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4x4 Jeeps & SUVs in Iceland

Hire a 4x4 rental in Iceland for comfortable travel to get you to the country's most remote places. Access mountain roads in the Highlands during your Iceland road trip and enjoy driving to Iceland's amazing natural wonde. Find excellent car deals in Iceland's largest marketplace of travel products.

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Ford Escape 4x4 Automatic 2017
4.5
144 reviews

Ford Escape 4x4 Automatic 2017

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Jeep / SUV
People
Seats 5 people
Large bags
4 bags
Transmission
Automatic
Dacia Duster 4x4  2018
4.0
295 reviews

Dacia Duster 4x4 2018

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Jeep / SUV
People
Seats 5 people
Large bags
4 bags
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Manual
Suzuki Grand Vitara Automatic 2018
4.0
295 reviews

Suzuki Grand Vitara Automatic 2018

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Jeep / SUV
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Seats 5 people
Large bags
3 bags
Transmission
Automatic

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Maria Diakonova

Maria Diakonova

Amazing!
19/01/2023, 16:09
Review of A Car Rental

Very friendly and helpful service. We wish Ivar all the best and good luck in his service. We strongly recommend to use his car rent company.

Felipe Chen

Felipe Chen

Amazing!
18/01/2023, 19:51
Review of Go Car Rental

Great experience overall! The pickup and drop off of the vehicle were pretty smooth. There is enough space on the back to perfectly store two luggage. The vehicle also comes with a shovel to help remove the snow, very helpful.

Junhyung Lee

Junhyung Lee

Amazing!
18/01/2023, 16:46
Review of Blue Car Rental

I received Hyundai Tucson, not the Toyota rav4 I chose. I was a little disappointed it but they were of the same size SUV anyway and had similar features. Company and employees were nice. Would recommend.

Masaki T

Masaki T

Amazing!
16/01/2023, 15:12
Review of Ring Car Rental

Very sturdy car and reasonable fuel consumption considering the weather conditions. The staff are very responsive and professional !

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Frequently asked questions

Why should I rent a 4WD in Iceland?

If you wish to visit the Highlands in summer, you will need a four-wheel-drive vehicle. In the winter season, a 4WD is a safer option than a 2WD, no matter whether you're traveling on normal roads in the city or further afield. This is due to the ever-changing nature of Icelandic weather, such as snowstorms or icy road conditions.

What sort of cars are considered 4x4 or SUV’s?

This category covers larger vehicle models such as Toyota Rav4, Land Rover Defender, and Suzuki Vitara and thus is better suited for more passengers. While some options within this category are 2WD vehicles, others come with 4WD. All vehicles are elevated, making them an ideal choice for traveling on snow or gravel.

Are 4x4 vehicles suitable for driving around Iceland in all seasons?

Yes, vehicles within this category are suitable whether you're traveling in the warm summer or in the cold winter months.

Do 4x4 vehicles in Iceland have tire chains?

No, it is illegal for vehicles to have tire chains in Iceland. However, after November 1st, all rental vehicles in Iceland are provided with studded winter tires.

Can I go into the highlands in this type of car?

Some vehicles within this category are suitable for traveling in the Highlands, while others are not. Each listed vehicle is marked specifically to show whether it can travel on Highland roads. Understand that taking an unsuitable vehicle into the highlands will likely void any purchased insurance and make you liable to pay for a damaged undercarriage or suspension.

Do I need a 4WD in winter?

While not mandatory, we highly recommend renting a 4-wheel-drive vehicle if you travel to Iceland between October and March. Even if you stay on main roads, it’s safer than a smaller and lighter 2WD with lesser capabilities.

Can I pick up my 4x4 vehicle at the airport in Iceland?

Yes, many rental providers are at Keflavik airport (KEF Airport) and Reykjavik airport, where you can pick up your four-wheel-drive vehicle.

Are 4x4 vehicles suitable for a self-drive tour in Iceland?

Yes, a self-drive tour is a great way to have a 4x4 adventure in Iceland’s countryside, whether in summer or winter. Your accommodation and activities in different regions of the country are prebooked on self-drive tours. All you have to worry about is driving from place to place in your four-wheel-drive vehicle.

Can 4x4 vehicles drive on Iceland's F roads?

Yes, the only way to drive on Iceland's F roads (the F stands for "Fjall," the Icelandic word for mountain) is on a 4WD or AWD vehicle. These roads can be found in Iceland's remote Highlands and are closed off during winter.

What are the most popular 4WD vehicles and SUVs to rent in Iceland?

Dacia Duster and Suzuki Jimny are our most popular smaller-sized 4x4 vehicles. For medium-sized 4x4 vehicles, the Toyota Rav4 and Kia Sportage are the most popular. The Toyota Land Cruiser is the most popular SUV among our customers. All these vehicles handle well on snow and can drive on Iceland's gravel roads.

What is included in my 4x4 rental in Iceland?

Each independent rental has a different setup, so please read the description carefully and go over the ‘included’ section before finalizing the booking. It is common for the rental company to include additional insurance or GPS devices.

All cars come with unlimited mileage and CDW insurance, in line with the law in Iceland. The CDW insurance covers damages the renter might cause to other vehicles and items. It also provides compensation for harm to individuals but does not cover damages to the rental vehicle.