 per day
  • SUVs - from $442 per day

Top car rental companies

  • Carwiz (Tel: +3545712266)
  • SIXT (Tel: +3545402222)
  • National (Tel: +3545199300)
  • Enterprise (Tel: 5199300)
  • NUCarrentals (Tel: +3547714200)
  • Europcar (Tel: +3544250300)
  • Ace Rent a car (Tel: +3545673000 / 3172487251)
  • Avis (Tel: +3545914000)
  • AddCar (Tel: +3545194141)
  • Alamo (Tel: +3545199300)
  • Budget (Tel: +3545626060)
  • Lava Auto (Tel: +3547884080 / +3545194141)
  • Alamo (Tel: +3545199300)
  • MEX RENT A CAR (Tel: +3545194141)
  • RightCars (Tel: +3545716040)
  • Global Rent a Car (Tel: +3545917900)
  • Goldcar (Tel: +3547737079 / +34965233425)
  • Goldcar (Tel: +3547737079)
  • GreenMotion (Tel: +3545625888)
  • Surprice (Tel: +3547874444)

Car rental desks

You’ll find most in the arrivals hall.

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 9 Locations near Keflavik Airport

  1. 33.1 km / 20.6 miles away
  2. 33.9 km / 21.1 miles away
  3. 34.1 km / 21.2 miles away
  4. 34.7 km / 21.5 miles away
  5. 230.1 km / 143.0 miles away
  6. 280.3 km / 174.2 miles away
  7. 282.0 km / 175.2 miles away
  8. 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
$74.81
January
$75.42
February
$67.41
March
$63.14
April
$53.33
May
$64.30
June
$93.14
July
$87.45
August
$52.97
September
$47.30
October
$47.30
November
$47.30
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Keflavik Airport is October when prices for an Economy class start from $47.30. 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 $93.14 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
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

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 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!
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.
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 20 Suppliers at Keflavik Airport in 2020

Carwiz
Carwiz
Exceptional 9.3
+3545712266
Bogatröð 2
$156 - $180
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
$68 - $152
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+3545199300
Arnarvöllur 4, 235 Reykjanesbær
$82 - $245
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
5199300
ARNARVOLLUR,
$78 - $168
NUCarrentals
Excellent 8.8
+3547714200
Njardarbraut 11, Reykjanesbaer
$48 - $105
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
Excellent 8.6
+3544250300
KEFLAVIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
$96 - $279
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
Ace Rent a car
Excellent 8.5
+3545673000 / 3172487251
Flugvellir 6. 260 Reykjanesbær
$57 - $234
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+3545914000
Keflavíkurflugvöllur, 235 Keflavík
$90 - $240
Working hours
Mon:06:00-16:00
Tue:06:00-16:00
Wed:06:00-16:00
Thu:06:00-16:00
Fri:06:00-16:00
Sat:06:00-16:00
Sun:06:00-16:00
AddCar
AddCar
Excellent 8.5
+3545194141
Keflavikurflugvöllur, 235 Keflavík
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
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+3545626060
Reykjavik Keflavik International Airport
Working hours
Mon:06:00-16:00
Tue:06:00-16:00
Wed:06:00-16:00
Thu:06:00-16:00
Fri:06:00-16:00
Sat:06:00-16:00
Sun:06:00-16:00
Lava Auto
Lava Auto
Excellent 8.5
+3547884080 / +3545194141
Flugvellir 6, Reykjanesbær, 230, Keflavik
$114 - $342
Alamo
Excellent 8.3
+3545199300
Arnarvollur 4, 235 Reykjanesbaer, Iceland
$72 - $996
MEX RENT A CAR
MEX RENT A CAR
Excellent 8.2
+3545194141
Iðavellir 13, Keflavík
$173 - $407
RightCars
Excellent 8
+3545716040
Meet & Greet
Global Rent a Car
Very good 7.7
+3545917900
Arnarvellir 4b, 235 Reykjanesbaer, Iceland
$92 - $327
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 7.5
+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
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
+3545625888
Vesturbraut 10, 230 Keflavik
$588 - $7053
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
$141 - $599
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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