Rent a car in Iceland
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|🚗 Most Popular Car:||Dacia Duster 4x4|
|🔑 Popular Location:||Keflavík Int. Airport|
|💰 Average Rental Price:||$54/day|
|🧒 Driving Age:||19 years old|
|🛡️ Insurance Included:||CDW Included|
|⛽ Avg. Gas Price:||€1,85/L
How much are car rentals in Iceland?
Car rental prices in Iceland can vary depending on the season, type of car, and rental duration. Expect to pay anywhere from $50 to $300 per day.
How long should I stay in Iceland?
The ideal length of stay in Iceland depends on your interests and budget, but a minimum of 5-7 days is recommended to explore the country's main attractions.
What is the best way to rent a car in Iceland?
Renting through a car rental broker, such as us, can be a convenient way to compare prices and find the best deal for your needs. Northbound has a price match guarantee while also taking on disputes for our customers and hold ourselves to a high standard regarding all our partners.
Why are car rental prices so high in Iceland?
Car rental prices in Iceland can be high due to the country's high operating costs, limited competition, and harsh weather conditions that cause wear and tear on vehicles. We have partnered with local trustworthy Iceland car rental companies to make sure you receive the best prices available.
Should I rent a car in Iceland?
Renting a car in Iceland is highly recommended to explore the country's natural wonders at your own pace and convenience. Whether you choose to rent directly from a rental company or through a booking office, make sure to read the rental terms and conditions carefully and understand the insurance coverage and fuel policies.
If you have any questions, contact us and we will get back to you right away.
How to get a cheap car rental in Iceland?
Booking through a car rental broker is a great way to find lower prices, but it's always recommended to compare prices from different sources and read reviews from other customers to ensure a good experience.
Check out our review page so that you can make an informed decision.
How do I avoid an expensive car rental?
To avoid an expensive car rental in Iceland, it's important to book in advance, decline unnecessary add-ons, be mindful of fuel costs, and return the car on time and in good condition.
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Why Rent a Car in Iceland?
Rent a Car in Iceland & Be in Awe
Iceland is a remote paradise where hidden gems are just around the corner, with wonders such as stunning waterfalls, powerful geysers, breathtaking black sand beaches and magical icy wonderlands.
Traveling Iceland by a car rental is considered the best way to enjoy Iceland and its magnificent scenery. Whether you are on a family vacation, traveling for leisure and/or adventure, or just heading to a meeting you are going to need a set of rented wheels.
Northern Lights are also in high demand during winter time and are not known to follow itineraries. With a rental car you can chase the absolute perfect weather conditions for that breathtaking Aurora Borealis sighting.
With a 4x4 car rental you can take advantage of the marked F-Roads that lead to “out this world” like environment which is perfect for those seeking the ultimate Icelandic experience.
Lets not forget that when you rent a Campervan you can combine accommodation with transportation and experience Iceland's beautiful scenery at your own pace.
Rent a Car in Iceland & Be in Charge
Most of our visitors don’t have the luxury of time so the added freedom and flexibility to roam around the island in your rental car, on your own accord, is priceless. The feeling of driving and escaping the regular routes and finding that magical “bucket list” spot gives you that feeling of overwhelming wonder. We know that as soon as you walk from the aircraft into Keflavik International Airport and drive into the Icelandic wilderness, you won't be disappointed.
Iceland has so much to offer and it can be challenging to pinpoint exactly where and when to visit each place as weather can heavily influence plans. Traveling in a rental car allows you to change your plans on the day and seek an adventure elsewhere.
You can choose the correct vehicle type for your journey and be in charge of the cost. Renting a car is more affordable than traveling by public transportation, especially when you book your rental car in advance. We pride ourselves on having the lowest Iceland Rental Car prices and we make sure to match the price you find elsewhere.
Check out our Car Rental Tips: Pick-up, Driving and Returns so that you can be ready to take charge of your own rental process.
Rent a Car in Iceland & Be In Total Comfort
We all know that feeling of just going for a drive with not a care in the world. You have all your belongings at your fingertips, your best friends or spouse riding next to you and you are now only thinking about the next destination knowing that something incredible is waiting to be discovered.
Hiring a car also allows you to take charge of the pace and be as comfortable as you like. Traveling by bus or a public transport with strangers limits the amount of time spent exploring due to the strict itineraries of travel agencies. Also, if the weather cancels your trip North, then just head South on your own rented vehicle.
Traveling Iceland in a rental car also allows for more secluded sightings and exploring as the itinerary is all completely in the power of the driver's adventurous feeling. Car rental benefits also include; singing loudly with the radio on high, fixing the seat to your liking and shouting out loud when you see that bucket list view through the window!
That’s the comfort of renting a car in Iceland.
Check out our blog about what to look for in a rental agreement for added extra comfort.
Rent a Car in Iceland & Be on Vacation
When you step into that car rental in Iceland it instantly promotes the feeling of vacation as now you know the journey is about to begin. Transportation is a large part of being on vacation and when you have your own car you don’t have to worry about waiting for a taxi, standing in line at the bus station and putting your trust in on-time public transportation. Just as you don’t have to spend time working, putting clothes in the washer or cutting the grass. You truly are on vacation.
Being on vacation also means independence. You are now away from your usual life and you want to have an extraordinary time. Sitting comfortably in your own rental car, putting the foot on the pedal while driving through some of the most unusual and mystifying landscapes is a feeling unlike any other. In Iceland you can feel like the only person in the world to have ever visited and that is truly how a vacation should feel like.
Your car rental can also be the vehicle you have always wanted to own. You can rent a sweet sports car, a Tesla, or a large SUV / 4x4 that can overcome any obstacle. Drive the famous F-Roads, over rivers and along mountain ridges or just take the paved highway in a car rental that makes sure you forget your day to day routine.
Check out our best tips for a road trip in Iceland to make your adventure unforgettable.
Rent a Car in Iceland & Be Adventurous
With the perfect rental car and that adventurous mindset, you can easily quench your thirst for adventure.
When traveling to Iceland you have the opportunity to go;
• Glacier Hiking,
• Diving and Snorkeling
• Whale Watching
• Mountain biking
• Visit Volcanoes
• Ride an ATV ( All-Terrain Vehicle )
• White Water Rafting
• Horseback Riding
• Ice Cave Exploration and more…
That list alone should excite any adventure enthusiasts.
To be able to seek out the absolute best, iconic and mind boggling adventures then you need the best rental car for the job. Northbound provides you with any type of vehicle that can go the distance so you won’t miss out any of the bragging rights. Renting a 4x4 Campervan brings you closer to the adventure as you are now able to both drive on otherwise forbidden routes as well as park your accommodation nearby.
Check out our guide to renting a car in Iceland: Step by step guide.