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

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 fees 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 can 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 car hire deal in Iceland

Book a cheap car in Iceland and explore all of what the continent has to offer. A great way to find a car for a low price is to book in advance. At Orbit, we have made agreements with some of the best international and local brands in Iceland for you to compare low prices for all seasons. By doing this you are not only able to find cheap prices but also quality 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 fees, filter your preferred transmission type. Book online and help you with our customer support team by phone, email, or 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 of 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 kilometers, and the second biggest Langjökull is 900 square kilometers. 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. 

Why hire a car in Iceland? 

To rent a car means you are independent and free to explore all the beautiful and hidden places in Iceland. You can get a car at Keflavik International Airport, in Reykjavík, or other attractive places in Iceland. With Orbit, you will be able to hire a car in Iceland or anywhere in the world. With cheap prices, we make your trip even better. Book a vehicle for your next trip to our site. We offer great deals and transparent prices with no hidden extras. On our easy-to-use website, you can choose the right vehicle for your trip to Iceland.

Orbit is offering your own personal guide for Iceland

To have a great experience in a foreign country, you need guidance. Orbit is always one step ahead. With cheap cars and your personal guide, you'll be well equipped for your independent adventure. The guide is completely customized for your trip. You can create it for the dates you want to travel and it includes all the events, travel information, maps, weather, custom chapters, and much more. You don't have to spend your valuable time trying to figure out when and where you want to travel. With just a few clicks, you'll have everything together and ready for your trip.

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 and its top brands, you can pick up the car at one location in Iceland and return to another location. A one-way fee may apply, and they are included in Orbit Car Hire deals when searching for a one-way trip. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to rent a car in Iceland?

credit card in the name of the main driver needs to be presented. A security deposit may be required while renting a car so the credit card must have 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. When you pick up your rental car you need to have your voucher with you.

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 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 you can see credit card requirements from all our suppliers.

Do I need an international driving license 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 increase closer to the travel period. 

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 book it for Iceland?

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

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FAQ

What you need to know about renting a car

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How to make a booking with Orbit Car Hire?

You can easily book your vehicle with Orbit Car Hire. First, you have to choose the date and location of your rental in our booking form. In the next step, you can pick out the vehicle you want from the list provided. After filling out the personal information form there is a step where you choose the payment method and you simply fill in your credit card information. In the end, you can print out your voucher, which is needed at the time of pick-up.

What are the charges for security deposits?

Every car rental has its security deposit policy. You will find the information about the security deposit while booking the vehicle or on your voucher. 

What if I would like to change my booking?

If you need to change your booking you have made through Orbit Car Hire please contact our customer support team at customerservice@orbitcarhire.com or by phone at +354 823 0165. You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information please read the Terms of Use. 

How do I cancel my booking?

You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information please read the Conditions of Use. Our customer service team will address your requests in due time:

When do I pay for the rental car?

You pay a small deposit when making the booking as a guarantee. The remaining balance is paid when you pick up your rental vehicle. Please keep in mind that the payment at the counter is paid in local currency. 

What is included in the price?

Most of the reservations made by Orbit Car Hire include unlimited mileage, local tax, mandatory fees, and collision damage waiver. In steps 1 and 2 in the booking process or on your voucher, you can see all the details about your booking inclusions.

Are there any hidden fees?

There are no hidden charges! All mandatory surcharges and fees are presented in the 3rd step of the booking process and our Terms and Conditions. Please note that additional charges may apply for some rentals in case of:

  • Out of hours surcharge (when picking up the vehicle out of office hours),
  • One way fee (when returning the vehicle at a different location),
  • The service charge for fuel (prepaid fuel policy),
  • Young/senior driver fee (this condition is set by the car hire company and is usually not about the regulation of the specific country),
  • Excess and deposit amount (before hiring you to need to make sure your credit card limit is high enough for the deposit amount to be blocked which usually equals the excess amount or higher).

We advise our clients to read the Terms and Conditions carefully before the rental to avoid any surprises. Our knowledgeable customer service agents will gladly help you with any questions via phone, email, or live chat during our opening hours.

What is a voucher and why do I need it?

A voucher is a document that confirms your booking, the price for your booking, and the payment of your booking. It is mandatory to have your voucher with you at the time of pick up. If you do not have the voucher with you at the time of pick up, the vehicle provider may refuse to release the vehicle to you or can change the price of the rental.

What is an airport or premium location fee?

Premium location/airport fee is a fee that covers the location service costs. This fee is usually included in the price but may still occur at some locations and is charged locally.

What is Premium Coverage and how does it work?

Premium Coverage is an optional service by Orbit Car Hire which, if accepted, covers your financial accountability for damage or theft to the hired vehicle. This is not insured with a car hire company that reduces the excess amount, but a cover that refunds you in case the car hire company charges you for damage or theft. With this option, you will be reimbursed up to 3000 EUR. For more information, you can read the Terms and Conditions or contact us.

How do I get the cheapest car hire?

Prices vary frequently. It is best to book a car 3 to 8 weeks in advance of your desired pick-up date - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. Find the best deal on car hire in Alicante!

How many countries does Orbit Car Hire compare?

We at Orbit Car Hire compare car hire prices in over 140 countries, including popular destinations within Europe such as Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Iceland, Croatia, Malta, France, Slovenia, Germany. 

What currency should I use to pay for the car?

You can pay the confirmation fee on Orbit's page in EUR, GBP, ISK and USD. When you pick up your car hire you will pay the remaining balance in the currency that is in the country of pick up. 

Can I rent a car from inside the terminal?

You can hire a car from inside the terminal. When you compare our offers, you can filter "In Terminal" to see all the offers we have that are inside the terminal. 

What is the cheapest car to rent?

The cheapest car to rent is the Fiat 500, Volkswagen Up and Fiat Panda. 

Can I add an additional driver to my booking?

You can always add an additional driver to your booking when you are finding your deal on Orbit Car Hire. If you have already made a booking, you can contact us to add the additional driver. You can also add an additional driver to your booking when you pick up the vehicle. 

What payment methods are accepted by Orbit Car Hire

You can pay with a debit card and credit card when making a booking with Orbit Car Hire. We accept Mastercard and Visa. 

Can I drop off my car at a different location?

Yes, you can. When you look for car hire deals on our webpage you can press "Yes" to "Different drop off location" and you will see all the best deals for a one-way car hire. 

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