Car Hire at Keflavik Airport

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Keflavik Airport, Keflavik, Iceland
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Mini
Hyundai i10 or comparable
Hyundai i10
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • Man.
FairCar
£ 81.23 per day
Standard
Suzuki Vitara or comparable
Suzuki Vitara
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Northern Lights
£ 101.25 per day
Compact
Nissan Qashqai or comparable
Nissan Qashqai
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ace Rent a car
£ 135.03 per day
Economy
Hyundai i20 or comparable
Hyundai i20
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • Man.
Budget
£ 136.84 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Intermediate
Skoda Rapid or comparable
Skoda Rapid
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
£ 155.74 / per day
Compact Elite
Renault Captur or comparable
Renault Captur
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
GreenMotion
£ 204.79 / per day
Premium
Toyota Land Cruiser or comparable
Toyota Land Cruiser
  • 5
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
£ 292.39 / per day
Full-size
Mitsubishi Pajero or comparable
Mitsubishi Pajero
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
£ 319.11 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 03:00 on 2022-06-27.

Travel Information

Language
Icelandic,
English
Currency
ISK
Dialing code
354
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
90 km/h
56 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.04%
Average gasoline price
£ 1.62 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.88 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.24 / 1 liter
Keflavik Airport

Airport Car Hire

Keflavik Airport is the main international airport in, and gateway to, the island nation of Iceland. It is located roughly 50 kilometers west of the capital of the country, Reykjavik.

Let's face it, most don't travel to Iceland to spend a week in the city. Instead, they travel for the out-of-this-world nature of the island. Thus, is no surprise that most travelers choose to hire a car for their trip. And as Keflavik Airport is the most popular entry point, there is a huge selection of hire companies from which to choose. 

While you could take some form of public transportation to get to Reykjavik and hire a car there after visiting the city for some time, it is probably better to just hire a car at the airport. Transportation to the city is likely expensive and the intense competition amongst companies serving the airport means prices for hire cars are very reasonable. 

So hire a car and set out towards the island's famous ring road for the adventure of a lifetime! Here are some of the most interesting things to see and do in the area:

  • Whale watching. Iceland is one of the planet’s prime spots for watching these magnificent mammals, and many tours take off from Keflavik Port which is just a short ride from the airport. In addition to blue whales, humpbacks, and orcas, you might also be lucky to spot several types of dolphins. Different species have different migration patterns, but generally the summer months — June, July, and August — are the best time of the year to go whale watching in Keflavik.
  • Blue Lagoon. One of the most popular attractions of Iceland, the Blue Lagoon is just a 20-minute drive from Keflavik Airport — if you plan to visit, it makes more sense to do it right away than traveling to Reykjavik and then back south. Unlike some hot springs in Iceland, this attraction is man-made, but that doesn’t take anything away neither from the lagoon’s health properties nor the overall enjoyment of the experience.
  • A bridge between continents. Iceland is located on two tectonic plates — this fact is the source of the considerable volcanic activity it frequently experiences and is also responsible for many of the island’s otherworldly landscapes. So if you cross this pedestrian overpass which is a 20-minute drive south of Keflavik, you’ll technically be walking between Europe and North America. To find the bridge, follow Highway 425 until you’ll see a sign on your left. 

Top international routes

  • London-Heathrow
  • London-Luton
  • East Midlands
  • Manchester

Main airlines

British Airways flies to the airport from London Heathrow Airport and easyjet flies from London Luton, East Midlands, and Manchester Airports.

Terminals

The airport has just one terminal. The check-in and arrivals areas are on the first floor and the post-security section with all gates on the second floor.

Location

Keflavik Airport is located roughly 50 kilometres west of Reykjavik on the western tip of the island. It's possible to head south to a scenic road along the southern coast that will lead you to the ring road skipping Reykjavik altogether.

Most popular types of hire car

  • Station wagons - starting at £ 285 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 320 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 230 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 477 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 184 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 288 per day

Car hire desks

Only a few car hire companies have desks in the terminal — specifically, in the arrivals hall. These are Avis, Europcar, and Firefly. All other companies are located outside the airport and either have a company employee meet arriving customers or provide a shuttle bus to their locations.

Services and facilities

There are a number of restaurants, bars, stores duty-free shops, a bank with a cashpoint, 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 opening hours depend on the season. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest petrol station

There is an Orkan petrol station in the car rental area of the airport which is just like any other Orkan station and doesn't charge exorbitant prices as other stations located at airports do.

If returning a car to one of the companies located outside the airport, there are multiple stations along the way at which you can fill up. Which one is the most convenient will depend on which company you use.

Airport information

Score
7.9
  • Getting to the airport 7.2
  • Check-in desks 7.2
  • Facilities and services 7.2
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 7.2
  • Dining and car hire 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 the city centre: 1.9 miles / 3 km SW of town
  • Working hours:
  • Phone: +354-425-0600

Top 2 Destinations around Keflavik Airport

  1. Reykjavik Bus Station starting at £ 171.53 per day
    33.9 km / 21.1 miles away
  2. Akureyri Airport starting at £ 128.91 per day
    280.3 km / 174.2 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car at Keflavik Airport?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car at Keflavik Airport fluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car at Keflavik Airport
£ 54.72
January
£ 55.17
February
£ 49.31
March
£ 46.18
April
£ 39.01
May
£ 47.03
June
£ 68.13
July
£ 63.96
August
£ 38.74
September
£ 34.60
October
£ 34.60
November
£ 34.60
December
The cheapest month to hire a car at Keflavik Airport is October with prices starting at £ 34.60 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is July with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 68.13. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 47. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

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

Hirers picking up a car at Keflavik Airport keep them for an average of 6 days during in January, while those picking up their cars in October keep them for an average of 5.
Average Hire Length at Keflavik Airport
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 month sees the highest demand for car hire at Keflavik Airport?

Though Keflavik Airport is popular for travellers all year long, the month with the highest demand for hire cars is in July. April is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
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 Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Icerental4x4 Dacia Duster 5 2 SUVs
Icerental4x4 Suzuki Vitara 5 2 SUVs
FairCar Hyundai i10 5 2 Small cars
FairCar Renault Duster 5 3 SUVs
Icerental4x4 Suzuki Grand Vitara 5 3 SUVs
Northern Lights Dacia Duster 5 2 SUVs
Icerental4x4 Suzuki Vitara 4 2 SUVs
Northern Lights Suzuki Vitara 5 2 SUVs
Icerental4x4 Hyundai i10 4 1 Small cars
FairCar Hyundai i10 5 2 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United Kingdom
Suzuki Vitara
30 March 2022
I would recommend icerental4x4 to anyone visiting Iceland, good price, friendly staff, informative. Ease of airport pick up and drop off.
United Kingdom
Ford Fusion
26 March 2022
Third time in iceland experience the different seasons. Some crazy weather we had and driving all those times was amazing and we had to be careful and aware of the conditions at all times .
United Kingdom
Suzuki Vitara
18 March 2022
It was cheap. The car wasn’t in great condition and an older model, having said that it performed very well in the snow and ice. They tried to charge us extra for a crack in the windscreen but luckily we had taken plenty of photos at pick up and they were very happy with that. We would use it again because the price was very competitive.
Guernsey
Suzuki Vitara
8 March 2022
Great road trip. Selfoss town is great as is Vik, Laugavatn and Grindavik. Take care on the roads in winter and DO NOT STOP unless in designated stop places. Try out the local swimming pools - they are great for meeting local people not other tourists.
United Kingdom
Renault Duster
22 February 2022
Tough to visit Iceland in the winter, so a good 4 x 4 is essential. Be prepared for roads to be closed at cashier notice.
United Kingdom
Suzuki Vitara
21 February 2022
Iceland is amazing to visit in the winter and driving on the snow and ice covered roads is east. Just watch your speed and leave plenty of space from car in front.
United Kingdom
Hyundai i10
16 February 2022
We hired a small Hyundai and the car was amazing on the roads even after a few inches of snow. One of our favourite hidden gems we visited was Barnafoss a beautiful waterfall with a sad myth of two brothers. We travelled the Golden circle with many beautiful stops in route. The Blue Lagoon was fantastic, although initially created by accident surroundings on an evening visit is truly beautiful and also a prime spot in the area to spot Aurora. We were lucky to see her 3 nights in a row. All I can say about the locals are they are so friendly and welcoming and also the drivers are so patient and courteous. After arriving home we have already been on to search for a return visit.
United Kingdom
Dacia Duster
5 February 2022
South Coast and Snaefellsnes peninsula are definitely worth the drive, and golden circle is a must (but leave super early to avoid crowds). Faxi waterfall is beautiful and much much less crowded than many others in the golden circle
United Kingdom
Suzuki Jimny
5 January 2022
Great experience. Car was as expected. Agents at pick up and drop off where very clear and efficient. No issues
United Kingdom
Suzuki Vitara
17 December 2021
If you're going to Iceland, definitely get an SUV and go for the 4x4 option if you're going to be going out of Reykjavik.
United Kingdom
Dacia Duster
17 December 2021
Easy car rental. Shuttle service to and from the airport was easy enough and the car was in good condition.
United Kingdom
Mazda CX-30
14 November 2021
Ensure you pay for parking at the sites that you are required to. It is all contactless payment.
United Kingdom
Mazda CX-30
25 October 2021
I went to Iceland in October and found driving there very easy.
United Kingdom
Hyundai i30 STW
23 October 2021
Car was great for touring Iceland's Golden Circle at our own pace!
United Kingdom
Hyundai i10
13 October 2021
Loved everywhere in Iceland - rent a car and travel - don't just stick to Rekjavic!
United Kingdom
VW Up
11 October 2021
The Golden Circle and the volcano are a must... We wanted to do so much more, but only limited to 3 full days.
United Kingdom
Hyundai i10
17 July 2021
Iceland is beautiful, would recommend hiring car to see more of the country.
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris
13 February 2020
Drove the south coast of iceland from Reykjavik to Hofn and back, beautiful country would recommend anyone to do this
Car rental statistics
Highest rated company
Alamo
8.99 / 10
Lowest rated company
Global Rent a Car
6.32 / 10
Total number of reviews
38
Total rental companies
24
Average daily price
£ 144.07
Lowest daily price
£ 17.28
Total cars available
155

Top 24 Hire Companies at Keflavik Airport in 2022

Alamo
Alamo
Remarkable 9 / 17 reviews
+3545199300
Arnarvollur 4, 235 Reykjanesbaer, Iceland
£ 141 - £ 341
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.9 / 31 reviews
+3544616000
KEFLAVIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
£ 253 - £ 524
Working hours
Mon:00:01-01:00
Tue:00:01-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Wed:00:01-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Thu:00:01-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Fri:00:01-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sat:00:01-01:00; 06:00-23:59
Sun:00:01-01:00; 06:00-23:59
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.8 / 45 reviews
+3545402222
Blikavöllur 5, 235 Reykjanesbær
£ 162 - £ 268
Ace Rent a car
Outstanding 8.7 / 369 reviews
+3545673000 / 8778223872
Flugvellir 6. 260 Reykjanesbær
£ 135 - £ 623
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
Northern Lights
Outstanding 8.6 / 121 reviews
+3545712266
Bogatröð 2, 235 Reykjanesbær
£ 101 - £ 102
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
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.6 / 1 reviews
5199300
ARNARVOLLUR,
£ 189 - £ 362
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.6 / 5 reviews
+3545626060
Keflavik International Airport
£ 124 - £ 437
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
National
National
Outstanding 8.5 / 2 reviews
+3545199300
Arnarvöllur 4, 235 Reykjanesbær
£ 198 - £ 415
Hertz
Hertz
Outstanding 8.5
5224430
Keflavik Airport
Working hours
Mon:00:00-02:00; 05:30-23:59
Tue:00:00-02:00; 05:30-23:59
Wed:00:00-02:00; 05:30-23:59
Thu:00:00-02:00; 05:30-23:59
Fri:00:00-02:00; 05:30-23:59
Sat:00:00-02:00; 05:30-23:59
Sun:00:00-02:00; 05:30-23:59
Thrifty
Thrifty
Outstanding 8.4
5224430
Keflavik Airport
Working hours
Mon:00:00-02:00; 05:30-23:59
Tue:00:00-02:00; 05:30-23:59
Wed:00:00-02:00; 05:30-23:59
Thu:00:00-02:00; 05:30-23:59
Fri:00:00-02:00; 05:30-23:59
Sat:00:00-02:00; 05:30-23:59
Sun:00:00-02:00; 05:30-23:59
Carwiz
Carwiz
Outstanding 8.4 / 3 reviews
+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
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.3 / 9 reviews
+3545914000
Keflavíkurflugvöllur, 235 Keflavík
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
Icerental4x4
Outstanding 8.3 / 43 reviews
+3545712266
Bogatröð 2, 235 Reykjanesbær
£ 104 - £ 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
Surprice
Surprice
Outstanding 8.2 / 7 reviews
+3547874444
Flugvellir 6, 230 Keflavík
£ 266 - £ 1407
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
WheeGo
WheeGo
Outstanding 8.2 / 5 reviews
+3545115660
235 Keflavíkurflugvöllur, 235 Keflavik, Iceland
£ 119 - £ 491
Working hours
Mon:04:00-18:00
Tue:04:00-18:00
Wed:04:00-18:00
Thu:04:00-18:00
Fri:04:00-18:00
Sat:04:00-18:00
Sun:04:00-18:00
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Outstanding 8.1
+3545115660
Bogatröð 1, 262 Reykjanesbær, Iceland
Working hours
Mon:04:00-18:00
Tue:04:00-18:00
Wed:04:00-18:00
Thu:04:00-18:00
Fri:04:00-18:00
Sat:04:00-18:00
Sun:04:00-18:00
Fara Car Rental
Outstanding 8 / 27 reviews
+3545372018
Framnesvegure 19C, 230, Keflavik
£ 255 - £ 337
Working hours
Mon:08:01-20:00
Tue:08:01-20:00
Wed:08:01-20:00
Thu:08:01-20:00
Fri:08:01-20:00
Sat:08:01-20:00
Sun:08:01-20:00
Firefly
Firefly
Outstanding 8 / 5 reviews
+3545220022
Kjóavollur 2-4, 235 Keflavíkurflugvollur
£ 272 - £ 272
Working hours
Mon:05:30-17:00
Tue:05:30-17:00
Wed:05:30-17:00
Thu:05:30-17:00
Fri:05:30-17:00
Sat:05:30-17:00
Sun:05:30-17:00
AddCar
AddCar
Great 7.8 / 17 reviews
+3545194141
Keflavikurflugvöllur, 235 Keflavík
Working hours
Mon:05:00-02:00
Tue:05:00-02:00
Wed:05:00-02:00
Thu:05:00-02:00
Fri:05:00-02:00
Sat:05:00-02:00
Sun:05:00-02:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Great 7.8 / 335 reviews
+3547878586
Blikavöllur 2, Keflavíkurflugvöllur, 235
£ 165 - £ 656
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
FairCar
Great 7.6
+3545115660
Bogatröð 1, 262 Reykjanesbær
£ 81 - £ 207
Working hours
Mon:05:00-18:00
Tue:05:00-18:00
Wed:05:00-18:00
Thu:05:00-18:00
Fri:05:00-18:00
Sat:05:00-18:00
Sun:05:00-18:00
Goldcar
Goldcar
Great 7.6 / 1 reviews
+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
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Great 7.1 / 125 reviews
+3547714200 / +3545115660
Bogatröð 1, Reykjanesbaer
£ 188 - £ 188
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
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Good 6.3 / 76 reviews
+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
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