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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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Brenn T.
We rented a compact car for 10 days in Iceland. Upon arriving we were offered an upgrade to a Jeep Compass for an extremely reasonable rate, plus a second driver added. The individual working at the front desk (unfortunately I do not have his name) was professional, kind, answered our questions, and gave helpful tips about the area and driving around the country. The car was a hybrid but due to our route and lodging options we only charged it once, using petrol the rest of the time. The 4x4 capabilities were helpful during some of the ice passages and the car was comfortable to ride in. Our flight was canceled and we needed to extend the rental by one day, which was no problem. When we checked in the car Grzegorz assisted us and even shuttled us back to the airport. Exceptional service and we appreciated the kindness showed.
caroline W.
Easy process, staff were so helpful and made the whole process easy
Queen Q.
Very good experience with Mr. James at Kevlavik Airport SIXT. Thank you for your help. 5 Stars
Lene D.
very good service by phone and email.
Meghan F.
Sixt was great! It was our first time in Iceland and the weather is CRAZY. Like, next level crazy. When we checked in, the Sixt employee who helped us walked us through general restrictions in the country (parking, etc) and also helped us figure out which roads were open/closed and how best to get to our hotel outside of Reykjavik. The car was clean, exactly as we had ordered, and great for all the conditions we drove in (snow, sleet, slush, hail, extreme wind gusts, sand, and fog). At the end of our trip, the very helpful Grzegorz made return a breeze. He actually drove us to the front door of the airport (about a 3 minute trip from the rental station) so we didn’t have to wait for a shuttle or stand in the cold. Incredible service! Grzegorz was also very knowledgeable and helpful - we will absolutely rent from Sixt the next time we are in Iceland.
sam n.
Thank you for the Sixt team for giving us a very smooth service and even dropping us off at the airport gate after returning our car!
Dario C.
Thank you sixt for the uncomplicated service. Best regards and wishes to James for the great service and guidance!
Penny B.
when I picked up the car it took a while but the car was amazing and I had an amazing experience when returning the car GRZEGORZ really took care of us, outstanding!!
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