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Car hire Iceland

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Car hire Iceland

121CarHire.com Iceland is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies. As a customer, you can always reserve your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

Car rental offers in Iceland

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Iceland.
  • For example: Kia Picanto
    Mini class
    For example: Kia Picanto
  • Popular category
    For example: Hyundai i20
    Economy class
    For example: Hyundai i20
  • For example: Suzuki Jimny 4x4
    Compact class
    For example: Suzuki Jimny 4x4
  • For example: Dacia Duster 4x4
    Intermediate class
    For example: Dacia Duster 4x4
  • For example: Suzuki Grand Vitara 4x4
    Standard class
    For example: Suzuki Grand Vitara 4x4
  • For example: Toyota RAV 4 4x4
    Full-size class
    For example: Toyota RAV 4 4x4
  • For example: Citroen SpaceTourer
    Luxury class
    For example: Citroen SpaceTourer
  • For example: Hyundai i30 Estate
    Station wagon class
    For example: Hyundai i30 Estate
The rates shown above are per day based on a rental period of at least 7 days. Additional costs and taxes for optional extras may apply. Please click here for an explanation of these charges.

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Car hire Iceland

Location information for Iceland

Iceland is best explored by rental car. 121CarHire.com has over 9 pick-up locations in Iceland. This means there is always a pick-up location close to your destination.

As the world discovers the immense natural beauty of Iceland, it is fast becoming a popular tourist destination for travellers who want a unique holiday experience. The mountainous landscape is best discovered by car, with valleys, lakes, rivers and glaciers all waiting to be explored.



Taxis are available from just outside the Keflavik Airport terminal and can be pre-booked. There is a fly bus and an Airport Express bus that take passengers to all the main hotels in Reykjavík, a 40-minute drive away. However, travellers who want to have full control over their transportation should consider car rental in Iceland.

Car Hire Iceland

Car hire is available from Keflavik Airport, and there are desks for Budget, Europcar, Avis and Hertz in the terminal building. A car gives travellers total freedom over their trip, as they don't have to plan around public transport. It is also a great way to see the beautiful landscape. Travellers should compare car hire rates before departure to get the best deals.


Iceland is great for scenic driving. Visitors who use car rental in Iceland will enjoy taking in the fabulous scenery as they travel. High-speed driving is unsafe here, especially on the narrow mountain roads. Additionally, many of Iceland's roads are gravel, so a four-wheel drive vehicle is sometimes necessary. Traffic drives on the right and it is compulsory to keep your headlights on at all times.

Things To See and Do

With a rental car, visitors have access to the best sights in Iceland. One of these is the huge Mýrdalsjökull Glacier, which is accessed by the famous mountain road, Fjallabak Nyrðra. This route passes through stunning wilderness and leads to Vatnajökull National Park, where more impressive glaciers can be seen. For skiing and snowboarding, it's only a short drive from the capital of Reykjavík to Bláfjöll.

Best Time To Visit

Iceland's main tourist season is from June to August, as the weather is at its peak at this time, with daytime temperatures of up to 25°C in the southern areas. During the rest of the year, many of the mountain roads are closed and the majority of tours and excursions stop running.

Practical information

  • Currency
    Icelandic króna
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 km/h
  • Language
  • Popular car category
  • Popular rental companies
    Payless Car Rental

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is 121CarHire.com the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by 121CarHire.com? at this location
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