Rent a car in Iceland

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  • 100% Refundable Deposit / Free Cancellation
  • No Hidden Fees
  • Airport Pickup in Reykjavík & Keflavík
  • Insurance Included
"We rented a car through Northbound. When the car company cancelled the booking and was not responsive, Northbound immediately helped us by providing an alternative and immediately booked the alternative that I found. They were kind, quick, very respo... Read Morensive and I would definitely recommend them"
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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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Real Reviews from Real Customers

Over 10.000+ reviews from our customers

LOVED the supplier + Northbound - would highly recommend them if traveling to Iceland!

Rented a 4x4 in May 2023

The vehicle was great, super clean and looked new! I will definitely be using Northbound for my next rental cars!

Rented a 4x4 in Apr 2023

I chose you for the prices, but my experience was amazing. The van was clean and had everything needed for a great trip. There was a ton of storage for those of us who maybe overpacked. And the bedding was clean and comfortable to sleep on for a week.... The cable would not plug in for us and therefore we were out of electricity for a few nights, but when we called for help, the people were very helpful.

Rented a camper in Apr 2023

Booking my rental car through Northbound made the process incredibly easy. The communication was great and the vehicle fit my needs perfectly. I wasn't sure how long it would take to go through customs so I arranged for a later pick-up time. I called... the supplier when I arrived in KEF and their shuttle was already on its way. They allowed me to pick up the vehicle early at no extra charge. The staff at the supplier were so helpful. The van I chose (Renault Kangoo Camper) was compact/a little tight for two, but I was aware of this when I booked it. My friend and I wanted the most affordable campervan option. The size of the van did mean it was easier to park in downtown Reykjavik. My only complaint would be that the single-burner stove took a long time to boil water. If you are able to, I would recommend packing a backpacking stove and/or taking advantage of the kitchen amenities at hostels. I highly recommend booking your rental vehicle through Northbound!

Rented a camper in Mar 2023

This was my 2nd rental in Iceland from Northbound. They have quickly become my go-to source for rental cars. From there, you can see a wide range of cars from multiple suppliers. A key benefit is that they include the most relevant insurance for thei...r cars. Renting in Iceland is quite different from renting in North America or Europe where you don't have to worry about damage from volcanic dust, windshield breaks, hail, and other things. When I turned in my car at Lotus, they looked and said "oh, you rented from Northbound so you are covered". I was done with check-in in about a minute! We all look for the best deal, but peace of mind is worth a lot to me. The Lotus Rav4 was perfect for Iceland, and it even had snow tires that allowed us to deal with what was pretty nasty February driving conditions! Overall, great experience.

Rented a 4x4 in Feb 2023

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Why Rent a Car in Iceland?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.