Reykjavik car hire

Reykjavik car hire

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Reykjavik, Iceland
29 Sep — 6 Oct
Same drop-off
Reykjavik, Iceland
Wed 29/9
Noon
Wed 6/10
Noon
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Reykjavik car hire information

Pick-up locationReykjavik
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size SUV, Intermediate SUV, Intermediate estate car, Mini, Standard SUV
Hire locations68
Airport locations24
Popular agenciesIce Rental Cars, Budget, GREEN MOTION , Europcar, Sixt

Reykjavik car hire reviews and directory

From $48/dayRated no. 1
Sixt
Best rated
6.8 Good (291 reviews)
2 locations in Reykjavik
Sixt
Locations in Reykjavik
  • 7.8
  • 7.4
  • 6.5
  • 6.2
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent6 Sep. 2021
The only reason I didn’t say excellent for value is just because everything in Iceland is so much more expensive but they were extremely professional and the car was clean and reliable!!!!
1.9 Horrible4 Sep. 2021
I would never rent from Sixt again. Our car had engine failure and we had to pay over $600 for a tow . We then sat around waiting all day for them to let us know what our options are and then we finally were given another car. They refused to reimburse us for the money we payed when the car broke down or for the inconvenience of losing an entire day on the trip. They were incredibly difficult to deal with and had the worst customer service I’ve ever experienced. Do not ever rent with them.
10.0 Excellent12 Jun. 2021
James was very helpful, kind and patient. Made our trip that much better.Nothing really. It was great!
4.8 Okay7 Aug. 2020
Very close to the airpot - walkable distance, better to skip to shuttle busSixt pricing is not transparent - change from limited number of KM to unlimited distance, apart from the expected upgrade charge, also changes the base rate for the car. It makes it impossible to compare with other companies and importantly, confuses a lot when picking up the car. It's unclear.
10.0 Excellent19 Feb. 2020
Friendly staff, fast pick-up and drop-off, shiningly new car.-
5.2 Okay28 Oct. 2019
There was an extra mileage few that wasn't disclosed when I booked the car that more than doubled the cost
8.4 Excellent25 Oct. 2019
Staff was friendly, car was good, not a long wait.They tried to sell me a bunch of insurance I didn't need. It got uncomfortable.
4.0 Okay23 Oct. 2019
The car was greatThe service. Charged us for automatic gas refill even though we declined it. Also waited an hour at airport outside in cold for rental shuttle to pick us up. Not efficient
4.0 Okay15 Oct. 2019
Staff were rude and attempt to pressure you heavily into unecessary add-ons. Almost confrontational drop-off and pick-up experience. Overall poor experience and complete lack of customer service skills. Unpleasant
10.0 Excellent23 Sep. 2019
The staff was amazing. Best customer experience ever.Nothing! They were great!
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Rated no. 2
Thrifty
8 Excellent (56 reviews)
2 locations in Reykjavik
Thrifty
Locations in Reykjavik
  • 8.6
  • 8
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay5 Aug. 2021
Very expensive season to rent a car. Felt like I got gouged. But car was generally good. Dropoff point was not explained, far from airport. But once found, good experience.
4.0 Okay24 May 2021
Staff was friendly. Pick-up and drop off were at an offsite location that was not communicated to me before hand and very difficult to find. When leaving, it was locked and had to call to get staff back into the location and drive us to the airport.Better communications and more convenient pick up and drop off at the Keflavik airport
9.6 Excellent24 Dec. 2019
car was perfect, snow tires were recommended and were very helpful! staff was great with warnings and weather and all informationthe premium insurance was very expensive but I do not regret getting it as the conditions were very extreme. It would be great to have some kind of road service feature for people, we were fine but we did see cars along the way that needed help, not sure if this exists but it would be good for people and we would have got it
8.4 Excellent8 Apr. 2019
Pick-up took a very long time. Too much paper work. Ordered a 4wd vehicle. Got a 2wd vehicle with no price adjustment. No big deal. Since weather was nice.
4.8 Okay23 Feb. 2019
Car was cleanWas very unsafe! Tires were terrible!!! Will not use again
6.8 Good10 Aug. 2018
A Mazda Crossover is not an SUV...We were a little surprised when the car pulled up - it was a very small, low to the ground Mazda crossover SUV. We had booked an SUV ("SUV Jeep Wrangler or Similar") because we knew we would be driving on many rocky and dirt roads and this, while it had all wheel drive, was closer to a Sedan. We were nervous about driving on these roads with such a low car and were nervous about the car getting scratched on the bottom. All my emails for my reservation said "Jeep Wrangler or Similar". This was no Jeep Wrangler.
8.0 Excellent30 Jul. 2018
Iceland 2nd VacFast service.Doesn’t have chairs in the waiting area. At least they were fast.
10.0 Excellent29 May 2018
ease of rental process and drop off.
10.0 Excellent23 May 2018
Great car for the price. Folks were nice at the counter. Airport location was easy. No shuttle bus was needed.
4.8 Okay17 May 2018
CitroenSize of carPoor mechanical performance. Car was not clean. Many scratches on car. Rattling noises. Goofy controls.
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From $89/dayRated no. 3
Dollar
7.8 Good (94 reviews)
3 locations in Reykjavik
Dollar
Locations in Reykjavik
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible7 Sep. 2021
I had rented a car for the incorrect dates, but immediately attempted to change the dates and the website would not allow me to do so. I attempted to call, but there was no answer. I emailed, but got no response. As a last resort, canceled the reservation on the website, but it did not list as canceled, until, eventually, it did say it was cancelled, but charged me the entire cost of the rental as a ‘cancellation fee.’ I would like my money back.
7.9 Good25 Aug. 2021
The car was exactly what we ordered so we were very happy with that. The only issue was how long we had to wait in line to rent. They did not have that many people at the Reykjavik airport pickup to help. Other than that it was a great experience!
10.0 Excellent3 Aug. 2021
Pick up was a bit confusing, mostly because I misread the email. Would be awesome if there were signs for dollar somewhere in the airport, even if that sign just said to press the pickup button.
10.0 Excellent18 Jul. 2021
Thrifty and Dollar are not in the terminal. You catch the shuttle at the departure side of the airport under the "Meeting Point" sign. Only a 3-4 minute shuttle ride. I think this is the better option than renting in the airport because there is no wait once you get to site and they shuttle you right back to the departure entrance when you're finished. If you rent at airport it is quite a long walk back to terminal from the rental car drop-off, with luggage, and they do get a bit of rain in Iceland ' ). Keep their phone number handy so you can call if they're not yet at the Meeting Point when you're ready.
2.0 Mediocre4 Jul. 2021
Forgot to send us transport to the airport from the return spot. I reminded them by email per time of return
10.0 Excellent4 Jul. 2021
Staff were very friendly. Perfect English. Coffee in waiting area.Was all good.
2.0 Mediocre30 Jun. 2021
Car was fine.Location at KEF is wrong on Google maps. Long process to return car. Agent at office bullied me into signing a claim for a small windshield nick totaling $1700 USD – DO NOT USE THIS AGENCY.
8.0 Excellent28 Jun. 2021
Dollar Staff was very friendly ands helpful.Information on getting from airport in Reykjavik to the rental location. It was VERY confusing and unclear.
6.8 Good25 Aug. 2019
The staff member was nice and once we were able to finally see someoneThe rental system needs to be cleaner, having an individual walk out to the car is rather slow since then you loose a agent and leave people waiting way to long (we waited an hour and a half.
5.2 Okay15 Aug. 2019
Staff in Iceland was helpful.I booked a SUV (Jeep Wrangler or equivalent) and when I arrived I found out that my reservation was for an economy car (Mazda CX-3). I was mislead by Kayak /Dollar, if I had know that for the price I was getting economy instead of SUV, I would not have booked.
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From $60/dayRated no. 4
Budget
6.4 Good (35 reviews)
2 locations in Reykjavik
Budget
Locations in Reykjavik
  • 6.8
  • 6.6
  • 6.4
  • 6.3
  • 6.1
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9.6 Excellent22 Sep. 2019
YesLine at check in was long
5.6 Okay23 Sep. 2017
The representative was a bit rude. although the tank was full, he insisted that I will add another 6-7 liters to the tank.
2.0 Mediocre10 Sep. 2017
KAYAK advertises false informationThey were able to upgrade us to what we paid forWe ordered a 5 person SUV and the rental was not a 5 person SUV. The rental company said they didn't offer a 5 person SUV at the price we paid and that KAYAK site was displaying false information about the class of car we paid for. There are no 5 person SUVs available in the class of car we paid for but on KAYAK the option we chose said 5 person SUV and that description on KAYAK was the deciding factor. In other words we chose this car and this company because o KAYAKS descritpion. If steps they're not taken to compensate us I will be filing complaints with staying local and private officials
10.0 Excellent18 Jul. 2017
Very easy pickup and dropoff. When we got contract at pickup, it was different than price quoted but they changed it right away. Very friendly. Someone came and picked us up at the guesthouse.Didn't advertise that they would do pickup but guesthouse proprietor said that was usually done and she called. Would have been nice if we knew that up front.
2.0 Mediocre26 May 2017
Window broken, dirty, 2.5 hr wait with a bookingWindow was broken and wouldnt roll up. With heavy winds and 30 degrees outside, this was not ideal. Since it took 2.5 hrs waiting in line to get the car i prebooked, and since rhe airport was 45 min away, i didnt have any time to return the car on my short stopover or i would have missed the time window to see beautiful iceland. Instead i had to spend more money and book a driver. The car had not been cleaned on the inside either.
9.6 Excellent28 Apr. 2017
Upgrade sagaWifi in the car. It was fun. Worth the up charge.It was abut pricey.
2.0 Mediocre20 Mar. 2017
Massive lineQueue was absolutely massive while other car hire company's queue were minimal. Instead of waiting hours, we sadly decided to rent with another provider even though we had pre-paid with budget. Pretty pathetic business practice
4.0 Okay2 Jan. 2017
Initially good customer service, but headaches folI was charged for multiple extra days because I used an after hours key drop. This is in the process of getting worked out (hopefully), but has created a major headache.
4.8 Okay1 Jan. 2017
Poor Customer ServiceThe car itself.The lack of communication regarding the price as well as the drop off time/location. They told us to drop the car off by 5 pm and they closed at 1pm. They also told us that there would be a shuttle to take us back to our hostel and there wasn't. Finally, the woman who gave us the rental said she would charge us for one day instead of two and didn't.
2.0 Mediocre7 Nov. 2016
The rental facility had moved and the organization Budget never informed us of the change. When we contacted corporate, they said they were not responsible for the iceland local. This is the worst service we have ever received. You should not have them listed as a choice!!!
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Rated no. 5
Europcar
10 Excellent (3 reviews)
3 locations in Reykjavik
Europcar
Locations in Reykjavik
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
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10.0 Excellent24 Aug. 2021
Daniel went out of his way to help with paperwork, driving directions, dropping off, etc. We got great mileage and car drove fine
10.0 Excellent9 Jul. 2021
Very quick and easy and I got a free upgrade. Saved my trip.
Rated no. 6
Hertz
9 Excellent (19 reviews)
2 locations in Reykjavik
Hertz
Locations in Reykjavik
  • 9.7
  • 9.5
  • 8.8
  • 9.1
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent14 Sep. 2018
The team at the Hertz. The pick up and drop off was excellent!The price can be more competitive.
6.0 Good7 Aug. 2018
I liked the pick up at the hotel. The car drove fine.The quote that I received on Kayak was about $20 less than when I went to pick up the car. I declined any extra insurance. I spoke with Hertz rental and they said the the Iceland office was an independent office and would check with them. They basically said that that was the price and here is your invoice of what you paid. It seems that there is nothing that I can do about this. I work in the airline industry and will not recommend Kayak, unless this is rectified.
10.0 Excellent6 Sep. 2017
Excellent ServiceWe had a last min. change of plans that brought us to Iceland for a few days. Hertz was great at getting us a rental car with virtually no notice. Wonderful people at the desk and a far better car rental experience then anything I've used in the USThe shuttle back to our hotel was a surprise bonus!
9.2 Excellent25 Jul. 2017
I liked the friendly staff. They were kind when I had to wait 20 minutes for my car to be cleaned and gave me a discount for the inconvenience. Made the wait more tolerable for sure!A little pricey, but I hnderstand the market and season is just high priced
7.2 Good27 May 2017
Insurance confusionNice new carInsurance was confusing. I thought it was included in initial offer but was advised later it was missing. Price with insurance id never have rented from Hertz.
10.0 Excellent30 Apr. 2017
The staff were very nice and made sure I had all of the information to make the best decisions about renting a car in Iceland. The car was very clean, comfortable, and drove well.
10.0 Excellent4 Mar. 2017
Staff were very helpfulHertz staff were extremely helpful. Some of the roads were closed on our route so they helped program our GPS to avoid those roads and gave suggestions of places to stop on the way.
10.0 Excellent28 Sep. 2016
Good staff - not pushy with extras/insurance
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Rated no. 7
Geysir Car Rental
7.6 Good (1 review)
2 locations in Reykjavik
Geysir Car Rental
Locations in Reykjavik
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 6
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From $42/dayRated no. 8
GREEN MOTION
Most popular
6.1 Good (13 reviews)
2 locations in Reykjavik
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Reykjavik
  • 6.3
  • 5.9
  • 6.1
  • 5.6
  • 6.3
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7.9 Good15 Jul. 2021
The car was older, beat up, and dirty. But on the flip-side, you didn’t have to worry about where you took it.
8.0 Excellent17 Feb. 2020
GPS we rented did Not work at all and when we returned the car we told the agent about and he didn’t even say anything at all.
2.0 Mediocre13 Aug. 2019
Their staff seems to be nice while they rip you off under the table. Should have read the reviews before I booked. What people say about it being a scam is completely true.- They charge arms and legs for insurance deposit and damages that weren't even done by you (lots of Google reviews from multiple people about this). - Pickup in my experience took 3 hours. Multiple people had to wait with me for several hours.
2.0 Mediocre7 Aug. 2019
Nothing.They could have had our car we reserved. Instead they didn't have anything so we were forced to rent else where.
6.0 Good2 Jan. 2018
Generally good - but could easily be improvedSlick car pick up / drop off Good, friendly staffTransport at the airport - the pickup bus was later arriving and no obvious signage on where to get picked up / meet My car had some damage on pick up - all noted fine, but the headlights were affected by the damage. Should have been fixed before re-hiring.
10.0 Excellent31 May 2017
Absolutely hassle freeVery friendly and helpful staff. I had my own insurance cover and they didn't even try to sell their own insurance. They gave me a free map, coupons for fuel discounts, and some good advice on my travel itinerary. The pick-up and drop-off was seamless with virtually no waiting time. The car was new and very well cleaned. Overall, I am very happy with the service I received and will definitely use them again on my next trip to Icelandnone really
2.0 Mediocre18 Feb. 2017
AVOID. An abysmal service. Extortionate profiteeriThey gave me a car for 6 days I supposePicked up late from Keflavik in a dangerously overloaded van. Rude and unpleasant staff. Charged £650 for replacement of a damaged windscreen that was present on collection (over double the rental cost). Go somewhere else to rent a car in Iceland.
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Rated no. 9
Avis
6.1 Good (3 reviews)
2 locations in Reykjavik
Avis
Locations in Reykjavik
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
  • 4
  • 6.6
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2.0 Mediocre23 Aug. 2020
Totally unacceptable. I rented the car (one way) well in advance and the guy at the local Avis called me that morning (Sunday) to say they had no cars, no one had returned, and there was nothing he could do about it. I spent hours calling around my area trying to find one but it was a medical emergency, and we ended up renting an Uber, hugely expensive.Everything. Avis in Westport is really bad.
8.4 Excellent27 Jun. 2017
Excellent service, slow pickupGreat car, awesome drop-off experience. Attentive employees who knew what they were doing.The pickup still took more than 1.5 hours, even though I had reserved/booked in advance, which made me miss my hotel check-out time. One unfortunate employee was left to deal with a long line of customers who hadn't booked in advance, further penalizing those who had planned ahead.
8.0 Excellent31 May 2017
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Rated no. 10
Enterprise
5.8 Okay (3 reviews)
2 locations in Reykjavik
Enterprise
Locations in Reykjavik
  • 8
  • 7.3
  • 5.3
  • 4.6
  • 4
Recent reviews
6.0 Good3 Aug. 2019
Staff was friendly, good price performance ration.Unluckily if you book the car and you are there only one day with the cruise ship to pick up the car (no matter if with reservation or without) took more than one hour. This made our day trip very stressful, because we lost so much time. Employees should not work as tourist information if long line.
5.2 Okay7 Jul. 2019
I had booked my reservation to be picked up at 1 and dropped off at 3 and when I arrived at the return the agent charges us an extra $80 usd for the addition two hours because our reservation didn’t note the addition two hours
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Rated no. 11
Economy Rent a Car
4.5 Okay (12 reviews)
1 location in Reykjavik
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Reykjavik
  • 5.6
  • 5.6
  • 4.6
  • 3.9
  • 4.7
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay17 Sep. 2021
The car was filthy with black/ oily grime on steering wheel and all buttons, the tires were low in air so we had to constantly find gas station to fill them, the car was dented and with broken light covers. Ended having to pay for daily insurance which doubled the rental cost.could have found a better car for the same price elsewhere. Pick up and drop off was convenient
1.9 Horrible17 Aug. 2021
The drop off was quick. Only because we were the only people there. The pick up was a complete mess and took forever. Took a long time for the shuttle to arrive from the airport. The rental car was very old. It had 110,000 miles on it was was very. I wish I had rented from hertz. avis, or enterprise and not a discount car rental.
3.9 Mediocre15 Aug. 2021
Waited over an hour for pickup at the airport. Can't reach the office by phone, no one picks up. Rental location is different than listed (search for Bílar og hjól)
1.9 Horrible10 Aug. 2021
Car was fine, but it took 2.5 hours of waiting to pick up the car. Rent from someone else.
3.9 Mediocre3 Aug. 2021
It took over an hour to check out and receive the vehicle, which was not washed after the last driver. The electronic fault light was on from the moment I picked up the vehicle (orange, not red) and I later found out the windshield wipers were in horrible condition making it difficult and dangerous to drive in the rain. Other than that, the vehicle (Dacia Duster) performed well and seemed mechanically sound. The drop of process was as bad as the checkout. The address on the rental form was NOT the address to return the vehicle. After several “Google attempts” to find the address for the return location, I finally stopped at a competitor’s office to ask directions. I (and others returning vehicles) were expected to wait over an hour to return the vehicle while it was checked in and inspected for damage. I arrived 3.5 hours before my flight. After several customers threatened to just leave the keys and get taxis to the airport (we were told we couldn’t use the shuttle if our cars were not “properly” checked in) the staff finally took us to the head of the line. By the time I got to the terminal and through check in and security, my flight was already boarding. Very stressful overall. After repeatedly mentioning the condition of the wipers, I was emailed a check-in sheet stating they were in good condition- indicating to me the issue was not addressed for the next renter.
1.9 Horrible29 Jul. 2021
We were supposed to pick up our rental at 7am, we did not receive the rental until 9:15-9:30am. When we asked about where the rental car was, we were given the answer of “it will be here in 20 minutes” which turned into 2 hours. They did not offer us a different car instead only offered to add an additional driver for free. Also received a hard time regarding rental insurance through my credit card, the employee kept questioning my rental insurance and pressuring me to buy it through them when I already had it. When we received the car, it was beat up, rusted, tire pressure and check engine light were on. The car overall did well during the trip but I would not rent a car through this company again.
3.9 Mediocre11 Jul. 2021
Pick up at the Reykjavik airport was shoddy. 10 people crammed in a van meant for 7 plus if there was only one driver in a family only that driver was taken for the rental car pick up. That driver was then supposed to drive back to the airport to pick up the rest of the family members. The wait time to pick up the car was long (with a token system where processing each token took about 20 minutes). Imagine the wait time if you are 5th in the line (with your family waiting at the airport for you to come and pick them up after you rented the car. The car I was given had already 172000 km on it. Seats were stained and shabby. Since I did not take their insurance I had to pay $3000 as security deposit for that small car (Hyundai i10) and I do not know if that car was worth that price in the 2nd hand car market.
2.0 Mediocre6 Jul. 2018
Didn't get the car we chose/were billed forWe were a party of 6 adults with 6 pieces of large luggage and 6 pieces of small luggage. We requested, had a confirmation and paid for a Toyota Sienna van with room for 7 adults and lots of luggage, but received a Citroen Picasso with room for 6 adults and no luggage. There was nothing else available at pick up and there was nothing they could do to make it better. Would not provide a roof rack unless we paid for the rental of it. We were therefore extremely crowded and uncomfortable for the entire time of the rental. The rental location was very hard to find as it was not at the airport as expected, where all the other rental companies were located. Would never rent from them again.
6.0 Good23 May 2017
Not the best valueStaff were friendly and easy to communicate with. Insurance was offered at a reasonable rate.Rental was actually through Fair Car, not Economy Rent a Car. While somewhat cheaper than other large car options, we still paid a lot for a car that was a tight squeeze for five people and our luggage. We changed the pick up by only a few hours, which led to a noticeable change in price. After it was all said and done, the car was almost $200 more than expected. It looks like we were originally quoted a price in euros, not US dollars and local taxes were omitted.
7.2 Good6 May 2017
Cheap and fair.We were not informed that the Iceland Economy Car Rental company does a "pick up service" since their building is not in the airport. This meant we were not looking for the driver when we landed and missed him. This created great confusion as we did not have cell service there to contact the company and had to find airport help.
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Sunnycars
6 locations in Reykjavik
Sunnycars
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keddy by Europcar
4 locations in Reykjavik
keddy by Europcar
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Fair Car
3 locations in Reykjavik
Fair Car
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From $43/day
Global Rent A Car
3 locations in Reykjavik
Global Rent A Car
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Alamo
2 locations in Reykjavik
Alamo
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FLIZZR
2 locations in Reykjavik
FLIZZR
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Ice Rental 4x4
2 locations in Reykjavik
Ice Rental 4x4
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Ice Rental Cars
2 locations in Reykjavik
Ice Rental Cars
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Kings Travel
2 locations in Reykjavik
Kings Travel
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National
2 locations in Reykjavik
National
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From $39/day
NU Car
Cheapest deal
2 locations in Reykjavik
NU Car
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From $47/day
PROCAR
2 locations in Reykjavik
PROCAR
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RAS Car Rental
2 locations in Reykjavik
RAS Car Rental
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Route 1 Car Rental
2 locations in Reykjavik
Route 1 Car Rental
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SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
2 locations in Reykjavik
SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
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City Car Rental
1 location in Reykjavik
City Car Rental
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Firefly
1 location in Reykjavik
Firefly
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Go Car Rental
1 location in Reykjavik
Go Car Rental
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INTERRENT
1 location in Reykjavik
INTERRENT
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Nordic Car Rental
1 location in Reykjavik
Nordic Car Rental
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Northern Lights
1 location in Reykjavik
Northern Lights
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Right Cars
1 location in Reykjavik
Right Cars
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530 travellers who hired a car in Reykjavik gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

Car hire locations in or near Reykjavik

Good to know

Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$76/day

Good deal

$53/day

When to book a car hire in Reykjavik

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Reykjavik

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Reykjavik car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Reykjavik.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Reykjavik car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Reykjavik

  • Looking to rent a car during your time in Reykjavik? For travelers landing at Keflavik International Airport, the hire car counters can be found in the Arrival Hall of the airport’s main terminal. If you are arriving in Reykjavik Airport on a domestic flight, you will find the Europcar hire desk on the west side of the airport and the Hertz hire desk on the east side of the airport.
  • Travelers should be aware that many of the tunnels and bridges in Iceland are one way and the right of way is given to whoever arrives first. This is particularly important because these bridges and tunnels tend to be quite narrow, and nobody wants to have to back up on a tiny bridge.
  • One of the major advantages of renting a car in Reykjavik is that it truly enables you to visit any part of the country. Many wonderful sites and natural wonders are easily accessible on a day trip from Reykjavik such as the Blue Lagoon, Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, and Kirkjufjara Beach. However, make sure to keep an eye on your fuel tank, as petrol stations are sparse in Iceland.
  • Despite its relatively small size, Reykjavik still experiences the typical morning rush hour from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and evening rush hour from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. However, drivers will be happy to hear that the congestion is by no means severe, so, besides a few of the downtown streets backing up, there isn’t too much to worry about.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Reykjavik for $53 or less
  • Book your car hire in Reykjavik at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Reykjavik are around 7% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate car hires in Reykjavik are around 38% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Reykjavik

  • Some car hire companies in Reykjavik which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget and Dollar

  • On average a hire car in Reykjavik costs $76 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Reykjavik are Dollar (8.2, 159 reviews), Thrifty (8.2, 95 reviews), and Sixt (6.8, 322 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Reykjavik is $10.17 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $122 and $163, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Reykjavik.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Keflavik Intl airport include GREEN MOTION, Sixt and Dollar.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Reykjavik Domestic airport include Budget, Dollar, Global Rent A Car, NU Car and PROCAR.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Keflavik Intl airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Sixt, Budget, Dollar, Ace, NU Car and PROCAR.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Reykjavik Domestic airport to off-airport locations include Sixt, Budget, Dollar, Global Rent A Car and PROCAR.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Reykjavik costs $36 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Reykjavik costs $46 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car hire in Reykjavik costs $69 per day, on average.

  • In Reykjavik, cars are most frequently hired at Global Rent A Car Keflavik International Airport (39 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Reykjavik costs $531 per week ($76 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Reykjavik costs $2,274 per month ($76 per day).

  • Weather and time of year are two of the main factors to take into consideration when choosing a car for your time in Reykjavik. In summer, for instance, small cars will be able to handle the roads with no issues. However, come winter, small cars can struggle with the weather, so it may be better to go with a midsize car instead.

  • The standard speed limit on urban roads in Reykjavik is 50 km/h (31 mph), while on rural gravel roads it is 80 km/h (50 mph) and 90 km/h (56 mph) on rural paved roads. In residential areas, typically, the speed limit is 30 km/h (18 mph). There are also lower advisory speed limits posted along many of the roads.

  • In part due to its isolated location, Iceland, features very high petrol prices. In general, drivers will find that petrol prices range from 805 ISK ($6.50) to 867 ISK ($7.00) per gallon. Also, it is important to note that petrol will be purchased per liter and not per gallon.

  • Drivers will be happy to hear that parking in Reykjavik is always free after 6:00 p.m. and all day on Sundays. Aside from that, parking rates go by the area (P1 - P4), with P1 being the most expensive and P3 being the cheapest; P4 is a separate weekend only designation. The general rule of thumb is that, as you get closer to Laugavegur High Street, parking becomes more expensive. Also, there are plenty of parking garages to be found in Reykjavik.