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 Iceland Car Rental Mini Guide

Iceland has a reputation for being a very expensive country to visit, however hiring a car doesn't have to break the bank. Relative to other travel costs such as hotels and public transport, hiring a car in Iceland represents great value. Prices starting from around £15 per day for an economy class rental car in Iceland, there's no reason not to get behind the wheel and take to the roads in Iceland in a hire car. Local car rental agents offer great value, whilst leading international car hire companies such as Hertz, Europcar and Avis are all well represented in Iceland with offices at the main airports and town centre location.

Most people collect car hire in Iceland from:

Other car hire locations in Iceland:

  • Akureyri
  • Egilsstadir Airport
  • Hofn Airport
  • Isafjordur Airport
  • Keflavik Airport
  • Reykjavik
  • Reykjavik Airport
  • Saudarkrokur Airport
  • Vestmannaeyjar Airport

Cheapest car hire in Iceland

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 69.00 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 483.00 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 72.57 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 508.00 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 72.57 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 508.00 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 83.14 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 582.00 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  No

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 87.57 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 613.00 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  No

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 87.57 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 613.00 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  No

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 90.85 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 636.00 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 109.00 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 763.00 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 109.71 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 768.00 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  No

Hyundai i30

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 91.28 EUR/day
Hyundai i30

7 Days rental at 639.00 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i30

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 96.00 EUR/day
Hyundai i30

7 Days rental at 672.00 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i30

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 96.00 EUR/day
Hyundai i30

7 Days rental at 672.00 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i30

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 104.00 EUR/day
Hyundai i30

7 Days rental at 728.00 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai i30

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 109.42 EUR/day
Hyundai i30

7 Days rental at 766.00 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai i30

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 109.42 EUR/day
Hyundai i30

7 Days rental at 766.00 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai i30

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 135.71 EUR/day
Hyundai i30

7 Days rental at 950.00 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Dacia Duster

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 136.85 EUR/day
Dacia Duster

7 Days rental at 958.00 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i30

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 142.85 EUR/day
Hyundai i30

7 Days rental at 1000.00 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i20

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 81.85 EUR/day
Hyundai i20

7 Days rental at 573.00 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Hyundai i20

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 86.14 EUR/day
Hyundai i20

7 Days rental at 603.00 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Hyundai i20

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 86.14 EUR/day
Hyundai i20

7 Days rental at 603.00 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Hyundai i20

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 89.00 EUR/day
Hyundai i20

7 Days rental at 623.00 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  No

Hyundai i20

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 93.57 EUR/day
Hyundai i20

7 Days rental at 655.00 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  No

Hyundai i20

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 93.57 EUR/day
Hyundai i20

7 Days rental at 655.00 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  No

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 108.00 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 756.00 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 117.42 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 822.00 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  No

Hyundai i20

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 118.42 EUR/day
Hyundai i20

7 Days rental at 829.00 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Kia Sorento

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 289.75 EUR/day
Kia Sorento

7 Days rental at 2028.29 EUR from 22/08/2022

  6 |
  Automatic |
  No

Mitsubishi Outlander

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 289.84 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Outlander

7 Days rental at 2028.90 EUR from 22/08/2022

  6 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Land Cruiser

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 304.24 EUR/day
Toyota Land Cruiser

7 Days rental at 2129.72 EUR from 22/08/2022

  6 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Sorento

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 304.33 EUR/day
Kia Sorento

7 Days rental at 2130.36 EUR from 22/08/2022

  6 |
  Automatic |
  No

Kia Sorento

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 330.54 EUR/day
Kia Sorento

7 Days rental at 2313.83 EUR from 22/08/2022

  6 |
  Automatic |
  No

Mitsubishi Outlander

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 339.72 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Outlander

7 Days rental at 2378.08 EUR from 22/08/2022

  6 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Outlander

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 339.72 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Outlander

7 Days rental at 2378.08 EUR from 22/08/2022

  6 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Outlander

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 339.72 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Outlander

7 Days rental at 2378.08 EUR from 22/08/2022

  6 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Outlander

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 339.72 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Outlander

7 Days rental at 2378.08 EUR from 22/08/2022

  6 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Dacia Duster

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 150.77 EUR/day
Dacia Duster

7 Days rental at 1055.44 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  No

Dacia Duster

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 159.91 EUR/day
Dacia Duster

7 Days rental at 1119.41 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  No

Toyota Rav4

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 167.53 EUR/day
Toyota Rav4

7 Days rental at 1172.73 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Dacia Duster

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 168.78 EUR/day
Dacia Duster

7 Days rental at 1181.52 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  No

Nissan Qashqai

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 169.22 EUR/day
Nissan Qashqai

7 Days rental at 1184.58 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Skoda Octavia

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 172.37 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia

7 Days rental at 1206.59 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Hilux Double

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 174.13 EUR/day
Toyota Hilux Double

7 Days rental at 1218.91 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  No

Toyota Rav4

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 177.68 EUR/day
Toyota Rav4

7 Days rental at 1243.80 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Octavia Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 178.45 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia Estate

7 Days rental at 1249.17 EUR from 22/08/2022

  5 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Caddy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 377.00 EUR/day
Volkswagen Caddy

7 Days rental at 2639.01 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  No

Volkswagen Caddy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 377.00 EUR/day
Volkswagen Caddy

7 Days rental at 2639.01 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  No

Volkswagen Caddy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 377.00 EUR/day
Volkswagen Caddy

7 Days rental at 2639.01 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  No

Volkswagen Caddy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 377.00 EUR/day
Volkswagen Caddy

7 Days rental at 2639.01 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  No

Volkswagen Caddy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 377.00 EUR/day
Volkswagen Caddy

7 Days rental at 2639.01 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  No

Volkswagen Caddy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 377.00 EUR/day
Volkswagen Caddy

7 Days rental at 2639.01 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  No

Volkswagen Caddy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 381.27 EUR/day
Volkswagen Caddy

7 Days rental at 2668.89 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  No

Volkswagen Caddy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 381.27 EUR/day
Volkswagen Caddy

7 Days rental at 2668.89 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  No

Volkswagen Caddy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 381.27 EUR/day
Volkswagen Caddy

7 Days rental at 2668.89 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  No

Top tips when hiring a car in Iceland

  • Off road driving where not marked or signed is forbidden in Iceland
  • Drive on the right-hand side of the road in Iceland, take extra care on narrow roads with passing places
  • Check weather conditions and forecasts before planning any journey and heed warnings, the weather can change very quickly and road conditions can deteriorate quickly
  • Hiring a car in Iceland doesn't need to be expensive, compare deals for the best value
 

Popular car hire destinations in Iceland

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Iceland

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    80kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    90kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    ISK  295.21/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    ISK

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in Iceland

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Budget
6
8.1/10
135
€ 69.00
€ 91.28
€ 188.57
 Alamo
2
8.0/10
58
€ 160.76
€ 150.77
€ 191.35
 Geysir
1
7.9/10
7
€ 231.88
 Europcar
13
7.4/10
462
€ 275.57
€ 220.00
€ 234.85
 Hertz
7
7.3/10
156
€ 207.93
€ 256.89
€ 279.75
€ 525.58
 Ice rental cars
2
5.3/10
63
€ 177.03
€ 199.48
€ 225.13
€ 289.66
 Faircar
2
4.1/10
72
€ 180.96
€ 237.09
€ 234.92

Car rental agent statistics in Iceland

  • 8.3/10
    Highest rated agent:
    BUDGET
  • 4.1/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    FAIRCAR
  • 953
    Total number of reviews in
    Iceland
  • 12
    Most Locations in Iceland:
    EUROPCAR
  • 14
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 22
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Iceland

ItemPercent
January€ 165
February€ 139
March€ 80
April€ 75
May€ 84
June€ 125
July€ 174
August€ 161
September€ 98
October€ 89
November€ 108
December€ 209
ItemPercent
January€ 69
February€ 102
March€ 66
April€ 60
May€ 73
June€ 110
July€ 170
August€ 150
September€ 98
October€ 98
November€ 193
December€ 148
ItemPercent
January€ 169
February€ 189
March€ 171
April€ 172
May€ 186
June€ 336
July€ 449
August€ 307
September€ 224
October€ 234
November€ 355
December€ 176
ItemPercent
January€ 111
February€ 112
March€ 105
April€ 102
May€ 116
June€ 177
July€ 217
August€ 218
September€ 137
October€ 126
November€ 168
December€ 126
ItemPercent
January€ 247
February€ 280
March€ 236
April€ 232
May€ 253
June€ 336
July€ 408
August€ 399
September€ 265
October€ 258
November€ 268
December€ 228
ItemPercent
January€ 120
February€ 117
March€ 65
April€ 58
May€ 71
June€ 115
July€ 144
August€ 134
September€ 85
October€ 76
November€ 138
December€ 112
ItemPercent
January€ 183
February€ 192
March€ 176
April€ 178
May€ 182
June€ 307
July€ 538
August€ 409
September€ 309
October€ 341
November€ 416
December€ 178
ItemPercent
January€ 203
February€ 98
March€ 102
April€ 90
May€ 92
June€ 140
July€ 188
August€ 166
September€ 111
October€ 98
November€ 94
December€ 174

Select category to see average car hire prices in Iceland

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Iceland

DieselUnleaded
Jun , 2022

€ 2.30

€ 2.36

May , 2022

€ 2.22

€ 2.22

Apr , 2022

€ 2.11

€ 2.10

Mar , 2022

€ 2.06

€ 2.06

Feb , 2022

€ 1.87

€ 1.97

Jan , 2022

€ 1.81

€ 1.89

Dec , 2021

€ 1.67

€ 1.76

Nov , 2021

€ 1.69

€ 1.79

Oct , 2021

€ 1.66

€ 1.76

Sep , 2021

€ 1.59

€ 1.69

Aug , 2021

€ 1.55

€ 1.67

Jul , 2021

€ 1.55

€ 1.66

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun , 2022 2.30 2.36
May , 2022 2.22 2.22
Apr , 2022 2.11 2.10
Mar , 2022 2.06 2.06
Feb , 2022 1.87 1.97
Jan , 2022 1.81 1.89
Dec , 2021 1.67 1.76
Nov , 2021 1.69 1.79
Oct , 2021 1.66 1.76
Sep , 2021 1.59 1.69
Aug , 2021 1.55 1.67
Jul , 2021 1.55 1.66

Car rental price statistics in Iceland

  • € 483.00
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 1361.81
    Highest daily price:
    Volkswagen Caravelle
  • 603
    Total cars available
     
  • 46
    Most popular model:
    Volkswagen Golf
  • 173
    Location with most cars:
    Reykjavik - Keflavik International Airport
  • € 69.0 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    BUDGET - Akureyri

FAQs about car hire in Iceland

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

Car hire in Iceland starts from just €69.00 per day for a (mini) class car from Budget. The average price to hire a car in Iceland is just €342.10 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Iceland is a Volkswagen Caravelle car for a (standard) class from Surprice costing €1361.80 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Iceland?

We often have special offers on car hire in Iceland including free additional drivers, for example, is offering free additional driver and express check-in at for €0.00 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Iceland?

Car hire prices in Iceland are kept low thanks to the 16 car hire companies across the country. With over 17 car hire locations and 5,492 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Iceland.

Who is the best car hire company in Iceland?

Based on over 953 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Iceland Is Europcar who score on average 7.4/10 across all locations in Iceland.

What is the most popular car hire location in Iceland?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Iceland is Reykjavik - Keflavik International Airport with 15 car hire companies and 173 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Iceland?

Current fuel prices in Iceland are €2.358/ltr for petrol and €2.298/ltr for diesel as of 6 June 2022, it’ll cost on average €94 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €92 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Iceland?

Speed limits in Iceland are in km/h and are generally 50 km/h on urban roads, 80 km/h on rural roads and 90 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Iceland?

Budget is the cheapest car hire company in Iceland offering a (mini) class car such as the Hyundai i10 for as little as €483.00 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Iceland?

The most popular car hire category in Iceland is the Suzuki Vitara available from 6 car hire companies in over 15 locations.

Is it safe to drive in Iceland?

Iceland is a terrific country to visit with so many things to see and do as well as a huge variety of natural wonders to be inspired by such as bubbling mud pools, geysers spurting into the sky, twinkling glaciers and the famous aurora lights.

Organising a hire car in Iceland in advance is a great way to see what the Island has to offer. Following the rules of the road and local guidance / advice is important to staying safe when driving in Iceland. All rental cars in Iceland are fitted with suitable winter tyres to ensure safe passage around the road network. Taking care and treating the roads and weather conditions with respect is important when driving in Iceland.

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Car Hire Akureyri
€39.8
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €39.8 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €53.7 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €50.2 per day
Car Hire Isafjordur Airport
€67.8
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €67.8 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €94.3 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €73.0 per day
Car Hire Keflavik Airport
€32.8
 
 
Mini 3 4 2 from €32.8 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €42.5 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €43.5 per day
Car Hire Reykjavik
€36.4
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €36.4 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €50.2 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €46.8 per day