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Best Reykjavik Car Rentals
Best Reykjavik Car Rentals

Best Reykjavik Car Rentals

Rent a car in Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavík. The city is the perfect starting point for travel in Iceland. Find a car for everything from day-trips to journeys around the Ring Road.

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Popular cars

Here are our top Best Reykjavik Car Rentals

Dacia  Logan 2016
4.9
70 reviews

Dacia Logan 2016

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Supplied by Star Car Rental
Category
Station wagon
People
Seats 5 people
Large bags
5 bags
Transmission
Manual
Hyundai i20 2016
4.9
70 reviews

Hyundai i20 2016

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Supplied by Star Car Rental
Category
Small car
People
Seats 5 people
Large bags
3 bags
Transmission
Manual
Suzuki Jimny 4x4 2016
4.9
70 reviews

Suzuki Jimny 4x4 2016

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Supplied by Star Car Rental
Category
Jeep / SUV
People
Seats 4 people
Large bags
2 bags
Transmission
Manual

Frequently asked questions

What are the benefits of renting a car in Reykjavik city?

Renting a car in Reykjavik is the best option for travellers who are booking a car for only part of their trip. If you are basing yourself in Reykjavik and taking day trips out of the city, renting a car in Reykjavik is the best option for you. Some providers allow you to pick up the car in Keflavik and return the car in Reykjavik, or vice versa. 

What sort of car should I rent for travelling from Reykjavik to other parts of Iceland?

When deciding upon what sort of car you should rent for your travels in Iceland, there are mainly two factors that you should consider. The first is the group you will be travelling with. How many are in it and how much luggage will they have? You will have to take that into account when choosing a car, it does not only need to have enough seats, but also the luggage space for whatever your companions and yourself will take with you. If you are planning to use your car as accommodation, a camping van is recommended.Secondly, you should pay attention to the season. If you are travelling in Iceland in the period between October and April, it’s highly recommended that you rent a 4x4 vehicle, an SUV or a jeep, in case of ice and snow, as those cars are higher than the regular vehicles, making it easier for them to pass over snow. In summer, if you are planning to travel around the country, due to ever-changing road conditions, a jeep or an SUV is also recommended. In summer, if your itinerary will take out off the beaten track, or outside the south coast area, an SUV is also recommended, but not as vital as in winter.

Is the car I have chosen suited for driving around Iceland in all seasons?

Cars that belong to the 4x4 Jeep/SUV category and the Luxury category are suited for all regular travel in Iceland, regardless of the season. Cars belonging to the Camper Van category are also suited for all seasons, but please keep in mind that Iceland, in general, it is not recommended to camp during the winter months and all services to campers are usually closed form the end of September each year. Cars in the Small & Cheap category are labelled by the manufacturer as city cars, meaning they are well suited for driving in the city and in settlements. Depending on the weather, they might be unsuitable for rural winter driving and it is not recommended to choose a car from this category if you are planning to travel around Iceland during the winter months. In summer, these cars are sufficient for all asphalt travel in Iceland.

Is the car I chose suitable for Highlands travel?

Cars marked as Small & Cheap cars are not suited for the highlands or gravel roads. These cars are made exclusively for asphalt travel and are not suitable for any F-roads, gravel paths, or dirt roads. Some cars belonging to the Luxury, 4x4 Jeep/SUV and Camper Van categories are suitable for travelling off asphalt. Each car is marked specifically if suitable for highland travel. In some cases, cars will have a specific listing if there are certain highland roads that they are not suited for. Please note that driving a car not marked for highland travel or a Small & Cheap car on any F-roads will void any insurance you might have purchased. You will then be liable for any undercarriage or suspension damage that might occur.

What sort of tires do rental cars have?

In summer, all cars will be fitted with typical summer tires. In winter (After November 1st), they will have studded winter tires suited for winter travelling.