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Start your journey from Keflavik International Airport by renting a car in Keflavik. Whether you're going to the Golden Circle or the Highlands, we’ve got the vehicle you need.
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4X4 Suzuki  Grand Vitara Automatic + Roof Top Tent 2015
4.8
58 reviews

4X4 Suzuki Grand Vitara Automatic + Roof Top Tent 2015

Category
Mini camper
People
Seats 4 people
Large bags
4 bags
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Automatic
Ford Escape 4x4 Automatic 2017
4.5
144 reviews

Ford Escape 4x4 Automatic 2017

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Jeep / SUV
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Seats 5 people
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4 bags
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Automatic
Hyundai i10 2018
4.0
322 reviews

Hyundai i10 2018

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Small car
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Seats 5 people
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1 bag
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Manual

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Filip Hristovski

Filip Hristovski

Amazing!
03/03/2024, 11:19
Review of Icerental 4x4

Great and accurate service, thank you!

Patrick Greene

Patrick Greene

Amazing!
03/03/2024, 01:34
Review of Blue Car Rental

Easy pickup, easy drop off, and we ended up getting a nice upgrade compared to the original suzuki we expected. A1 service all around!

Natasha Dinsmore

Natasha Dinsmore

Amazing!
26/02/2024, 23:44
Review of Ring Car Rental

This car was perfect for our southern Iceland trip, we had a great experience with the company and they made it all quite easy. We were bummed about a gravel chop to the windshield hit to be expected in Iceland so be sure to have your insurance!

Umberto Iannaccone

Umberto Iannaccone

Amazing!
26/02/2024, 08:46
Review of Ring Car Rental

Great car, right tyres. Eccellent service with Ring team !

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Car Rentals from Keflavik International Airport

Keflavik International Airport, the gateway to Iceland, offers a seamless car rental experience for travelers eager to explore Iceland's wonders. Situated conveniently at the airport, our range of car rentals caters to all needs, whether planning a short city break in Reykjavik or an adventurous road trip across the rugged Icelandic landscapes.

Our fleet includes everything from compact cars for easy city navigation to robust 4x4s designed for the Icelandic Highlands, ensuring you have the perfect vehicle as soon as you arrive, whatever your itinerary.

Understanding Iceland's unique terrain and weather conditions, we prioritize safety and comfort in our vehicles. Each car is meticulously maintained and equipped with essential features, providing peace of mind for a smooth journey. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff are on hand to assist you with local driving tips and route suggestions, making sure you're fully prepared for the road ahead.

Booking your car rental at Keflavik International Airport is straightforward and hassle-free. With competitive pricing, various insurance options, and add-ons such as car seats for children, we strive to cater to our customers' diverse needs and preferences. Start your Icelandic adventure with us and experience the ease and convenience of exploring this spectacular country at your own pace.

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, 32 miles (52 kilometers) from Reykjavik's 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 auto rental for your entire stay in Iceland. Picking up and dropping off your rental at the airport allows you the freedom to go where you want from the moment you land in the country. Some providers will enable 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 go 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 pick-up and drop-off instructions can differ outside office hours, 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 and 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, renting a 4x4 vehicle in case you need to traverse through the snow would be better.

If you want 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. For further information, read our guide on rental car sizes in Iceland.

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 1), they'll 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 hire 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 for 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 must 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 in 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. Driving from Keflavik airport to the Blue Lagoon will only take about 15-20 minutes, 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 hire 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, a representative may be 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 overnight at a designated camping area.

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

Most rental cars in the 4x4 vehicle category are suitable for 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.

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 hire company has other locations outside Keflavik, such as Reykjavik airport.

Do I need an International Driving Permit to rent a car at Keflavik Airport?

No, an International Driving Permit is not mandatory for renting a car at Keflavik Airport, as long as you have a valid driving license in English or accompanied by an official English translation. Drivers with permits in non-Latin alphabets (like Arabic, Japanese, Cyrillic, etc.) typically need an International Driving Permit along with their original license. Read our guide on renting a car in Iceland to learn more about requirements.

Are there any age restrictions for renting a car at Keflavik Airport?

Yes, most car rental companies at Keflavik Airport require drivers to be at least 20 or 21 years old for standard vehicles. You must be 23 or older for certain larger or luxury vehicles, so check any age restrictions when booking.

Can I add an additional driver to my rental agreement at Keflavik Airport?

Yes, you can add an additional driver to your car rental agreement at Keflavik Airport. The additional driver must meet the same requirements as the primary driver and be present at the time of rental to provide their driving license. There may be an extra fee for each additional driver.

What is the fuel policy for car rentals at Keflavik Airport?

At Keflavik Airport, the predominant fuel policy for car rentals is 'full-to-full,' where you receive the vehicle with a full tank and are required to return it full.

If the vehicle is not returned with a full tank, additional charges apply, usually higher than local fuel prices.

Another standard policy is 'level-to-level,' meaning you must return the car with the same amount of fuel as when you picked it up. This policy requires you to note the fuel level at the start of the rental period and refill accordingly before returning the car.

What types of insurance options are available for car rentals at Keflavik Airport?

Car rentals at Keflavik Airport typically offer various insurance options, including Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), Super Collision Damage Waiver (SCDW), Gravel Protection, Theft Protection, and Sand and Ash Protection. Some are automatically included, and others are optional.

Each type of insurance covers different aspects of potential damage, and it's advisable to understand the coverage details before selecting.
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