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Keflavik International Airport (KEF) is the main airport in Iceland. Located 50 kilometers from the capital Reykjavík. Iceland has two airlines, Icelandair and Play Air but it also has over 20 airlines from Europe and America offering direct flights to KEF airport. These include Delta Airlines, American Airlines, SAS Airlines, Wizzair, British Airways, Lufthansa amongst many others. Around 10 million people go through KEF airport every year. Most of them are from the UK, Germany, France, US, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Poland, Canada. 

One-way car hire in Keflavik 

With around 80% of visitors in Iceland coming through Keflavik Airport it is the most popular destination to hire a car in Iceland. All car rental companies provide pickup in Keflavik Airport. In the terminal, you will find brands such as Europcar, Avis, Budget and Hertz. Other car rental companies provide a free shuttle service to their office. Often you can rent a car from Keflavik and return it to another location. The most  popular one-way car rentals in Keflavik are: 

  • Keflavik - Reykjavik.
  • Keflavík - Akureyri
  • Keflavík - Egilsstaðir

Where to pick up your Keflavik Airport rental car 

Picking up your rental car in Keflavik Airport is an easy process when booking with Orbit Car Hire. You will find brands such as Europcar, Hertz, Avis and Budget to have rental kiosks inside the terminal. All other brands offer free shuttle service from Keflavik International Airport to their offices. You will find your rental car pick up instructions on your voucher, you can also see it while searching for offers through Orbit Car Hire.

Keflavik Airport has a tourist information desk located in the arrivals hall. The agents on the information desk will also be able to provide all needed information about all car rental companies in Iceland. So if you have any doubt after you land, simply walk to them and ask them for instructions on how to find your rental car in Iceland. 

Keflavik International Airport is one of the few airports in Iceland where you can enjoy duty-free both when leaving and arriving in Iceland. So we recommend stopping at the duty-free shop while you wait for your luggage and purchase what you need there as it can save you money. You will also find great restaurants in Keflavik Airport as well as bars to relax while you wait. 

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    Most popular rental cars at Keflavik Airport  

    The most popular rental cars in Keflavik Airport are SUVs and 4x4 vehicles. The road condition can be harsh in Iceland, with narrow roads, gravel roads, highlands and winter conditions we recommend renting an SUV for your trip to Iceland. It will give you the safety needed for all types of conditions so you can drive around Iceland - worry-free. 

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    Hire a car at Keflavik International Airport (KEF) 

    Keflavik International Airport is also known as Reykjavík International Airport or Reykjavík-Keflavik Airport. It is the main airport in Iceland hosting almost all international flights arriving in Iceland. Find your low-cost car hire at Keflavik Airport with Orbit Car Hire.

    Keflavik International Airport

    Keflavik Airport (KEF)
    Keflavik, Southern Peninsula Region, 235



    Name: Keflavik Airport (KEF)

    Latitude: 63.9868, Longitude:


What you need to know about renting a car

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 own 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 in 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 in relation to the regulation of the specific country),
  • Excess and deposit amount (before hiring you 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 in order to avoid any unexpected 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.

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