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Small & Cheap Cars in Iceland
Small & Cheap Cars in Iceland

Small & Cheap Cars in Iceland

Rent cheap cars in Iceland. With small cars you can drive the ring road of Iceland and see the best attractions by Route 1. These cars are not suitable for off road driving, but are good for the wallet

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Here are our top Small & Cheap Cars in Iceland

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
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
Volkswagen Caddy 2018
4.8
75 reviews

Volkswagen Caddy 2018

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Supplied by Away Car Rental
Category
Station wagon
People
Seats 5 people
Large bags
6 bags
Transmission
Manual

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Frequently asked questions

What sort of cars are Small and Cheap Cars?

Small and cheap cars are categorised by their size and price, as well as whether or not they are three years or older. Vehicles within this category are generally priced lower than models that are either larger or newer. Within this section, you can find cars such as Toyota Aygo, Citroen C1, Volkswagen Golf and Toyota Yaris. Smaller and cheaper cars come without 4WD or AWD. 

Are these cars suitable for all seasons?

These vehicles are best suited to driving around Reykjavik and Iceland’s towns, but may be unsuitable for rural driving in poor weather. Because of this, these cars are not recommended for travelling around Iceland in the winter. They are perfectly sufficient for all asphalt travel in the summer, however. 

What sort of tires do these cars have?

During the summer months, cars are fitted with typical tires. From November 1st until mid-April, cars are fitted with studded winter tires. 

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

Unfortunately, no. The cars found within this category are unsuitable for travelling on gravel paths, dirt tracks or F-roads. Travellers should be aware that driving one of these vehicles on unsuitable roads will void any insurance and make you liable to pay for any potential damage to the suspension or undercarriage. If you are planning on travelling to the Highlands, make sure to rent a 4WD. 

What is included in the rental?

This depends on what vehicle rental is chosen, requiring travellers to pay special attention to the ‘included’ section on the booking documents. For instance, some deals come with GPS devices or additional insurance. Thankfully, all rentals come with both CDW insurance and unlimited mileage. CDW covers damage and injury caused by the vehicle (ie. in the case of traffic accidents) but does not cover damage made to the vehicle itself. 

What are the most popular small and cheap cars to rent in Iceland?

The Hyundai i10, Toyota Aygo, Toyota Yaris and Volkswagen Polo are the most popular small cars among our customers.

Are 2WD cars suitable for Icelandic winter road conditions?

2WD vehicles are only suitable on the main roads. A 4WD vehicle is highly recommended for your safety, as it can handle the harsh winter conditions in Iceland much better than a smaller and lighter car.