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Car Rental in Reykjavik

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Downtown Car Rental
Mini
VW Up or similar
VW Up
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • Man.
Global Rent a Car
$29.06 per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • Man.
Global Rent a Car
$30.49 per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • Auto.
Global Rent a Car
$34.81 per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Hyundai I20 or similar
Hyundai I20
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Northern Lights
$35.00 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Downtown Car Rental
Compact
VW Golf or similar
VW Golf
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • Man.
Global Rent a Car
$38.13 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Hyundai I20 or similar
Hyundai I20
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Icerental4x4
$38.41 / per day
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Reykjavik Harbour Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • Man.
Alamo
$39.32 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Standard
Suzuki Vitara or similar
Suzuki Vitara
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Northern Lights
$39.88 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 15:21 on 2021-03-07. 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%

Why rent a car in Reykjavik?

By far the largest city in Iceland (it is home to two-thirds of its population), Reykjavik can be a fascinating city to visit. Home to a surprisingly diverse and active cultural life, it also boasts a rich history, interesting architecture, and plenty of quirky hidden gems for a curious traveler to explore. Better yet, Reykjavik can also serve as the hub to explore most of the majestic nature of Iceland.

One-Way Car Rentals in Reykjavik

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Reykjavik and drop off in another city include:

  • From Reykjavik to Keflavik - 82 offers from € 43.04 per day
  • From Reykjavik to Akureyri - 10 offers from € 98.88 per day

Top ways to enter Reykjavik

  • Keflavik Airport: The busiest airport in Iceland is not actually in Reykjavik, but in the much smaller town of Keflavik about a 50-minute drive southwest of the capital. Served by the national carrier Icelandair, as well as some two dozen other airlines including low-cost carriers like easyJet and Wizz Air, the airport is the primary port of entry for most foreign visitors.
  • Reykjavik Airport: Much closer to the capital, but also much smaller, Reykjavik Airport serves only domestic destinations and flights to the relatively nearby island of Greenland which belongs to Denmark.
  • By ship: If you’re arriving in Reykjavik by cruise ship, you can also pick up the rental car right at the city harbor. Known as Viðey, the ferry terminal is about a ten-minute drive east of the city center.
  • By bus: If you’re arriving in Reykjavik by bus from another town in Iceland, you can pick up the rental at the Reykjavik Central Bus Terminal which is just south of the city center.

Top destinations and activities

  • National Museum of Iceland. More than 150 years old (and therefore significantly older than the Republic of Iceland), the National Museum is mainly dedicated to the settlement and history of Iceland and covers everything from the arrival of Viking settlers to the art they created, becoming independent from Denmark, and the present day. In addition to the permanent collection, the museum also frequently hosts a number of temporary exhibitions.
  • Culture House. Foreign visitors might want to avoid trying to pronounce its full Icelandic name, Þjóðmenningarhúsið, but they should not ignore the Culture House itself, as it is another important place in the exploration of Iceland’s history. Located in the building that used to house the national library, the Culture House has everything from the original manuscripts of ancient sagas to exhibitions on volcanic islands and research on the visual history of Reykjavik.
  • Icelandic Punk Museum. The majestic, austere landscapes of Iceland might not immediately suggest it, but the country —  and specifically its capital — has always been a hotbed of counterculture and creativity, including punk music; even the city’s former mayor, comedian Jón Gnarr used to be in a punk band in his teenage years. Perhaps aptly located in a former underground restroom, the small, but innovative Punk Museum explores this surprising connection, even letting visitors put on a leather jacket and get their hands on a guitar. Punk’s not dead, at least not in Reykjavik.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Reykjanes. Iceland’s southwestern peninsula is not only where the country’s main airport is located, but it’s also a fascinating destination in its own right. Whether you visit the idyllic hot springs of Blue Lagoon, cross the pedestrian bridge between Europe and North America or marvel at lava formations, you’re bound to have an interesting time. 
  • Þingvellir. Not only a national park but also a heritage destination, Þingvellir (or Thingvellir) is where the Althing, the Parliament of Iceland, was originally located. About to celebrate its 1,100th anniversary in 2030, Althing is known as the oldest parliamentary building in the world. In addition to the Parliament, you can visit the interactive visitors center, walk along the nature trails, or even dive and snorkel as this is one of the best places in Iceland for these activities. Located only 45 km (28 miles) northeast of Reykjavik, the area can be reached in 40 minutes by car.
  • Snæfellsjökull National Park. A wild and stunning place, this national park is dominated by an ancient volcano that’s covered with a glacier. Other attractions include stunning, empty beaches, Vatnshellir Cave, and the opportunities to see the northern lights (the best odds to catch them are during the autumn and winter months of the year). The national park is about a 2 hour and 40-minute drive from the capital, so the best course of action would be to give at least two or three days to visit (there are accommodations around the park). Do keep in mind that you need a 4x4 vehicle to safely move around the park on your own - otherwise, driving to the area and then joining a tour can be a good idea.

Most popular rental types and cars

Most visitors of Reykjavik go for mini, economy, or compact rental cars. The most popular models are the Hyundai i20, Hyundai i10, and Volkswagen Golf.

Car Rental Prices in Reykjavik

  • Station wagons - from $97 per day
  • Large cars - from $93 per day
  • Medium cars - from $70 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $143 per day
  • Small cars - from $54 per day
  • SUVs - from $157 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

These are some good methods to save money on your rental car:

  • Compare the 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 during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Reykjavik is the cheapest in June when renting a car is about 38% cheaper than the yearly average.

Top 4 Cities near Reykjavik

  1. Keflavik Car Rentals from $23.91 per day
    36.9 km / 22.9 miles away
  2. Akureyri Car Rentals from $49.92 per day
    248.0 km / 154.1 miles away
  3. Egilsstadir Car Rentals from $49.92 per day
    379.4 km / 235.8 miles away
  4. Isafjordur Car Rentals from $64.26 per day
    220.9 km / 137.2 miles away

Top 7 Locations near Reykjavik

  1. 1.0 km / 0.6 miles away
  2. 1.4 km / 0.9 miles away
  3. Keflavik Airport Car Rentals from $23.91 per day
    36.9 km / 22.9 miles away
  4. 220.9 km / 137.2 miles away
  5. Akureyri Airport Car Rentals from $49.92 per day
    248.0 km / 154.1 miles away
  6. 379.4 km / 235.8 miles away

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

Car rental prices in Reykjavik vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Reykjavik
$69.17
January
$106.14
February
March
$62.02
April
$108.53
May
$54.86
June
July
$82.29
August
$135.96
September
October
$87.06
November
December
The best month to rent a car in Reykjavik is June (when prices for an Economy class start from $54.86). This is 38% cheaper than the yearly average and 60% cheaper than renting in September (when rental prices start at $135.96 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Reykjavik?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in October, travelers rent a car for an average of 11 days in March, the average rental period is 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Reykjavik
6
January
6
February
5
March
6
April
6
May
6
June
6
July
6
August
7
September
11
October
8
November
5
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Reykjavik?

While travelers visit Reykjavik year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is March, and the least popular is April.
Popularity of Car Rental in Reykjavik by Monthly Searches
54%
January
276%
February
295%
March
5%
April
7%
May
8%
June
10%
July
10%
August
88%
September
77%
October
212%
November
159%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Global Rent a Car Peugeot 108 5 1 Small cars
Enterprise Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars
Enterprise VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Alamo Skoda Rapid 4 3 Large cars
Global Rent a Car Honda CR-V 5 3 SUVs
FairCar Hyundai i10 5 1 Small cars
Global Rent a Car Toyota RAV4 5 3 SUVs
Global Rent a Car VW Up 5 1 Small cars
Icerental4x4 Suzuki Vitara 5 2 SUVs
Northern Lights Suzuki Vitara 5 2 SUVs

Top 14 Suppliers in Reykjavik in 2021

Carwiz
Carwiz
Exceptional 9.3
+3545712266
Vatnsmýrarvegur 1, 101 Reykjavík
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
Sat:08:00-16:00
Sun:08:00-16:00
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+3545199300
Vatnsmýrarvegur 10, 101 Reykjavík
SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9.2
+3545402220
Reykjavíkurflugvöllur
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Exceptional 9.1
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Excellent 8.8
+0
SMIDJUVEGI 34
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
5199300
VATSMYRARVEGUR 10,
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+3545686915
Reykjavik Domestic 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:08:00-17:00
Sun:09:00-17:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+3545914000
Reykjavik Domestic 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
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+3545626060
Reykjavik Domestic 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
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.3
+3545199300
Vatnsmýrarvegur 10, 101 Reykjavík,
RightCars
RightCars
Excellent 8
+3545716040
Smiðjuvegur 1
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Very good 7.7
+3545917900
Knarrarvogur 2, 104 Reykjavík, Iceland
Working hours
Mon:09:00-16:00
Tue:09:00-16:00
Wed:09:00-16:00
Thu:09:00-16:00
Fri:09:00-16:00
Sat:09:00-13:00
Sun:09:00-13:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.2
+3545625888
Baejarlind 4, 201
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
Reykavik Domestic Airport, Meet and Greet
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
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