Car Rental & Rent a Car Deals in Iceland

Comparison of prices on car rental in the whole of Iceland with With us, no unpleasant surprise awaits when you pick up your rental car when you arrive at your destination. All prices include free mileage, fees at the airport and necessary insurances, local taxes and fees. We can help you look for affordable rental cars in Iceland online. If you only want to rent from a specific company, you can choose that when you do your search. Best prices on renting economy, luxury and family vehicles.

Prices from large companies as well as small ones in Iceland

Compare car rental companies Iceland

Search tips!

Search for a city or an airport and choose your destination from the list. If you search for a country or an island, auto suggestion will list the largest airports in that country. Search and book in advance if you want an extra-large car and/or extra options such as booster seat, car seat, infant car seat, GPS, tow hitch, roof rack etc. It is also possible to rent a car for one way drive, called a one way rental. You collect the car in one place and return it somewhere else, e.g. another city or country.

Visa, Mastercard, Digicert

Compare car rental companies and save money
  • We compare 1200 rental companies all over the world
  • No booking fees or hidden fees. All inclusive prices
  • Insurance and unlimited mileage* FAQ >>
  • Car rental experience that is easy and hassle free in Iceland
  • Customer support, available 24/7. Free cancellations/amendments up to 24-48 hours before you pick up the car
  • Good prices & deals on all types of cars, including luxury cars, mini vans and automatic cars. You can also rent and collect your car in one place and return it somewhere else

Cheap Rental Cars in Iceland - Search, Compare & Save

Car rental in IcelandCar rental where every cost is included, no hidden fees and free cancellations/amendments up to 24-48 hours before you are supposed to pick up the car. An easy and safe booking of rental cars online. can offer rental cars in cities, ferry terminals, travel centers and airports in Iceland.

At our website, you can compare prices on rental cars and car rental from several companies in all cities in Iceland. Find the best prices for rental cars online. Search for and book a cheap car in cities such as, Reykjavik, Kopavogur, Hafnarfjordur, Akureyri, Garðabaer, Mosfellsbaer, Akranes, Selfoss, Seltjarnarnes, Vestmannaeyjar, Grindavik, Isafjordur, Sauðarkrokur. We only list prices of rental cars from companies that are safe and quality assured so that there will not be any problems when you arrive.

Iceland information

Iceland (Republic of Iceland) is a country with approximately 309,000 inhabitants and is located in Europe. Total surface/area 103,000 km² / 39,769 mi². It is the 42th largest country on Europe when it comes to inhabitants and the 16th largest regarding its surface. The capital is Reykjavik which has 118,900 inhabitants. It consists of eight regions/states/counties and the largest are Höfuðborgarsvæðið, Northeast, Suðurland, Southern Peninsula, Austurland, Vesturland, Northwest and Westfjords. Iceland is the 180th largest country on when it comes to inhabitants and the 109th largest regarding the surface. Other names for this country is Lýðveldið Ísland, Republic of Iceland, Islande, Ísland, Islanda. The five largest communities are Reykjavik (c. 118900 pop), Kopavogur (c. 31700 pop), Hafnarfjordur (c. 26800 pop), Akureyri (c. 17700 pop), Garðabaer (c. 11400 pop). To make a call, you use the country code +354. Krona (ISK) is the currency used to make payments within the country. German, English, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic are official languages spoken and written in the country. Websites mostly have the top domain .is. Top five highest mountains are Hvannadalshnúkur (2119 m / 6,952 ft), Snæfell (1833 m / 6,014 ft), Herðubreið (1682 m / 5,518 ft), Kerling (1538 m / 5,046 ft) and Vatnafjöll (1235 m / 4,052 ft). See the weather reports and find maps of Iceland. We give tips and recommendations on attractions, museums, experiences, and destinations which you can visit during your stay in the country.

Tourist attractions & activities in Iceland

Experience an amusement park, water park or theme park, then there are these options, Smáratívolí, Sports Center, Árbæjarlaug, Sports Center Sandgerðis, Family og Animal Park, Golfvöllur, Sports Center Garði, Breiðholtslaug, Salalaug, Amusement park and Swimming pool Grindavíkur. Do you travel with your children? Family og Animal Park and Landnámsdýrin are tropicarium, tropical house, animal parks, aquarium, zoos and terrarium in Iceland. Looking at exotic animals?

Cheap car rental with unlimited mileage in Iceland

There are many different models and sizes of cars to choose from. Fleet list in Iceland: Large truck-lorry (Large truck), Luxury elite, 9 seater minivan / Minibus (9 seat minivan), Minivan, Standard cars (Standard), Intermediate elite, Special cars (Special), Luxury cars (Luxury), 7 seater minivan (7 seat minivan), Fullsize elite, Mini elite, 5 seater minivan (5 seat minivan), Premium cars (Premium), Economy cars (Economy), Convertible, Fullsize cars (Fullsize), Electric cars, Cargo van, Economy elite, Intermediate, Small-medium truck-lorry (Small-medium truck), Estate, Medium SUV, Compact elite, Exotic cars (Exotic), Compact cars (Compact), Mini cars (Mini), Moped, Hybrid cars, Small SUV, SUV / Jeep (SUV). Big cities and popular destinations have more car types to choose from. If you want to rent a luxury car then search at the major airports and the most popular destinations in the major regions such as Höfuðborgarsvæðið, Northeast, Suðurland, Southern Peninsula, Austurland, Vesturland, Northwest and Westfjords etc. It can also be harder to find and book special cars during peak season, if you do not search well in advance, before you need your rental car.

Cars you can rent in Iceland are e.g. Cargo van: e.g. Volkswagen Caddy Combo Van, Mercedes Atego Koffer 7.49T, Ford Transit SWB Van, etc. Standard cars: e.g. Volkswagen Caddy Campervan (Sleeps 2), Honda Civic Sedan, Audi A4, Medium SUV, etc. Fullsize cars: e.g. BMW 3 Series, etc. Compact cars: e.g. Hyundai i30, Ford Focus, Opel Astra, etc. Small-medium truck-lorry: e.g. Mitsubishi L200 Double Cab, etc. Premium cars: e.g. Mercedes E Class, Electric cars, Moped, etc. 5 seater minivan: e.g. Opel Meriva, Renault Scenic, Citroen Berlingo, etc. Economy cars: e.g. Opel Corsa, Ford Fiesta, Fiat Panda, Luxury elite, Large truck-lorry, Fullsize elite, Convertible, etc. 9 seater minivan / Minibus: e.g. Renault Trafic, Ford Transit, Mercedes Vito Diesel, Ford Tourneo, Mercedes Vito Traveliner, etc. Mini cars: e.g. Fiat 500, Kia Picanto, Peugeot 107, Toyota Aygo, Volkswagen Up, etc. Intermediate: e.g. Toyota C-HR Hybrid, Ford Mondeo, Toyota Hilux, etc. Luxury cars: e.g. Hummer H2, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Evoque, Porsche Cayenne, Hybrid cars, etc. 7 seater minivan: e.g. Volkswagen Sharan, Ford Galaxy, Renault Espace, Volkswagen Caddy, Volkswagen Touran, etc. Estate: e.g. Renault Clio Estate, Toyota Auris Estate, Toyota Avensis Estate, etc. SUV / Jeep: e.g. Renault Koleos, Nissan Qashqai, Range Rover Evoque, Special cars, Exotic cars, Intermediate elite, Mini elite, etc. Small SUV: e.g. Suzuki Jimmy, Economy elite, etc. Minivan: e.g. Mercedes Viano, Ford Econoline, Mercedes Sprinter, Compact elite, etc. However, in smaller cities and on islands like Flatey, Vigur, Vestur Hvanneyjarsker, Tvísker, Trésnefur, Tóptarhólmi, Tögl, Þingey, Svartnes, Streitisfles, Stórhólmi, Stapaey, Staðarey, Slúttnes, Skrúður, Skógey, Skipshólmi, Skinney, Skinnalónsey, Setusker, Seley, Sauðey, Sandey, Rótarhólmi, Papey, Ósland, Ósfles, Nýjaland, Nauþolt, Náð, Mikley, Mikley and Málmey etc, the range is smaller.

Traffic and parking regulations

Renting and driving a car is usually easy and effortless, but as in all countries there are many traffic regulations in Iceland you must follow. If you are going to visit and drive in large cities such as Reykjavik, Kopavogur, Hafnarfjordur, Akureyri, Garðabaer, Mosfellsbaer, Akranes, Selfoss, Seltjarnarnes, Vestmannaeyjar, Grindavik, Isafjordur, Sauðarkrokur, prepare yourself for a lot of traffic, especially in rush hour and that it is sometimes difficult to find parking. Try to memorize the most common parking and traffic regulations before you leave to ensure that your car trip is safe, and to avoid trouble with the police.

What to consider when looking for rental cars in Iceland?

If you already have decided to rent a car in Iceland before you leave and want to part as little as possible, you ought to book a car before you leave. First of all, you should try booking your car online. It is often the cheapest, easiest way to look for and compare, and it saves you time. If your car is supposed to be collected at an airport such as Keflavík Reykjavík International Airport, Reykjavik Airport, Akureyri Airport, Vestmannaeyjar Westman Islands Airport, Ísafjörður Airport, Sauðárkrókur Airport, Egilsstaðir Airport and Hornafjordur Airport, you should book before you leave. One search shows many options. When you are looking for a rental car in Iceland, compares, for example, these companies: Fit Car Rental, Ice Rental Cars, National, Firefly, InterRent, Enterprise, Alamo, RAS, Hertz, Thrifty, Avis, Global, Payless, Sixt, Geysir, Faircar, Procar, Mex, Goldcar, Green Motion, Europcar, Route1, Dollar, Orange Car Rental, Budget, Rhodium, Flizzr.

Destinations in Iceland

Compare car rental in regions such as: Rent a Car Cheap Capital, Car Hire Northeast, South, Southern Peninsula, West, East, Northwest and Westfjords. Compare long-term rental for one day, one year, a whole month, week, weekend, or for as many days as you wish in Iceland. Car rental in towns such as: Car Rental Reykjavik, Cheap Car Hire Kopavogur, Hafnarfjordur, Akureyri, Akranes, Sauðarkrokur and Þórshöfn. Compare the number of days you want, whether that be a week, weekend, rent for a day, a year, a whole month or a long-term rental in Iceland. Car rental in airports such as: Rental Cars Reykjavík-Keflavík Airport, Cheap Rental Cars Reykjavik Airport, Akureyri Airport, Vestmannaeyjar Airport, Ísafjörður Airport, Sauðárkrókur Airport, Egilsstaðir Airport, Hornafjörður Airport, Patreksfjordur Airport, Vopnafjörður Airport and Bildudalur Airport.

Frequently asked questions about car rental & renting a car in Iceland

Are there extra charges for drop-off at a different location in Iceland?

Yes, in most cases the car rental agent will charge an extra fee if you wish to return the vehicle at a different location. We will clearly state whether the one-way fee is included in the rental price or what additional cost may arise at the time of booking.

Which costs are included in the rental price?

In the majority of cases the rental price includes collision damage waiver, third party liability protection, tax, airport fee, unlimited mileage and breakdown assistance. Please note that the costs included may vary depending on the car rental agent and destination. The car rental agent may also choose to ask you for a deposit or excess at the rental desk in Iceland. Make sure to check the rental conditions at the time of booking.

How can I find car rentals near me in in Iceland?

Do a search for the city, island or airport closest to you in Iceland. A search for country or e.g. island in Iceland lists the largest airports. Then take a look at our map of car rental companies to find the best rental cars near you.

What are the best rental car companies in Iceland?

Based on ratings and reviews on, the best car rental companies in Iceland are Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Budget and Sixt.

Where can I purchase car rental insurance in Iceland?

We recommend purchasing the damage refund insurance at the time of booking. Our insurance partners offer a complete damage refund insurance package which is up to 50% cheaper than what you would pay at the rental supplier’s desk. The insurance cost and conditions will be displayed at the time of booking.

How much do you charge for excess in Iceland?

The excess amount depends on the car rental agent and the rented vehicle and it will be refunded within 10-28 days after the rental if there has been no damage. Cartrawler offer damage refund insurance in association with our insurance partners, which will allow you to claim for reimbursement in the event that you have been charged for collision damage or theft. This damage refund insurance can be purchased at the time of booking.

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

Most car rental agents have a minimum age limit of 21 years for rentals. However, requirements may vary depending on the car rental agent and destination country. Please note that there may be additional charges if the main driver is under 25 or over 75 years old to cover the extra insurance cost. Any additional fee will be mentioned at the time of booking under summary of charges before you confirm the reservation.

Which optional extras are available in Iceland?

The availability of optional extras depends on the car rental agent and even if they are booked online they are not guaranteed. The following extras can be booked online: Additional driver, Booster seat, Child toddler seat, Infant child seat, GPS – Satellite Navigational System, Ski Rack, Snow Chain Set, Snow Tyres, Wi-Fi Access, Luggage / Roof Rack. Please note that most of the optional extras are not included in the rental price and can be purchased at the time of booking or at the rental desk in Iceland. The cost of the optional extras are displayed at time of booking in the Rental Conditions.

Can I book without a credit card in Iceland?

Yes. You can make a booking without a credit card. Note that, even if you choose to pay by debit card, you will have to provide a valid credit card in the driver’s name at the time of pick-up since the rental agent requires a credit card from which to take the rental deposit. Credit cards accepted for pick-up are MasterCard, Visa, and in some cases American Express.

Which documents do I need to bring to the rental desk in Iceland?

The rental voucher we will send you as part of the booking confirmation contains all documents required at the time of pick-up in Iceland. In most cases, in order to release the reserved vehicle, you need to bring: Credit card in the name of the driver. Credit cards accepted for pick-up are MasterCard, Visa, and in some cases, American Express. Please consult your Booking Confirmation for list of accepted Credit Cards. Driving licence. Please note that only a full licence held for minimum of 1 year with no major endorsements will be accepted. Read more about requirements for driving licence. Booking voucher. This will be sent to you within 48 hours after booking and must be printed out. Any other forms of identification requested by the car rental agent in their terms and conditions. Details can be found on your rental voucher.

Which additional charges could apply?

Please note that each car rental agent in Iceland has its own policy on additional charges which will be clearly stated in the rental conditions at the time of booking. Generally, additional charges may be applied for: out-of-hours pick-up/drop-off, border crossing, one-way rentals, young drivers or senior drivers and winter tyres. Any additional charges will need to be paid directly at the rental desk in the local currency.

What are the most popular car rental locations in Iceland?

Based on searches on, the most popular cities to rent a car in Iceland are Reykjavik, Kopavogur, Hafnarfjordur, Akureyri, Akranes, Sauðarkrokur and Þórshöfn.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Iceland?

In the past 14 days, the cheapest rental cars were found on at Fit Car Rental, Ice Rental Cars, Orange Car Rental, Route1, Procar, Geysir, Faircar and RAS.

Car rental companies we compare in Iceland

To find the best price for a car, compares, among others, the following companies; Route1, Ice Rental Cars, Enterprise, Thrifty, Dollar, Fit Car Rental, Goldcar, Mex, Budget, Procar, Orange Car Rental, InterRent, Hertz, Sixt, Payless, Rhodium, Firefly, Alamo, Geysir, Europcar, Flizzr, Global, Faircar, National, Green Motion, Avis and RAS in Iceland.

Car Hire & Rent a Car Iceland Customer Reviews & Feedback