The process is simple and only takes about 5 minutes to complete. Here is step-by-step guide on how to reserve a vehicle through carhireiceland.info
The price quoted is the total amount you pay for the rental car. The quoted total price includes unlimited mileage, standard insurance and taxes.
A 15% deposit of the total rental amount is paid at the time of booking to secure your vehicle. The remaining amount is due upon collection of the vehicle.
Payment with a credit card is the general payment method. We accept all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, CUP, Diners Club).
A payment by debit card is accepted as well. However not all debit cards have online payment options capabilities.
For alternative payment methods please contact us with through email.
Valid driver’s license
Valid passport or identity card
Valid credit card
The employees of the car rental need to be able to verify that the driver’s license presented is valid and belongs to the registered driver of the vehicle.
All valid driver’s license are accepted as long as they are in English or with Latin characters. If that is not the case the driver must present an international driver’s license or a translation along with his normal license. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details or requests for exemption.
The driver of the rental vehicle needs to be 20 years old. Some car providers allow drivers 18 years and older. There is no maximum age limit.
Please contact us with an email to email@example.com if you are under 20 years of age for further details.
No, it is not. Many parts of Iceland are accessible by a compact car but if you plan on going on the highland you must have a 4X4 vehicle. The highland roads are clearly marked as their road numbers start with the letter F such as road F-208 to Landmannalaugar.
However please note that Kjalvegur (Road 35) through Kaldidalur (Road 550) and Jökulhálsleið (Road 570) are not catagorised as highland roads but still require a 4×4 vehicle and driving a vehicle that is not 4×4 on those roads is forbidden as well as all highland roads.
During winter we recommend to rent a 4×4 vehicle especially if you will be travelling in the west, north or east of Iceland. This is due to the fact that there is a possibility to run into a considerable amount of snow on the roads. In that case a 4×4 vehicle will generally perform better than a vehicle that is not 4×4.
No, in Iceland it is forbidden by law to drive off marked roads or beaten track, in unmarked paths or tracks, on beaches or other sandy areas or any other trackless areas. The penalty for off-road driving is a high fine and a possible imprisonment for serious violations.
Driving in extremely windy conditions is not recommended as it can pose a threat to the safety of the passengers. It can also cause damage to the vehicle as in windy conditions sand and ash can blow into the vehicle causing damage to the paint, windows, lights and plastics of the vehicle.
Driving in winter is more challenging than driving in summer. This is due to the fact that the weather and road conditions are usually not as good in the winter as they are in summer and during winter the daylight is limited. Please note that snow and icing on the roads can make them very slippery and for that reason we recommend to rent vehicles with studded winter tires.