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All cars are fully insured. Self-risk is limited.

Our partnership with all major Icelandic insurance companies guarantees that all cars are fully insured for the duration of the rental period. Self-risk is limited to 330.000 ISK. You can limit the self-risk to 80.000 ISK, for an extra 1.990 ISK per day.
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No Hidden charges

Unlimeted milages, additional drivers free of charge.

All rental contracts include unlimited mileage warranties, and additional drivers may be added for free. Ash and gravel protection with limited liability is always included. In short, there are no extra service charges.

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Trust and security

Our procedures ensure the security of your business and the safety of your vehicle.

Our goal is the mutual benefit of all participants, and as an independent third party, we handle all payments between owners and renters and provide contracts that apply to all car rentals.

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Drive Safely in Iceland

Driving in Iceland is a diverse undertaking, quite unlike those you will experience in most other countries. On our roads, even the most experienced drivers are sure to frequently find themselves in situations that test their zone of comfort.

It is therefore extremely important that foreigners and locals alike, take extra care when driving in Iceland. Below you will find a few helpful tips to aid you on your way.

Things to consider while driving in Iceland

Frequently asked Questions

  • Is my national driving license sufficient to rent a car in Iceland?
    All foreign driver licenses written in the Roman alphabet are valid for tourists in iceland, as well as all EU licenses.
  • What if I want to ask the car owner some questions before I make a car reservation request?
    You can create an account and send the owner a message before you make a booking.
  • Where do I pick-up the car?
    All cars listed at CarRenters have detailed information about where the renter can pick-up the car.
  • Is my national driving license sufficient to rent a car in Iceland?
    All foreign driver licenses written in the Roman alphabet are valid for tourists in iceland, as well as all EU licenses.
  • What if I want to ask the car owner some questions before I make a car reservation request?
    You can create an account and send the owner a message before you make a booking.
  • Where do I pick-up the car?
    All cars listed at CarRenters have detailed information about where the renter can pick-up the car.
  • Is renting a car in Iceland a good idea?
    For exploring Iceland, renting a car is the absolute best way. Buses are sparse and scheduled through the major routes. The only way to get into the isolated places of the island is by renting a car. If you intend to go on any F marked roads, make sure to rent a car that suit that road; all F marked roads need 4x4 cars, preferably high cars. Some F-marked roads will need a big SUV or even specialized vehicles.
  • Can you rent a car in Iceland at 19?
    To drive in Iceland, you must be at least 17 years old and have a valid driver's license from your country. Some car rentals have minimum age requirements, others charge additional fees for drivers younger than 21. On carrenters.is there are no minimum fees or extra charges, individual owners may decide if they want to rent you the car depending on your age and driving experience.
  • Do you need an international driver's license to rent a car in Iceland?
    To drive in Iceland, you need a valid driver's license from EU/EEA, a valid driver's license written with roman letters, or an international driver's license.
  • Can tourists drive in Iceland?
    Tourists can drive in Iceland provided they have a valid driver's license and are at least 17 years old.
  • Should I rent a car in Iceland in winter?
    For driving in Iceland during the winter, it is recommended you have substantial experience driving in snow and/or ice. If you decide to rent a car in Iceland during wintertime, be aware there can be closures of roads between parts of the country for days due to snowstorms.
  • What is the least expensive way to rent a car?
    The least expensive way to rent a car depends on seasons and other factors. Sometimes the cheapest option in some categories available is to be found at carrenters.is - the peer to peer car rental.
  • What do I need to know about renting a car in Iceland?
    Renting a car in the wintertime is not a good idea unless you have experience driving in snow and ice. If you intend to do some driving on F-roads, you need to research the specific road you intend to drive and make sure the car you rent is suitable for it. The minimum requirement for an F-road is a 4x4 car. Some F-roads require very high cars to be able to pass through rivers on the road. Never cross a river without being sure of its depth. The depth can be gauged either by watching other cars cross first or wade yourself before your drive. Cars routinely get destroyed in rivers in Iceland while crossing
  • What is the best car to rent in Iceland?
    That depends on the roads you intend to drive, the number of people, and the space you need. But a 4x4 is often a good idea, as well as a car you can sleep in.
  • Is it difficult to drive in Iceland?
    Driving in Iceland can be challenging, but how so depends on the season and roads chosen. Most Iceland roads are only two lanes; there are one-lane bridges, bridgeless rivers, and roads only suitable for 4x4’s.
  • Should I get sand and ash protection in Iceland?
    The probability of having a use for the sand and ash protection is very low. But like all insurances, it really depends on a person's personal risk profile aspect.
  • What is the most popular car in Iceland?
    Toyota has been the most popular car brand in Iceland for many years; Dacia Duster has been very popular car to rent.
  • What's the best month to go to Iceland?
    July and August have the best weather, long days to explore and bright nights.
  • Should I rent a 4x4 in Iceland?
    Yes you should.
  • How long does it take to drive around Iceland on Highway 1?
    The Icelandic ring road is total of 1.332 km or about 887 miles. Driving should take around 17 hours. For driving a few hours a day, exploring some sites on the way is considered a good 7-10 days trip. With potential add-ons of the West fjords and/or some highland F-roads.
  • Can you turn right on a red light in Iceland?
    It is not allowed to turn right on a red light in Iceland.
  • What are the roads like in Iceland?
    Most roads in Iceland are asphalt roads with two lanes. Some are gravel roads, and F-marked roads are gravel roads only intended for 4x4 cars to be driven on.
  • How long does it take to drive around the whole of Iceland?
    Seventeen hours with no stops.
  • How long does it take to drive the Ring Road Iceland?
    Seventeen hours with no stops. 7 – 10 days is considered an excellent time to explore.
  • Should I rent a 4x4 in Iceland?
    Yes, you should.
  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Iceland?
    The pricing of car rentals in Iceland is very dynamic. Which is the cheapest is generally controlled by demand. During peak season, best deals can often be found by renting directly from local individuals like carrenters.is.
  • How can I find car rentals near me in Iceland?
    Private owners of carrenters.is car rentals live around Reykjavik and Keflavík. You can contact them with a message and ask if they can deliver a car to you.
  • Where should I rent a car in Iceland?
    At Iceland's peer to peer car rental is carrenters.is
  • What is driving like in Iceland?
    The ring road is two lanes asphalt road. You should be mindful of single lane bridges. There are sheep on the road in the summertime, and in wintertime, snow on the road. F-marked roads are only open during summer, generally open in late June or early July. The roads are only suitable for 4x4; some will even need specialized vehicles.
  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Iceland?
    Seventeen years old to be allowed to drive. Renting a car depends on each car rental.
  • What are the speed limits in Iceland?
    The highest speed limit in Iceland is 90 km/hour.
  • What are the F roads in Iceland?
    F-roads in Iceland are mountain roads, minimally maintained only suitable for 4x4 vehicles. They are generally open from late June or early July until September/October. They have potholes, big rocks, rivers without bridges, and other difficulties. All of them require a 4x4, for some you will need a big SUV, and few are not passable without specialized “monster truck” type vehicles. If you think of doing some heavy-duty driving, please research that specific road, and be aware of the rivers your cross; multiple vehicles get destroyed every ear on rivers at F-roads.
  • Do I need a 4x4 to drive on an F-road in Iceland?
    You absolutely need 4x4 for any F-marked road in Iceland. You will need a larger SUV for some roads and sometimes will need a car with huge tires such as 35” or 38”.
Icelandic road and coastal administration

The Icelandic road and coastal administration

Always make sure to check road and weather conditions before setting out on a journey during winter time.