Car Hire in Iceland

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Reykjavik, Iceland
8 Jul — 15 Jul
Same drop-off
Reykjavik, Iceland
Fri 8/7
Noon
Fri 15/7
Noon
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Best deals found for Iceland car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in Iceland
Toyota Fortuner
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£49/day

29 Sep - 6 Oct
Toyota Fortuner
Daihatsu Sirion
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£49/day

5 Sep - 12 Sep
Daihatsu Sirion
Land Rover Defender
or similar Premium SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£186/day

28 Aug - 9 Sep
Land Rover Defender
Nissan Kicks
or similar Standard SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£53/day

29 Sep - 7 Oct
Nissan Kicks
Toyota Rush
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

£48/day

29 Sep - 6 Oct
Toyota Rush
Daihatsu Sirion
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£42/day

29 Sep - 6 Oct
Daihatsu Sirion
Toyota Fortuner
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£48/day

29 Sep - 6 Oct
Toyota Fortuner
Hyundai Accent
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£69/day

1 Oct - 4 Oct
Hyundai Accent
Daihatsu Sirion
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£54/day

29 Sep - 7 Oct
Daihatsu Sirion

Iceland car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Iceland that's right for you

Small cars

£28 - £107

All Car Types

£60 - £182

The average price of a Small hire in Iceland is £52. The cheapest time to hire a Small in Iceland is in November. The price is 47% lower than the rest of the year at just £28 per day. A Small car hire is typically 50% less expensive than the average car hire in Iceland. The average price of a car hire in Iceland can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Iceland Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium hire in Iceland is £73. The cheapest time to hire a Medium in Iceland is in January. The price is 41% lower than the rest of the year at just £44 per day. A Medium car hire is typically 29% less expensive than the average car hire in Iceland. The average price of a car hire in Iceland can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Iceland Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large hire in Iceland is £111. The cheapest time to hire a Large in Iceland is in November. The price is 50% lower than the rest of the year at just £56 per day. A Large car hire is typically 8% more expensive than the average car hire in Iceland. The average price of a car hire in Iceland can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a SUV hire in Iceland is £71. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Iceland is in November. The price is 41% lower than the rest of the year at just £43 per day. A SUV car hire is typically 31% less expensive than the average car hire in Iceland. The average price of a car hire in Iceland can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Iceland SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van hire in Iceland is £140. The cheapest time to hire a Van in Iceland is in November. The price is 47% lower than the rest of the year at just £75 per day. A Van car hire is typically 27% more expensive than the average car hire in Iceland. The average price of a car hire in Iceland can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Iceland Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Luxury hire in Iceland is £175. The cheapest time to hire a Luxury in Iceland is in January. The price is 46% lower than the rest of the year at just £96 per day. A Luxury car hire is typically 41% more expensive than the average car hire in Iceland. The average price of a car hire in Iceland can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Daihatsu Sirion
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£49/day

5 Sep - 12 Sep
Daihatsu Sirion
Fiat 500
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

£38/day

29 Sep - 7 Oct
Fiat 500
Daihatsu Sirion
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£42/day

29 Sep - 6 Oct
Daihatsu Sirion

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in Iceland

Nearby attractions:

Reykjanesviti12.1 mi
Thingvellir National Park48.6 mi
Geysir72.9 mi
Gullfoss78.4 mi
Hekla88.0 mi

Nearby attractions:

Thingvellir National Park26.2 mi
Reykjanesviti31.7 mi
Geysir50.7 mi
Gullfoss56.3 mi
Hekla68.4 mi

Nearby attractions:

Vatnajökull80.7 mi
Icelandic Seal Center Museum84.2 mi
Gullfoss109.7 mi
Geysir113.5 mi
Skafkatell National Park117.7 mi

Iceland car hire information

Iceland is a country with extreme weather, so you need to be careful with your car hire in order to have the best experience. When you rent a car and take to the countryside, weather warnings are not to be ignored and could be crucial to your safety, especially in winter. Stick to the speed limit of 55 mph on highways, 50 mph on rural roads and 30 mph in any cities or small towns and be sure to buckle up in the front and rear of the car. One thing you will notice when you hire a car in Iceland is that roads do not have conventional shoulders to pull over on. You will need to wait until you see a designated area to stop before you get out to snap a pic or take a break. Stopping on the side of the road outside the designated area is very dangerous and against the law throughout much of Iceland. Make sure your petrol tank is always full because you may go quite a distance without seeing a place to fill up. Keep your distance from the car in front of you in case you skid on the ice, and speak to your car rental company about add-ons such as Sat Nav and car seats for children if need be.

Car rental in Iceland will not require an International Driving Permit if you are coming over from the UK. You can use your UK or EU license for rental cars as long as you have been driving for longer than a year. Make sure you bring along your passport, credit card and any other documentation you supplied if you made an online booking.

Iceland’s tourism market has grown quite substantially in recent years, which has led to an increase in traffic congestion, notably around the world-famous Ring Road, which is a scenic route around the country popular for road trips. There are parts of the Ring Road that show high traffic congestion from time to time, mostly due to bad tourist driving and lack of understanding of the no stopping rule. Other roads that show congestion problems include the Hellisheiði road in south Iceland which connects the capital of Reykjavík to Hveragerði as well as Iceland’s south coast. Another busy road for traffic is the Víkurskarð road which runs between Húsavík and Akureyri in North Iceland.

Iceland, as seen on a road trip in a rental car, is an unforgettable adventure. The Ring Road is the most popular scenic route in the country and stretches for a very long area in a circle around the island. If you decide to complete the whole Ring Road in your car hire, it would be best experienced in shorter bursts to allow for stops and exploration along the way. There are many other shorter trips that you can enjoy too such as the Kjölur Highland Road which requires a 4x4 rental car and runs through remote countryside. It covers volcanic landscape through the centre of the island with the Langjökull and Hofsjökull glaciers along the way. The Golden Circle is about a day’s drive that starts from Reykjavik and covers quite long distance of beautiful Icelandic landmarks in a short period of time. Getting the best car rental comparison is easy in Iceland, putting you in the driver's seat of your adventure.


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Car hire in Iceland

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in Iceland so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

At the moment, the cheapest car hire agency in Iceland is Alamo, through whom users can find deals for as low as £31 per day. Users who book a rental car with Alamo tend to find prices that are lower than the £105 per day national average. Keep in mind that prices may vary depending on where you are renting, how many days you hire for, and the type of car you choose.

If you plan on travelling to Iceland and hiring a car, then keep in mind that Sunnycars is the car rental agency with the most locations. You are likely to find one of their 22 country-wide locations either at your destination airport or somewhere in the city centre. Not sure what city you want to visit but know that you want to hire a car from Sunnycars? Reykjavik is the most popular city to visit in Iceland, with 6 Sunnycars car rental locations.

People drive on the right in Iceland. If you are travelling to Iceland from a country that drives on the opposite side of the road, then this may take some getting used to, especially if you intend to hire a car during your stay.

Out of 137 countries, Iceland ranked 38 for road quality. On a scale of 1 to 7, where 7 is the highest score, Iceland scored 4.8 for their road quality. The quality of the roads within the country may vary based on where you visit and the weather.

The BAC limit is 2.38 mg/l in Iceland - this applies to both visitors and residents. Your BAC level is a measurement of the percentage of alcohol in your bloodstream. This information is used to determine how inebriated an individual is. Driving a vehicle with a BAC higher than 2.38 mg/l is against the law in Iceland and you will be deemed as ‘driving under the influence’. Be aware that 20 is the legal drinking age in Iceland, and there are strict laws that prohibit drivers under this age from drink driving.

When it comes to hiring a car in Iceland, travellers prefer to rent a Mini. In fact, 22% of our momondo users rented this type of car in the past 30 days and paid an average of £24 per day.

Petrol in Iceland costs £2.18 per litre as of last week. If you plan on hiring a car in Iceland, then set aside a budget for the cost of petrol based on how much driving you imagine doing. In contrast, Algeria currently has the lowest average petrol prices at £0.27 per litre. You should also consider visiting Hong Kong, though here you will find the most expensive average petrol prices at £2.47 per litre.


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Why use momondo?

Using momondo to book a car hire in Iceland could save you time and money. momondo searches thousands of car hire websites and locations to provide you with a wide selection of options and cars to choose from.

By the use of filters, momondo makes finding a great car hire in Iceland easier. Whether it is price, car type, amenities or policies, momondo allows you to refine your search with these and more filters to find the best deal for you.

Yes, momondo allows you to filter specifically for car hire companies in Iceland offering free cancellation.

Fair fuel policies are specifically available to select on momondo, allowing you to refine your search for car hire in Iceland.

Yes, momondo can show you specific deals which include enhanced cleaning on car hire in Iceland.

Unlimited mileage is indeed an option momondo offers on car hire in Iceland.


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