Best Keflavik Airport Car Rentals

Start your journey from Keflavik International Airport by renting a car in Keflavik. Whether you’re taking a camper van around the Ring Road, driving a 4x4 to the Highlands, or anything in between, we’ve got a vehicle to suit your needs.

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4X4 Suzuki  Grand Vitara Automatic + Roof Top Tent 2015
55 reviews

4X4 Suzuki Grand Vitara Automatic + Roof Top Tent 2015

Mini camper
Seats 4 people
Large bags
4 bags
Ford Escape 4x4 Automatic 2017
144 reviews

Ford Escape 4x4 Automatic 2017

Jeep / SUV
Seats 5 people
Large bags
4 bags
Nissan NV 200  2018
11 reviews

Nissan NV 200 2018

Camper van
Seats 2 people
Large bags
2 bags

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Christoph Messal

Christoph Messal

29/01/2023, 07:06
Review of Blue Car Rental

Everything was oerfect, as always :-)



28/01/2023, 00:18
Review of A Car Rental

너무 친절하고 디테일한 설명과 유연한 리턴, 그리고 무엇보다 최신 차량으로 안전하게 다닐 수 있다는 게 장점입니다

Arun Sivan

Arun Sivan

27/01/2023, 02:20
Review of Ring Car Rental

I had a great experience. Had to wait a bit longer than more mainstream rental car companies, and their shuttle is not as regular as the mainstream. However, they come to pick you up at the time that you put in, and I was early, so can't really complain. I called them and they sent a shuttle as soon as they could. I would much rather pay a smaller company like Ring a bit more, than give a giant corporation my money.

Armand Ducourret

Armand Ducourret

25/01/2023, 06:05
Review of Ring Car Rental

The service was perfect. (answers to emails, shuttle to airport, quick car inspection). Less than 45 minutes after our arrival at the airport we where on the road.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I rent a car upon arrival at Keflavik International Airport?

You can hire a rental car directly at Keflavik International Airport (KEF Airport), but we recommend booking a car on our website in advance. Doing so will give you cheaper options and a more comprehensive selection of available vehicles. Some car rentals may be fully booked during the high season, such as summer or Christmas. Therefore, booking ahead of time can give you an advantage.

What are the benefits of renting a car at Keflavik Airport in Iceland?

Many car rentals in Iceland are based at Keflavik International Airport, Iceland’s largest airport, which is a 40-minute drive away from Reykjavik city center. You can pick up your rental vehicle 24 hours a day at the airport, so it should be ready on arrival.

Keflavik Airport car rentals are a convenient way to have your rental car for your entire stay in Iceland. Picking up and dropping off your rental at the airport gives you the freedom to go where you want from the moment you land in the country. Some providers allow you to pick up your rental car in Keflavik and return it in Reykjavik or vice versa.

Can I pick up the car at my accommodation near the airport?

While some rental companies offer pick-up at a specific Keflavik address, most require you to make your way to their office or the airport arrivals hall for pick-up. Please note that public transport options near the area can be limited.

Can I pick up and drop off my car at any time at Keflavik Airport?

Most car rental companies near the airport are open 24/7. You can select your desired pick-up and drop-off times in our booking widget. Please note that outside office hours, pick-up and drop-off instructions can differ, and you may incur additional charges.

What sort of car should I rent for traveling in Iceland?

We have a wide selection of rental cars for you to choose from and pick up at Keflavik Airport, depending on what you need. If you're traveling during the summer months and will mainly stick to paved roads like the Ring Road, renting a small car in Iceland should be sufficient for your travels.

However, if you're visiting during the winter, it would be better to rent a 4x4 vehicle in case you need to traverse through the snow.

If you're looking to bring your accommodation wherever you go, renting a camper van in Iceland is a top choice for travelers offering the ultimate convenience in summer.

Whether you’re looking for a small vehicle with the lowest rental prices or need one of our specialty vehicles, our complete car rental search engine will help you find the best option to meet your needs.

What sort of tires do rental cars in Iceland have?

In summer, all cars rented in Keflavik will have standard summer-appropriate tires. In winter (after November 1st), they will have studded winter tires suited for winter traveling.

Is it better to rent a car from Keflavik Airport or Reykjavik city?

We recommend renting a car directly at the airport, as it can be cheaper and rental offices near the airport have longer opening hours. If you rent a car from the capital, you must book an airport transfer to Reykjavik to pick up your vehicle.

How do I pick up my car at Keflavik airport in Iceland?

Depending on the company, car rentals in Keflavik have different procedures for pick-up or drop-off. Please find more details on your electronic voucher and contact the rental company if you need further information. You can find their contact details at the top of your voucher.

Please note that the car won’t be at the airport, but you’ll need to pick it up from the company’s nearby rental office. Some car rentals have a representative greet you in the arrival hall, while others require you to take a shuttle from the allocated pick-up location outside the arrival hall.

Which places near Keflavik Airport in Iceland can I go to on my rental car?

If you have a few hours, you can visit the beautiful Reykjanes peninsula or soak in the warm geothermal waters of the famous Blue Lagoon spa. It will only take about 15-20 minutes to drive from Keflavik airport to the Blue Lagoon, making it a perfect pit stop on your way to Reykjavik.

Can I pick up my rental car directly from my hotel in Keflavik?

Yes, although most visitors opt for airport pick-up as soon as they arrive in Iceland. Most car rental companies also allow customers to pick up their rental cars within the town of Keflavik.

Depending on the company, this option may be free, or you must prepare for a small additional cost. Keep in mind that Keflavik is within the municipality of Reykjanesbaer.

How do I locate my car rental company upon arrival at Keflavik airport in Iceland?

Depending on the rental company, you’ll either have a representative waiting for you in the Keflavik airport arrival hall. Or, you’ll need to follow the sign in the arrival hall listing all rental companies that provide an airport shuttle service in Iceland.

What is the difference between renting a camping van or a car with a rooftop tent in Iceland?

A camping van is a converted moving van with space to sleep comfortably inside. The rooftop tent vehicles have a foldable tent on the top of the car, accessible by a ladder. The rooftop tent is closer to regular camping, while the vans are more in the line of a small motorhome. In both cases, you must park your rental van at a designated camping area overnight.

Which rental cars are well-equipped to drive in the Icelandic Highlands?

Most rental cars in the 4x4 vehicle category are suitable to travel in the Highlands of Iceland. In some cases, cars will have a specific listing if there are certain highland roads they’re not suited to driving. Remember that most mountain roads (F roads) are closed during winter.

Please note that driving a car not marked for highland travel will void any insurance you might have purchased. You will then be liable for your rental car’s undercarriage or suspension damage.

Can I drop off the rental car I hired in Keflavik at another location?

Depending on the car rental company, there are various drop-off locations for your rental car, even if you picked it up in Keflavik. Carefully read the car rental page description to see if the car rental company has other locations outside Keflavik, such as Reykjavik airport.