4x4 Car Rental in Iceland

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Best 4x4 Iceland has to offer

We offer a wide selection of 4x4 rental cars in Iceland. Northbound is a booking service that works with some the highest rated car rental companies in Iceland and they're all available right here on a single site.

  •     Fast, Secure and Easy Online Booking
  •     All bookings confirmed immediately
  •     Prices as advertised, no hidden fees!
  •     Only 15% deposit, Book now, Pay Later

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Absolutely perfect customer support! They even bought us new sleeping bags, because the temperatures were dropping lower than expected. They have always been very kind and were responding extremely quick to every mail that I have sent to them. I highly recommend northbound to everyone who wants a great adventure in iceland!

Marcus Aurelius Antonius - Germany Traveled to Iceland in May 2018
8.7 / 10 Thousands of satisfied customers

Used Northbound.is couple while shopping car rental deals in Iceland and found the rates offered by Northbound.is most competitive. In my experience rental company totally honored Northbound.is rates even though direct rental companies' rates were evidently higher. I definitely recommend giving Northbound.is a try!

Andrey - United States Traveled to Iceland in Jul 2018

Why Northbound?

Best Service Guaranteed

We believe in forming long-term relationships with our users, which is why we only partner with suppliers that provide the best possible service. From beginning to end, your journey shall be spectacular.

Easy to Use

The Northbound platform is designed by us from the ground up with user experience in mind so that you may find everything you need to assemble the perfect holiday in Iceland with the simple click of a button.

Instant Confirmation

All bookings are reserved and confirmed immediately, leaving you with peace of mind and security in knowing that your Icelandic journey is waiting for you to arrive as you rent a car or book a tour in Iceland.

Free Amendments

We realize plans can change, which is why all bookings made with Northbound can be modified or cancelled for a full refund after you've booked for no additional charges. Renting a car in Iceland or booking a tour has never been easier!

No Added Fees

You will never experience hidden fees or added booking fees of any sort with Northbound. The total price you see on your voucher includes everything from VAT to road fees, which makes Northbound, truly, the best way to rent a car in Iceland.

Minimum Deposit

When you rent a car with Northbound you only need to leave a small booking deposit to reserve your vehicle. The rest you can pay when you arrive in Iceland.

All these features available, bookable online right now!

  • Unlimited Mileage
  • Free Cancellation
  • Collision Damage Waiver
  • Theft Protection
  • 24/7 Emergency Breakdown Service
  • Third-party Liability Insurance
  • Manual/Automatic Transmission
  • GPS, Child Seats and more extras
  • Many additional Insurance Packages

Renting a 4x4 in Iceland

4-wheel drive vehicles are incredibly popular in Iceland and on Northbound you will find a wide selection available for booking. Compare everything from the regal 7 seater Land Rover Discovery to the quick and agile Suzuki Jimny, and rest assured that you will find the perfect 4x4 for your journey right here.

Driving in Iceland is an experience unlike any other. With rough terrain, gravel roads, river fords and scenic hillside routes, it should come as no surprise that the landscape of Iceland is best enjoyed from the comfortable seat of a 4x4 vehicle.


Explore the countryside

If you're eager to explore the vast countryside of Iceland a 4x4 rental is the best way to go. Even when visiting in the summertime, when the snow has melted away, the highland roads can be hard to navigate and might only be accessible with a 4x4 vehicle. Most car rentals don't allow their normal cars to be driven on highland roads.

Throughout Iceland you will find various pathways labeled F. These F-Roads provide unique experiences and a thrilling journey for those who may feel up for it. Although, F-Road driving should in all cases be reserved for those experienced with highland driving.

Need Help?

If you need any assistance with your booking don't hesitate to contact us and our team of heroes will help you right away.

+354 539 3009

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Reviews from our Customers

Northbound helped me find the perfect car for my needs at a great price. I won't hesitate to do business with them again when I go back to Iceland.

Excellent service and vehicle! I would definitely use Northbound again. I particularly liked the way that F roads were allowed by this service so that we could take whatever adventure we wanted in the wonderful country of Iceland!!

TERRIFIC experience with Northbound on our Iceland vacation! Our Renault Trafic High Roof was the best cost-benefit option for us to tour Iceland with detours off the Ring Road on our own time schedule and gave us the ultimate flexibility to stop when and where we wanted for the night. The "dinner box" included was a lifesaver for those days when we found a perfect spot to stop alongside the road and prepare a quick meal. It had everything we needed. Northbound's customer service exceeded our expectations...

I think northbound offers the best relation price-quality. Every thing went just perfect and Liam was very kind to offer me all kind of advices and recomendations which helped to organize the trip. They answer the e-mails in a matter of minutes. I do recomend them without any doubt.

Absolutely PHENOMENAL experience with Northbound on our Iceland vacation! The Suzuki Grand Vitara + Roof Tent deal was such a great deal, a considerably more affordable option to allow the three of us to drive around the Ring Road and see all the great waterfalls/sights. We fit the three of us (28, 22, and 22 years old) guys in the Roof Tent. It was a snug fit, but we made it work. The "dinner box" included was also very helpful, containing a lighter, among other equipment necessary for camping/cooking...

It may seem odd to write a review for a rental company, but this group absolutely made my trip! Everyone was extremely helpful and kind. They gave me game-changing travel tips and free espresso. I will 100% insist that my friends use this company because of the service I received. I already miss my campervan. At the risk of overhyping a rental car company I can say as an absolute fact that the van + tips made the trip the best of my life.

Very good renting experience. All went very well, including booking, picking up the car and returning it and paying for it. Easy, friendly, efficient. The car I got was close to the one indicated; Kia Sportage instead of Hyundai Tucson, great models both of them. The car was fresh and good and 4WD and gave me no problems at all. Northbound is a great enabler for the local car rentals.

Northbound/Wild Campers was the best decision we ever made for our trip to Iceland!! From airport pick-up, to airport drop-off, everything was flawless. The owner of Wild Campers is very friendly and polite and we enjoyed his company throughout the rental process! He was on time for pick-up & drop-off, and very thorough with instructions for the camper, reviewing everything from storage to directions with us. Everything was so clean and readily accessible! The heater was a MUST HAVE at night, as it was pretty chilly, especially with the wind! THANK YOU ALL for giving us the best experience in Iceland! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! You're making a mistake if you go with anyone other than Northbound/Wild Campers!!

All was excellent! Picked up at airport as planned and returned to guest house near airport. Van heater was great, stove & cooler worked well. Bed was comfortable. Our parked vehicle was hit while in a mall, the incident was looked after by insurance with no issues and you had all information when we returned. Thanks Northbound and Runar for making our Iceland vacation great. Carolyn and Rob (Alberta Canada)

Who are we?

Northbound is a travel services platform where visitors to Iceland can find everything they need to piece together an amazing experience while in Iceland.

Northbound was established with the main principles of quality service and traveler experience in mind. We aim to become the leading platform in the travel industry in terms of service to the customer.

Northbound is a certified booking service

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Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need a 4x4 in Iceland?

That depends entirely on what you intend to do while you’re in Iceland. If you’re coming during winter then a 4x4 is the safest and most comfortable choice for handling the snow. It’s also a comfortable choice as you roam through the Icelandic roads, some of which are not paved and may prove a challenge for smaller vehicles.


What insurances do I need?

The insurances are there for a reason. They provide security and peace of mind so that you can enjoy your Icelandic adventure happy and without worry. Each optional insurance targets different scenarios in which the standard CDW does not cover.

  • Gravel Protection
    Most of the roads in Iceland, outside of towns, are not paved. Even Route 1, Iceland’s longest and most driven road, isn’t fully paved. The Gravel Protection usually covers damages from gravel roads to the body of the car, the headlights and the front windscreen.
  • Sand and Ash Protection
    We all remember the Eyjafjallajökull eruption. The fact is, loose ash and fine sand still cover much of the terrain in certain areas of Iceland. As the wind blows, the ash and sand may whirl up and blow towards anything and anyone unlucky enough to be in its path. This may cause serious damages to the car and gives it an undesired, matte finish. Icelandic insurance companies do not cover damages such as this in the regular CDW policies, which is why this protection is offered as an optional damage waiver, covering sand and ash damage to your rental car.
  • Theft Protection
    Iceland may be one of the safest countries in the world but, believe it or not, crime still happens here. The theft protection lowers the lessee’s self-risk down to 0 EUR in the case of vehicle theft. It may be worth it for the added peace of mind. Bare in mind though, in the case of gross negligence this protection may be void.
  • Super Collision Damage Waiver
    An upgrade to the standard Collision Damage Waiver, lowering the self-risk of the lessee considerably. Note: amounts may vary depending which car rental you choose.


How old must I be to rent a 4x4 in Iceland?

The required age may vary depending on the car rental that you choose. The usual minimum age is 20 and sometimes higher for larger vehicles. Contact us if you’re having issues with the minimum age and we might be able to direct you to the right rental.


Can I drive highland roads with my rental car?

If your vehicle is a 4x4 then in all likelihood it is Highland Capable, but some smaller 4x4’s are forbidden on F-roads. Certain roads, such as F249 in Þórsmörk, are usually forbidden to drive no matter what rental car you have chosen.


Can I cross rivers and fords in my 4x4?

This depends on which 4x4 you have chosen, which road you are taking and what rental you have rented from. The conditions vary, but if you contact us we may able to help you find the answers you seek.


Can I drive off-road?

No. Off-road driving is illegal in Iceland and will result in a fine, issued by police, of up to 100.000 ISK.


Still have questions?

You can contact us directly via email at [email protected] or call us +354 519 8777

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