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Car Hire at Keflavik Airport

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Keflavik Airport, Keflavik, Iceland
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Economy
Hyundai I20 or comparable
Hyundai I20
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Northern Lights
£ 16.90 per day
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Mini
Hyundai i10 or comparable
Hyundai i10
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • Man.
NUCarrentals
£ 19.06 per day
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Standard
Dacia Duster or comparable
Dacia Duster
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Icerental4x4
£ 22.27 per day
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Compact
VW Golf or comparable
VW Golf
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ace Rent a car
£ 26.95 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Intermediate
Suzuki Vitara or comparable
Suzuki Vitara
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
FairCar
£ 33.06 / per day
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Full-size
Toyota RAV4 or comparable
Toyota RAV4
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Carwiz
£ 54.68 / per day
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Intermediate Elite
Kia Sportage or comparable
Kia Sportage
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Surprice
£ 58.09 / per day
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Minivan
Mercedes Benz Vito 2017 or comparable
Mercedes Benz Vito 2017
  • 9x
  • 7x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Fara Car Rental
£ 111.46 / per day
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These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 02:01 on 2021-03-01.

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%
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! 

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 £ 39 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 59 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 37 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - starting at £ 103 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 26 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 52 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 £ 39.34 per day
    33.9 km / 21.1 miles away
  2. Akureyri Airport starting at £ 35.29 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
£ 53.53
January
£ 53.97
February
£ 48.24
March
£ 45.18
April
£ 38.16
May
£ 46.01
June
£ 66.65
July
£ 62.58
August
£ 37.90
September
£ 33.85
October
£ 33.85
November
£ 33.85
December
The cheapest month to hire a car at Keflavik Airport is October with prices starting at £ 33.85 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 £ 66.65. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 46. 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 Suzuki Vitara 5 2 SUVs
Icerental4x4 Dacia Duster 5 2 SUVs
FairCar Hyundai i10 5 2 Small cars
Icerental4x4 Suzuki Grand Vitara 5 3 SUVs
FairCar Renault Duster 5 3 SUVs
FairCar Suzuki Jimny 5 2 SUVs
Ace Rent a car Kia Rio 5 3 Small cars
Northern Lights Dacia Duster 5 2 SUVs
Northern Lights Suzuki Vitara 5 2 SUVs
FairCar Suzuki Vitara 5 3 SUVs

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
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

Top 18 Hire Companies at Keflavik Airport in 2021

Carwiz
Carwiz
Remarkable 9.3
+3545712266
Bogatröð 2
£ 47 - £ 142
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
Remarkable 9.2
+3545402222
Blikavöllur 5, 235 Reykjanesbær
National
National
Remarkable 9.2
+3545199300
Arnarvöllur 4, 235 Reykjanesbær
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.8
5199300
ARNARVOLLUR,
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Outstanding 8.8
+3547714200 / +3545115660
Njardarbraut 11, Reykjanesbaer
£ 19 - £ 89
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
Europcar
Outstanding 8.6
+3544616000
KEFLAVIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
£ 45 - £ 154
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
Ace Rent a car
Outstanding 8.5
+3545673000 / 3172487251
Flugvellir 6. 260 Reykjanesbær
£ 20 - £ 117
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
+3545914000
Keflavíkurflugvöllur, 235 Keflavík
£ 28 - £ 133
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
Outstanding 8.5
+3545194141
Keflavikurflugvöllur, 235 Keflavík
£ 51 - £ 129
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 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
Outstanding 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
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.3
+3545199300
Arnarvollur 4, 235 Reykjanesbaer, Iceland
MEX RENT A CAR
MEX RENT A CAR
Outstanding 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
RightCars
Outstanding 8
+3545716040
Meet & Greet
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Great 7.7
+3545917900
Arnarvellir 4b, 235 Reykjanesbaer, Iceland
£ 21 - £ 30
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
Great 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
Great 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
Great 7
+3547874444
Flugvellir 6, 230 Keflavík
£ 26 - £ 135
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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