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Best Reykjavik Car Rentals

Rent a car in Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik. The city is the perfect starting point for travel in Iceland. Find a vehicle for everything from Golden Circle and South Coast day trips to journeys around the Ring Road.

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Dacia Duster 4x4  2019
4.6
321 reviews

Dacia Duster 4x4 2019

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Jeep / SUV
People
Seats 5 people
Large bags
4 bags
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Manual
Suzuki Jimny 4x4 2021
4.6
321 reviews

Suzuki Jimny 4x4 2021

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Jeep / SUV
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Seats 2 people
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2 bags
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Automatic
Volkswagen Polo  2021
4.6
321 reviews

Volkswagen Polo 2021

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Standard car
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Seats 5 people
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2 bags
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Manual

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박지수

박지수

Amazing!
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

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.

Joseph Santora

Joseph Santora

Amazing!
08/01/2023, 11:49
Review of Rás Car Rental

The car was great and the company was very easy to work with and everybody was very friendly. The car had a snow/ice scraper which was very handy. The car handled the snowy weather very well.

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Frequently asked questions

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

Renting a car in Reykjavik is a convenient option for travelers planning to use Reykjavik as a base for their travels around the country. There are many wonderful sites and attractions within driving distance of Iceland's capital city, another of the major advantages of renting a car in Reykjavik city. Having a rental car of your own is a perfect way to explore Iceland.

If you want the freedom to explore Iceland at your own pace, hire a car. Some providers allow you to pick up the car at Keflavik airport and return it to Reykjavik, or vice versa.

What is the best type of car to rent in Reykjavik to explore Iceland?

Reykjavik is an excellent base for your visit to Iceland as there are many things to do there, being the nation's capital. It’s also a short driving distance from many of Iceland's natural attractions and hidden gems.

If you’re visiting during the summer and will mostly stick to the Ring Road and the accessible attractions near Reykjavik, there is a wide range of vehicles in our Small & Cheap Car category of rental cars. They’re perfect if you’re looking for cheap car rentals for urban roads.

If you're visiting during the winter months or want to explore the remote Highlands of Iceland, renting a 4x4 Jeep or SUV would be more suitable. These vehicles are necessary because you would be driving through snow on mountain roads and rural gravel roads.

What is included with my rental car in Reykjavik, Iceland?

What is included with your rental car in Iceland varies from rental to rental. Some rentals offer GPS devices, but read the description carefully and review the ‘included’ section before finalizing your booking.

All rental vehicles in Iceland include unlimited mileage and CDW insurance. The CDW insurance covers car damage and compensation for harm to individuals.

For Camper Vans, the rental car company may also offer free camping equipment. Camping box contents vary, so please read the vehicle description carefully.

Can I pick up the car at my hotel or a specific address in Reykjavik, Iceland?

Yes, most car rental companies in Reykjavik offer this option. You can see the different rental locations for pick-up and drop-off in the booking widget of your selected vehicle.

If the booking widget doesn’t mention this option, the specific car rental company does not offer pick-up in Reykjavik. Remember that this service may involve an extra fee, as some rental companies only have offices in Keflavik and need to deliver the car to Reykjavik.

What's the best way to get from Keflavik to Reykjavik if I pick up my rental car in Reykjavik?

There are a few options for getting from Keflavik International Airport to Reykjavik. Take a look at our wide selection of airport transfers to see what works best for you.

Can I pick up my rental car in Reykjavik and drop it off at Keflavik Airport?

Yes, you can. Many car rental companies in Iceland allow you to drop off your rental cars either in Keflavik or Reykjavik. When using our booking widget, simply use the filter at the top of the car rental page to choose your pick-up and drop-off locations.

Are car rental offices in Reykjavik open 24/7?

Most car rental offices in Reykjavik are open between 8:00 and 18:00, depending on the rental company. However, most rentals in Keflavik International Airport, located about 30 miles (50 kilometers) from Reykjavik, offer 24/7 pick-up and drop-off services.

Can I pick up my rental car at Reykjavik Airport in Iceland?

Yes, many car rental companies offer the possibility of picking up and/or dropping off your rental car at Reykjavik Airport, located just outside the city center. Please note that all international flights arrive and depart from Keflavik International Airport, located about 30 miles (50 kilometers) from downtown Reykjavik.

Is it easy to find parking in Reykjavik, Iceland?

Compared to most capital cities in the world, finding a parking spot in Reykjavik is relatively easy. Some hotels offer dedicated parking spaces for guests. However, you can also find parking spots on the street or in a public parking garage. The city is divided into different parking zones, depending on its proximity to the city center.

What sort of tires do rental cars have in Reykjavik, Iceland?

In summer, all rental cars have standard tires appropriate for summer. However, after November 1st, all rental cars in Iceland must have studded winter tires suited for driving in snow.

What sort of cars are considered luxury vehicles in Iceland?

Rental cars in the category of luxury vehicles are often suited for five to seven passengers and their luggage. They are usually brand new and offer high-end comfort. Most of them have four-wheel-drive (4WD) or all-wheel-drive (AWD). They are sometimes elevated to better suit gravel roads and snowy conditions in Iceland, though this category also houses sports cars and high-end hatchbacks.

What is the best way to check the weather and road conditions when heading out of Reykjavik?

Please check the weather and road conditions on the website of the Icelandic Road Administration, which has up-to-the-minute information about all road conditions in Iceland, before heading out on your rental car. Remember, although Reykjavik has paved roads, this doesn’t always apply outside the city.

In what language are the road signs in Reykjavik, Iceland?

The road signs in Reykjavik, and the rest of Iceland, are almost exclusively in Icelandic. However, when traveling around the country, all important road signs use international standards regarding their shape, colors, and design, making them easy to understand for visitors. Just a few specific road signs for Iceland use words to convey their meaning. These usually come with an easy-to-understand visual cue.