Car rental in Iceland


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* The prices were calculated on 29.05.2023 for a 4 days prepaid rental at Keflavik International Airport starting on 05.06.2023. Our prices fluctuate daily and this offer is not guaranteed.

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Car Rental in Iceland with Sixt

Car Rental in Iceland with Sixt

Take advantage of fly and drive in Iceland when you rent a car from Sixt. We have a choice of three locations where you can pick up your car hire in Iceland. You can fly directly into either Keflavik or Reykjavik airports and get great deals straight from the Sixt counters at these airports, or head straight to central Reykjavik where we also have an office. The car rental in Iceland agreement can be customised to your needs.Additional drivers, sat nav rental, child seat rental, or LDW insurance can easily be added amongst many other options. Simply pick the car hire of your choice such as 4x4, convertible, economy, sports car or van. Then head out on the open road and explore Iceland.
The rules of driving in Iceland

The rules of driving in Iceland

To help you with your car hire in Iceland, this checklist lists the basic rules of the road.
  • Traffic travels on the right. Many country roads are gravel surface.
  • Both seatbelts and headlights must be used at all times while travelling in a vehicle
  • Speed limits are 30mph in built up areas, 50mph on gravelled country roads and 55mph on tarmac roads out of town.
  • Mobile phones cannot be used at all while driving in Iceland
  • You need to be aged 21 or over to be eligible for car rental in Iceland, and 25 or over for 4x4 cars.
  • The blood alcohol limit is 0.05%
It is important to remember that driving conditions can be hazardous during the cold season especially. Take extra care when driving in sub-zero temperatures, and watch out for ice on the road.
Travelling around Iceland in your car rental

Travelling around Iceland in your car rental

Don't stay in the capital, Iceland has so much more to offer. Visit one of the many national parks such as Vatnajokull which is the largest national park in Europe, covering 12% of Iceland. It is also the location of the country's highest mountain, Hvannadalshnukur, highest volume waterfall, Dettifoss, and largest glacier, Vatnajokull, all within easy reach by car. Renting a car on your arrival with Sixt Car Hire will give you the freedom to explore the wondrous and unusual sights which Iceland has to offer.
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Flexible rental options

Select the flexibility option when booking and change or cancel your reservation free of charge.

Car rental under 25 in Iceland

You will need to be at least 20 with a license held for at least 1 year to drive a SIXT rental in Iceland. Some car categories have a higher minimum rental age, and an underage driver fee applies to those under 25.

Driving tips for Iceland

Driving in Iceland can be treacherous. It’s recommended to book a vehicle with all-wheel drive and avoid certain roads that are rough or impassable due to snow or ice. You are allowed to take your SIXT rental on local ferries from the mainland to the islands, except the ferry from Seyðisfjörður.

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Customer reviews & feedback

Based on 1124 reviews
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Ignacio R.
The car and the staff were great. The only problem was that costumers are supposed to have a credit card, which I don´t, so the pick up took more than 30 minutes and at the begining they could not assure me that I was going to take the car. Finally everything worked with my debit card.
K. S.
Staff is very accommodating. New trainee, Karlo (sorry I am butchering your name!) was very pleasant and answered all of our questions. Return was a breeze too. The electric vehicle was fun to drive and provided us the capabilities needed for the terrain to reach our destination.
Kostas P.
Very friendly and helpful. Ready to give solutions. Thank you James and Zsolt.
Becky W.
Had an exceptional experience at the Sixt location at Keflavík Airport in Iceland. The person assisting us was James. I highly recommend you seek him out. He thoroughly explains everything, shares helpful tips, and makes sure you are well aware of the repercussions of getting caught speeding. We had an electric AWD MG SUV that was brand new. It handled exceptionally well and the maps were already set to English for us. We definitely received first class service.
William G.
Sixt was great to hire from when we arrived in iceland, James on the desk was super helpful to help plan our trip and advise us on how to save money on toll roads etc. Thanks James.!
Sergio D.
Well, all the car hire companies in Iceland have a lot of very bad reviews, among the "least worst" reviews I have hand picked Sixt. Based on other people experiences we decided to grab the full insurance coverage and refuel the car by ourselves before return it a week later. As per reviews suggestions on the collection day we checked every single part of the car looking for dents, scratches and any faulty thing. I took loads of photos and my wife had some videos as evidence thinking ahead on the return date, actually the agent recommended us to do that as well. Even after perform all these visual checks I called the agent to personally show him some small scratches, as per other people reviews recommendation. The only unexpected expense was he offered us a "sand & ash protection" policy which pays any damage excess OVER 2000 EUR. In case of a strong storm or a volcanic eruption car painting can get damaged and it is supposed that the full protection policy doesn't cover it. Despite we additionally had our personal full car coverage policy from UK we decided to grab it just in case. We asked him if they had free WiFi in their office and he offered us a WiFi mobile spot instead to take with us for 10 EUR a day. Neither O2 nor Vodafone roaming data services worked and based on previous bad experiences buying local SIMs abroad we decided to take it. We all four were using it on our trip through SW Iceland and it was pretty useful, I recommend it mainly for families or groups. I drove 1.300+ km with no issues, just one day last strong blizzard. Return date came over and we refueled on the service station next to Sixt office located turning the corner. All the return process was OK, no issues, I have had no extra charges since February when I hired the car. I know it can sound as lot of work to hire a car in Iceland, but it is worth to do it, you are free to go wherever you want, just try to use paved roads in order to avoid any inconvenience. Tip, next to the main office entrance door there is a kind of umbrella stand containing an angled mirror, it is intended to check the car bottom body so you don't have to kneel looking for any hidden damage.
Satisfied with the service. It’s not always easy with sixt, but this office was able to manage my needs. The customer service is excellent
Robert H.
These guys are top notch!! Great service, I had an electric car this time and it was perfect, not having to worry about fuel the whole time. Most places in Iceland have electric charging stations. New MG
elodie r.
All was good ! Thanks to James
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