Iceland car rentals

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12 Jul — 19 Jul
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Search hundreds of rental car sites at once for car rental deals in Iceland

Cheap car rentals in Iceland

EconomyC$ 54/day
CompactC$ 82/day
IntermediateC$ 150/day
SUVC$ 528/day
Full-size SUVC$ 222/day
MiniC$ 49/day
Passenger VanC$ 158/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 57/day
Compact SUVC$ 62/day
Standard SUVC$ 69/day
Compact station wagonC$ 88/day
Intermediate station wagonC$ 213/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Car rental directory

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Iceland

    14 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Iceland

    11 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Iceland

    9 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Iceland

    6 Locations

  • icerental4x4

    Ice Rental 4x4 car rental locations in Iceland

    6 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Iceland

    5 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in Iceland

    5 Locations

  • faircar

    Fair Car car rental locations in Iceland

    5 Locations

  • geysir

    Geysir Car Rental car rental locations in Iceland

    5 Locations

  • global

    Global Rent A Car car rental locations in Iceland

    5 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Iceland

    5 Locations

  • icerentalcars

    Ice Rental Cars car rental locations in Iceland

    4 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Fair Car

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

C$ 164/day

Good deal

C$ 125/day

When to book a rental car in Iceland

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting 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.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Iceland for C$ 125 or less
  • Book your rental car in Iceland at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Iceland are around 14% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Iceland are around 5% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Iceland

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