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Find great rental car deals in Iceland

By comparing rental car prices with all major car rental companies in Iceland we are able to provide the best car rental prices. With our selected partners you will not only find great rental car deals but also car hire companies that provide excellent customer service and quality rental cars. Find a wide range of deals for economy, compact and 4x4 cars in Iceland. You can compare cheap prices for your car rental in Iceland in simple steps. No hidden fees and 24/7 customer support. Car rental with Unlimited Mileage, Theft Protection and CDW insurance included in the prices. 

What to keep in mind when renting a car in Iceland

The minimum age to rent a car is 20 years old or to have held the driving license for a minimum of 12 months and with some suppliers for people over 75 years of age. Young driver fee may apply to many car rental companies for people under 25 years of age. This information is visible in the search engine with Orbit Car Hire. Accidents are something we do not control, therefore it is important to keep in mind what kind of coverage you have. At Orbit Car Hire you are able to buy additional coverage so you can travel around the Island without worry. In Iceland, you drive on the right side of the road. For the countries that drive on the left lane, this can be confusing but good to know before you begin the journey. You will only find one toll road in Iceland. A tunnel in the north between Akureyri and Mývatn called Vaðlaheiðagöng. 

Pay attention to the weather conditions in Iceland. The weather can change quickly and is unexpected. A good piece of advice is to park the car in front of the wind on windy days in Iceland. During the summer months, it is important to pay attention to sheep. The fun fact is that Iceland has more sheep than people. Speed is important in Iceland, especially on gravel roads. 

Find a cheap rental car deal in Iceland

Book a cheap car hire in Iceland and explore all of what the country has to offer. A great way to find a rental car for a low price is to book in advance. At Orbit Car Hire we have made agreements with some of the best car rental companies for you to compare low rental car prices for all seasons. By doing this you are not only able to find cheap prices but also quality car rental service to make your experience unique. 

Looking for a rent a car for pleasure or business? With our search engine you can find low prices for all categories from economy to luxury, mini-vans to SUV's so you will be able to find the car that suits your trip. The search engine at the top you can enter the pick-up and drop-off locations in the country, whether you are looking for a one-way trip or rent a car at an airport location. You will find low prices in the search engine with no hidden fee's, filter your preferred transmission type. Book online and let us help you with our customer support team by phone, email or on Live Chat. 

Best ways to travel to Iceland

Since Iceland is an island there are two ways to enter the country, by airplane or ship. The most popular way to enter Iceland is by plane through Keflavik International Airport (KEF). Airlines often mention Reykjavík Airport but Iceland only has one International Airport that is in Keflavik located 30 minutes from the capital, Reykjavík. Many major airlines fly to Iceland such as their local airline Icelandair but also EasyJet, Lufthansa, SAS, WizzAir, Air Baltic and more. You can also come with a ferry Smyrilline that comes to Seyðisfjörður located in the east of the island. Cruise ships also stop by Iceland by the port of Reykjavík and Akureyri. 

Information about Iceland

Iceland is known for its geological contrasts. It is often spoken as the 'Land of Fire and Ice'. Iceland is home to some of the biggest glaciers in the world and some of the most active volcanoes. In the summertime, Iceland has daylight 24/7 as it simply does not get dark, and in the wintertime, Iceland has almost no daylight in December. The longest day in Iceland is always around the 20th of June and the darkest day is around the 21st of December. Icelandic glaciers are on average 350 meters thick. The biggest glacier Vatnajökull is 8,000 square kilometres, and the second biggest Langjökull is 900 square kilometres. Most of the glaciers in Iceland are in the middle and south of the country, this is due to weather conditions in Iceland. Iceland is also known for its endless waterfalls. It feels like everywhere you go there will be a waterfall waiting for you. Some of these waterfalls are absolutely breathtaking to see, the most powerful waterfall in Iceland is Dettifoss. It is also known as the second most powerful waterfall in all of Europe with a height of 44 meters. It is difficult to mention all waterfalls in Iceland, but we recommend seeing Skógarfoss, Seljalandsfoss, Gljúfrabúi and Gullfoss. 

Good to know in Iceland

  • Maximum speed is 90km / h on paved roads, 80km / h on gravel roads and 50km / h in urban areas4x4 Car Rental in Iceland
  • You drive on the right lane
  • Watch out for animals. Iceland has around 800,000 sheep. 
  • Drive carefully on Gravel Roads
  • Watch out for speed cameras
  • Icelandic tap water is safe and one of the best you can find. 

One Way Car Rental in Iceland

When finding offers through Orbit Car Hire and its Car Rental companies, you can rent a car from one pick-up location in Iceland and return to another location. One way fee may apply, and they are included in Orbit Car Hire deals when searching for one way car hire. Our car rental companies in Iceland do not offer to return the car in another country, however, you can find domestic one-way rental options such as Keflavik toReykjavík or Reykjavík to Keflavík.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to rent a car in Iceland?

A credit card in the name of the main driver needs to be presented. A security deposit may be required while renting a car so it is important that the credit card has sufficient funds. You can find details about the security deposit listed while booking the vehicle as well as on your voucher. It is important to have a valid driving license with the name of the main driver as well as additional drivers when it applies. An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not clearly identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements. You will need to have identification with you such as a passport and ID cards.

How old do I need to be to rent a car in Iceland?

The minimum age to rent a car is 20 years old and with some suppliers for people over 75 years of age. Young driver fee may apply to many car rental companies for people under 25 years of age.

Do I need car rental insurance in Iceland?

Insurances are very important when renting a car and can be different between countries. When renting a car in Iceland with Orbit Car Hire the prices will include mandatory insurances in the country.

Do I need a credit card to rent a car in Iceland?

In most cases, a credit card is required to be presented in the name of the main driver. A security deposit may be required when renting a car so it is important to have sufficient funds on the credit card. When searching for a car at Orbit Car Hire you can see credit card requirements from all our suppliers.

Do I need an international driving license when renting a car in Iceland?

An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not clearly identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements.

How do I find the cheapest car hire in Iceland?

You can find cheap car hire by comparing prices with all major car rentals at Orbit Car Hire. A good idea can be to book in advance as the prices can raise the closer to the travel period gets. 

What is the cheapest rental car in Iceland?

You will find the mini car category or economy cars to be the cheapest car categories. Vehicles such as Hyundai I10 and Suzuki Jimny often provide the best prices. 

What is the best car rental company in Iceland?

You may find excellent service provided by companies such as Europcar, Enterprise rent a car, Alamo and Icerental4x4. 

What types and makes of rental cars deals can I find in Iceland?

You will find car types such as mini, economy, compact, Full-Size and SUV cars. Popular rental cars are Hyundai I10, Toyota Yaris, Dacia Duster and Suzuki Vitara.

Does my rental car have unlimited mileage when I rent a car in Iceland?

Most car rentals in Iceland offer unlimited mileage in their offers. 

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All Car Rental Companies in Iceland with Orbit Car Hire

Europcar car rental in Iceland Enterprise rent a car in Iceland Alamo Car rental in Iceland
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