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  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Iceland

    20 Locations See all locations

    Goraorsbraut 5, Husavik, NE
    Egilsstadir Airport, Egilsstaðir, AL
    Lagarbraut 4, Egilsstaðir, AL
    Holtagarðar, Reykjavik, HO
    Vatsmyrarvegur 10, Reykjavik, HO
    Reykjavikurflugvelli, Reykjavik, HO
    Flugvallarvegur, Reykjavik, HO
    Klettagardar 12, Reykjavik, HO
    Herjólfur, Thorlakshofn, SL
    Akureyri, NE
    Tryggvabraut 12, Akureyri, NE
    Laufasgata 2A, Akureyri, NE
    Flugterian, Vestmannaeyjar, SL
    Borgarflöt 5, Sauðarkrokur, NV
    Ranarslod 14, Hofn, AL
    Hofn Airport, Hofn, AL
    Alaugarvegur 2, Hofn, AL
    Thorshofn, NE
    Arnarvollur, Keflavik, SU
    Isafjordur Airport, Isafjordur, VF
  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Iceland

    17 Locations See all locations

    Hafnarstett 11, Husavik, NE
    +354 858 0442
    Strandagata 10, Skagastrond, NV
    +354 522 4400
    Egilsstadir Domestic Airport, Egilsstaðir, AL
    +354 522 4450
    Selhella 5, Hafnarfjordur, HO
    +354 522 4400
    Flugvallarvegur, Reykjavik, HO
    +354 522 4420
    Iceland Air, Reykjavik, HO
    +354 522 4420
    Midbakki, Thorlakshofn Harbor, Thorlakshofn, SL
    +354 522 4400
    Akureyri Apt, Akureyri, NE
    +354 522 4440
    Vestmannaeyjar Domestic Apt, Vestmannaeyjar, SL
    +354 522 4475
    Hesteyri 2, Sauðarkrokur, NV
    +354 522 4488
    Tungata 39, Talknafjordur, VL
    +354 522 4490
    Hornafjordur Domestic Airport, Hofn, AL
    +354 522 4470
    Thorshofn Domestic Airport, Thorshofn, NE
    +354 522 4400
    Keflavik Airport, Keflavik, SU
    +354 522 4430
    Isafjordur Domestic Apt, Isafjordur, VF
    +354 522 4490
    Hafnarbyggo 29, Vopnafjordur, AL
    +354 858 0481
    Bildudalur Domestic Airport, Bildudalur, VF
    +354 858 0492
  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Iceland

    16 Locations See all locations

    Lagarbraut 4, Egilsstaðir, AL
    Egissltadir Airport, Egilsstaðir, AL
    Skeifan 9, Reykjavik, HO
    Skarfabakki- Tourist Info Centre, Reykjavik, HO
    Only Domestic Flights At Rkvt01, Reykjavik, HO
    Station Open Only When Ships Arrive, Stn Only For Cruise Ships Passenger, Reykjavik, HO
    Tryggvabraut 12, Akureyri, NE
    Strandgata- Tourist Info Centre, Akureyri, NE
    Akureyri Airport, Akureyri, NE
    Saemundargata 5, Sauðarkrokur, NV
    Borgarflot 5, Sauðarkrokur, NV
    Alaugarvegur 2, Hofn, AL
    Hofn Airport, Hofn, AL
    Keflavik International Airport, Keflavik, SU
    Isafjordur Airport, Isafjordur, VF
    Sindragata 6, Isafjordur, VF
  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Iceland

    15 Locations See all locations

    Garoarsbraut 5, Husavik, NE
    +354 840 6073
    Egissltadir Airport, Egilsstaðir, AL
    +354 461 6000
    Lagarbraut 4, Egilsstaðir, AL
    +354 840 6070
    Station Open Only When Ships ArriveStn Only For Cruise Ships Passenger, Reykjavik, HO
    +354 568 6915
    Skeifan 9, Reykjavik, HO
    +354 568 6915
    Only Domestic Flights At Rkvt01, Reykjavik, HO
    +354 568 6915
    Akureyri Airport, Akureyri, NE
    +354 461 6000
    Tryggvabraut 12, Akureyri, NE
    +354 461 6000
    Laufasgata 2a, Akureyri, NE
    +354 461 6000
    Borgarflöt 5, Sauðarkrokur, NV
    +354 840 6079
    Hofn Airport, Hofn, AL
    +354 461 6000
    Alaugarvegur 2, Hofn, AL
    +354 840 6071
    Keflavik International Airport, Keflavik, SU
    +354 425 0300
    Isafjordur Airport, Isafjordur, VF
    +354 461 6000
    Sindragata 6, Isafjordur, VF
    +354 840 6074
  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Iceland

    8 Locations See all locations

    Egilstadir Airport, Egilsstaðir, AL
    Holtagardar, Reykjavik, HO
    Reykjavik Domestic Airport, Reykjavik, HO
    Akureyri Airport, Akureyri, NE
    Hvannavellir 14, Akureyri, NE
    +354 660 0629
    Hofn Airport, Hofn, AL
    Keflavik International Airport, Keflavik, SU
    Isafjordur Airport, Isafjordur, VF
  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Iceland

    8 Locations See all locations

    Terminal Building, Egilsstaðir, AL
    +354 591 4000
    Holtavegur 10, Reykjavik, HO
    +354 591 4000
    Terminal Building, Reykjavik, HO
    +354 591 4000
    Domestic Airport Terminal, Akureyri, NE
    +354 591 4000
    Raftahlid 49, Sauðarkrokur, NV
    +354 591 4000
    Hornafjordur Airport, Hofn, AL
    +354 591 4000
    Terminal Building, Keflavik, SU
    +354 591 4000
    Terminal Building, Isafjordur, VF
    +354 591 4000
  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in Iceland

    5 Locations See all locations

    Bildshofdi 8, Reykjavik, HO
    +354 515 7110
    Blikavollur 3, Reykjavik, HO
    +354 515 7110
    Iceland Air, Reykjavik, HO
    +354 515 7110
    Drottningarbraut, Akureyri, NE
    +354 515 7110
    Tryggvabraut 5, Akureyri, NE
    +354 515 7110
  • global

    Global Rent A Car car hire locations in Iceland

    5 Locations See all locations

    Knarrarvogur 2, Reykjavik, HO
    +354 591 7900
    Reykjavik airport, Reykjavik, HO
    +354 591 7900
    Vatnagarar 24, Reykjavik, HO
    +354 591 7900
    Keflavik International Airport, Keflavik, SU
    +354 591 7900
    Bogatrod 1, Keflavik, SU
    +354 591 7900
  • geysir

    Geysir Car Rental car hire locations in Iceland

    5 Locations See all locations

    Harpa confrence hall Austurbakki 2, Reykjavik, HO
    +354 773 1125
    Only Domestic Flights At Rkvt01, Reykjavik, HO
    +354 893 4455
    24, Tryggvabraut, Akureyri, NE
    Akureyri Airport, Akureyri, Akureyri, NE
    Keflavik International AirportArnarvollur 4, Keflavik, SU
  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in Iceland

    5 Locations See all locations

    Reykjavik City, Reykjavik, HO
    +354 515 7110
    Keflavik Airport, Reykjavik, HO
    +354 515 7110
    Iceland Air, Reykjavik, HO
    +354 515 7110
    Drottningarbraut, Akureyri, NE
    +354 515 7110
    Tryggvabraut 5, Akureyri, NE
    +354 515 7110
  • surpricecarrental

    SURPRICE CAR RENTAL car hire locations in Iceland

    4 Locations See all locations

    Reykjavíkurflugvöllur, Þorragata 10, Reykjavik, HO
    +354 787 4444
    Hotel Delivery, Reykjavik, HO
    +354 787 4444
    Blikavöllur 3Keflavík International Airport, Keflavik, SU
    +354 787 4444
    Keflavik Hotel DeliveryVatnsnesvegur, Keflavik, SU
    +354 787 4444
  • ras

    RAS Car Rental car hire locations in Iceland

    4 Locations See all locations

    Drangahraun 3, Hafnarfjordur, HO
    +354 565 3800
    Only Domestic Flights At Rkvt01, Reykjavik, HO
    +354 565 3800
    Hotel Pick up service, Reykjavik, HO
    +354 565 3800
    Keflavik International Airport, Keflavik, SU
    +354 565 3800

Top tips for hiring a car in Iceland

Visitors who wish to explore the island’s famous wildlife and scenery would do well to rent a car in Iceland: public transportation is generally limited to larger towns and cities. The majority of agencies are represented in the capital city of Reykjavik and at Reykjavik International Airport, meaning it’s easy to pick up a vehicle and enjoy travel flexibility as soon as you arrive. Popular road trip routes include the Golden Circle and Snæfellsnes Peninsula (plan around 2 days for each), or a 10-day journey around the ring road.
Mountain roads in Iceland are known as "F roads" and are open only seasonally; the first drivable day is usually between the end of June and the middle of July. While these roads are a great way to access some of the country’s areas of natural beauty, it is important to note that it is only legal to travel them in a four-wheel drive or jeep.
Drivers using the main ring road in Iceland may pass through the Vadlaheidargong Tunnel, which is located in the north of the island and extends for 7.5 km (4.7 mi). The tunnel is a convenient way of shortening your journey and avoiding difficult driving conditions in the winter months. Payment is required online through the tunnel website, costing 1,500 ISK (12 USD) if paid within 3h of your trip, or 2,500 ISK (20 USD) if paid later.
There are several additional regulations that are important to know when renting a car in Iceland, particularly the use of headlights. Even during daylight hours (including during the summer), headlights are to be switched on at all times. Seatbelts must be worn by all passengers, and it is forbidden to use a cell phone while driving, unless it’s a hands-free kit over the front controls. Finally, please be mindful that off-road driving is illegal and is punishable with a high fine or even jail time.

FAQs about hiring a car in Iceland

How much does it cost to hire a car in Iceland?

On average a car hire in Iceland costs R64 per day.

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Iceland?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at GREEN MOTION (R198/day), Fair Car (R263/day) and Sixt (R325/day).

What is the best car hire agency in Iceland?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Iceland are Alamo (8,7, 6481 reviews), Enterprise (8,5, 12823 reviews), and Budget (7,4, 4207 reviews).

How can I find a car hire near me in Iceland?

Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

What is driving like in Iceland?

Driving in Iceland can be an adventurous experience: aside from the main ring road, which goes around the island, you will find plenty of gravel roads and roads with other loose surfaces. During the winter months or in rainy conditions, many of these become impassable due to snow or mud, so it is always important to drive carefully and leave plenty of time to make even a simple trip.

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Iceland?

To rent a car in Iceland, the driver needs to be at least 18 years old and have held his or her license for a minimum of 12 months. Those who wish to rent a minibus or four-wheel drive, however, must be at least 23 years old. Drivers between 18 and 20 years old may have to pay an additional surcharge of approximately 620-1240 ISK (5-10 USD) per day with an agency like Avis. An International Driver’s Permit (IDP) is not necessary for renting a car in Iceland, but the driver’s domestic license must be in English.

How much does petrol cost in Iceland?

Petrol prices in Iceland are generally quite high, and four-wheel drives can cost a lot to fill up (expect to pay around 10,000 ISK (80 USD) for a full jeep tank). Petrol stations require drivers to use a credit card with a pin number and commonly offer extra things like fresh groceries or a free car wash. As stations can be few and far between, it is important to refuel regularly and never let your petrol levels drop below half a tank.

What are the speed limits in Iceland?

Speed limits in Iceland are generally quite low thanks to unpredictable weather and road conditions. In towns and cities, drivers are limited to 50 km/h (31 mph), while paved highways in rural areas have a maximum speed limit of 90 km/h (56 mph). Gravel roads, as found in many parts of the country, have a maximum speed limit of 80 km/h (50 mph). Speeding fines are high and speed cameras common even on rural roads.

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The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 24 hours. Hires are subject to change and may not be available on all hire cars listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the hire cars providers' sites.