Cheap car hire in Iceland with VIP Cars
|Minimum age to rent a car in Iceland:||21 years|
|Minimum car hire period:||1 day|
Rent a car and explore Iceland – a Nordic European island country located at the confluence of the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge – in total ease! Iceland is a spectacularly beautiful place if you love out of the ordinary and devastate landscapes. Summer is the best time to go to Iceland and even then the tourist traffic is just modest. Reykjavik, Akureyri, Stykkishólmur, Keflavik and Ísafjörður are few of the many interesting cities in Iceland that are best covered with a convenience of a rental car. You can also drive to its various National Parks or explore locations like Bleu Lagoo, Gulfoss, Geysir and Jökulsárlón.
A country of natural geysers, lagoons, natural landscapes and beauty, Iceland has a lot to explore and a rental car is a perfect way to accomplish that. Call us now to book your car hire!
Car rental advice and useful information:
- In Iceland it is illegal to take your vehicle off-the road. So whether you are driving a standard car or a geared-up 4X4, taking your rental car off the road might lead to fines. Call for more info.
- In some areas in Iceland the roads are not paved but made of densely-packed gravel so as to prevent slipping/skidding. It can damage your rental’s tyres, go slow while on these gravel roads.
- There are many roads in Iceland which are single-lane. This is especially the case in rural areas; look out for signs that indicate give way, and drive slowly.
Car rental companies we work with in Iceland
In Iceland, we work with a big variety of car rental agencies which have their offices in almost all major airport and city locations within the country. These suppliers are known to offer a big fleet of cars that you can search and compare on our booking engine.
They also offer a big network of locations, allowing us to offer one-way option with the deals; however note that for this service, the suppliers charge a small per-day fee. Hence with us you can pick your car at one place in Iceland and can return it somewhere else in the country. The following are the rental car companies we have partnered with in Iceland:
- Ace Rent a Car
- Alamo Rent a Car
- Dollar Rent a Car
- Enterprise Rent a Car
- National Rent a Car
- Sixt Rent a Car
Best type of car to rent in Iceland
The best type of car to book for your Iceland trip totally depends on the itinerary you are planning — a simple city vacation trip, adventurous trip or a business trip. Keep in mind the luggage space and the number of people accompanying you while choosing the car category.
The 4x4s are the most popular car types that travelers rent on our website for Iceland. Here is the list of the car-types that you can expect to find on VIP Cars while conducting a search for Iceland car hire deals:
Luxury car rental Iceland
While looking a luxury car rental for Iceland on VIP Cars, you can expect to see Corvette, Audi, Bentley, Mercedes, Rolls Royce & many other exotic and premium cars. In order to book a cheap car, book your rental car at least 3-4 months in advance.
4x4 rental Iceland
Numerous travelers visiting Iceland come and adventure in mind for which 4x4s or SUVs – jeeps & convertibles – are the best car-types. While SUVs give ample space for equipment, a 4x4 is just the perfect vehicle for all – from camping to road tripping to safaris.
Van/Minivan rental Iceland
Business or leisure, people mover vehicles are popular with both types of travelers. 7, 8, 9, 12 and 15 passenger vans and minivans are the full-size cars that you can compare on VIP Cars for Iceland.
Cheap car rental Iceland
With us, you can compare sedans, minis, compacts and economy cars from variety of brands at one place. Best for city travel, these vehicles are fuel efficient and helps you save big on fuel charges.
Popular car hire locations in Iceland
The locations given on the right are the ones in Iceland where you can request a car hire pick up or drop-off. All you have to do is use the 'Different drop-off location?’ section on our search form. By doing this all the deals that you come across will be inclusive of the one-way fee.
Note that our partner companies have rental desks at most of the locations and where there are none, they offer meet and greet service for the convenience of the customers.
- Akureyri Airport
- Akureyri Downtown
- Egilsstadir Airport
- Hofn Airport
- Isafjordur Airport
- Keflavik Intl Airport
- Hafnarfjordur Downtown
- Reykjavik Airport
Frequently asked questions
What do I need to rent a car in Iceland?
To be eligible to rent a car in Iceland, the drivers need to have a valid and full driver’s license, a credit card and passport. If you are not the international traveler, you can also show some other form of identification. Note that at the time of the pick up if you don’t have any of these documents you won’t be allowed to pick the car. Some suppliers who allow payment through debit cards, they might also be asked to show the return ticket. Read the deal-specific T&Cs & the voucher for more information.
How much does it cost to rent a car in Iceland?
The cost of the rental car depends on the car-type you are booking and the location in Iceland where you are planning to pick the car. Drivers who are under 25 might be asked to pay young driver surcharge; other things that you may add to your rental price are one-way service, and renting a car at the last minute, especially in the peak season and so on. Call us for more information.
Can I drive in Iceland with US/UK/Indian driver’s license?
Yes, foreigners having a valid driver’s licence (DI) can drive in Iceland, provided their DI is full and valid. Though International driver’s permit is not required in Iceland, if it is being asked by the supplier you will have to produce it at the time of pickup, otherwise it is possible that the supplier will not allow you to pick the car.
Can I rent a car in Iceland without credit card?
Most probably 'no’, this is because credit card is quoted as one of the main documents you need to show for a successful pickup. Just give us a call; we will help you find the supplier which allows debit card or even cash. Another alternative is to use someone else’s credit card, but in that case the car rental booking will be made in the credit card holder’s name and he/she will have to be present at the rental desk for the pickup process.