Car hire in Iceland
Hiring a car in Iceland
Iceland is a country of contradictions. Known as ‘the land of fire and ice’, it is home to some of the world’s most active volcanoes and some of Europe’s largest glaciers.
During the peak of summertime, there is almost 24-hour days of sunshine, while in winter there are just a few hours of daylight - with the latter being the perfect setting to get a clear view of the magical Northern Lights.
It truly is a unique destination that offers visitors unspoilt nature, a vibrant culture and magnificent landscapes - all of which can be explored easily with your hire car.
What you need to know
There’s plenty of choice when it comes to hiring a car in Iceland, as many well-known companies - such as Alamo, Budget, Thrifty and Enterprise - operate in the country. To narrow your search, you can use our booking tool to find the type of car you want, for your selected dates and budget.
Holiday Autos don’t charge hidden fees and there are no credit card charges, meaning the price you see is the price you pay. You can also cancel for free, should your plans change unexpectedly and we’re on hand 24/7 if you need us.
Where to pick up your car
There are are host of airports in Iceland, with the largest and most-used hub in Iceland being Reykjavík-Keflavík Airport (KEF). This is the one you’re likely to land in if you’re opting to fly to the island from elsewhere in the world. At the airport, some car rental companies operate out of the terminal, some have a shuttle bus service and some will send representatives to meet you. If you’ve arranged your hire car beforehand, then you’d just need to fill in some paperwork and away you go.
If you’re flying from somewhere else in Iceland, then it’s likely you’ll fly to Reykjavík Airport (RKV), which means you’ll arrive in the country’s capital. You can pick up your car from here as well, but it’s worth checking to see if the company you wish to use have representation here.