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    Car Hire Iceland

    Iceland Car HireCompare car hire in Iceland and find a car that suits your need. Auto Europe works with all major suppliers so we guarantee to take care of all your car hire needs. Book your car hire in Iceland today online or over the phone with Auto Europe and save!

    Popular Transportation Terminals with Car Hire Services in Iceland

    Planning a holiday in Iceland? Hire a car from Auto Europe and experience all of the sites and sounds that Iceland has to offer. Auto Europe partners with the most trusted suppliers in the industry to ensure that our customers are able to hire a car at any major transportation hub throughout Iceland. Reserve your car today by utilizing the booking engine at the top of the page.

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    Book With the Top Car Hire Suppliers in Iceland

    Over our 60 years of car hire experience, Auto Europe has established unique relationships with the top suppliers in the industry. These relationships allow us to offer our clients exceptional value and the guaranteed best rates in the car hire industry. In Iceland, we work with suppliers such as Avis and Budget at our convenient locations in top cities such as Reykjavik. From luxury hires to passenger vans to standard car hires, Auto Europe has the ideal vehicle for your travel plans. Compare rates from our top car hire suppliers in Iceland and no matter where the roads take you, Auto Europe will be there for your travel needs.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring a Car in Iceland

    Can I hire a car without a credit card in Iceland?

    Although most suppliers require a credit card for insurance, Auto Europe knows which suppliers have options for travellers who do not have a credit card and are looking to book a car hire with a debit card. Contact us for more information at 1300-656-601.

    Is zero deductible car hire insurance available in Iceland?

    In Iceland, we offer great rates on zero deductible, or zero excess, insurance and typically, our rates are cheaper than buying basic insurance coverage at the time of pick-up from the supplier countre.

    Contact Auto Europe - IcelandCan I pick-up my car hire in Reykjavik and return in Keflavik?

    Yes, Auto Europe offers great rates on one-ways in Iceland. Use our booking engine to request a free quote and check multiple drop-off locations to find the best rate for your travel plans.


    Driving in Iceland

    Iceland is known for its stunningly beautiful and desolate landscapes, located in the North Atlantic Ocean between Europe and North America. A self drive holiday around Iceland is the best way to experience the landscape and scenery that make the country famous.

    Due to Iceland being located so close to the Arctic Circle, the amount of daylight varies dramatically with the seasons. In June the sun sets only briefly each night and the night wont be very dark. If you are after a normal amount of darkness at night; the best time to visit would be March and September, where the days and nights are equal in length. If you are a night owl the best time to go would be in December, where there is around 20 hours of darkness.

    Roads in Iceland are extensive and very easy to navigate. Highway no. 1, also known as the Ring Road, is the most commonly travelled on. This road is open throughout the year, but please be aware that the weather can cause the road to be shut during winter. Also most of the mountain roads are usually closed until the end of June, due to the wet and muddy conditions.

    People wishing to drive in Iceland should make sure to familiarise themselves with the countries road signs and should prepare themselves for the unique driving conditions. The two main road signs that drivers should get to know are "malbik endar" which means that the road will change from paved to gravel and the driver should slow down before the change to avoid losing traction on the road. the second is "einbreið brú" which means that a one-lane bridge is approaching. When approaching these bridge drivers should slow down and if there is another driver on the bridge then that driver has right of way. These single lane bridges are commonly located on the Ring Road

    Country Essentials

    While planning your trip to Iceland please be aware that due to its seasons, travel can sometimes be restricted to certain areas. Speed Limits: City 50km per hour to 90km per hour on highways. Like in Australia traffic travels on the right side of the road. Make sure to stay on the roads as it is illegal to drive off roads or on marked tracks. Domestic animals have right of way. Most major highways are paved, but please be aware that a large portion of the roads are made up of gravel, particularly in the highlands. Like parking in major locations around Australia, Reykjavik, the main city in Iceland, has metred parking and most metres have a two-hour limit. In Reykjavik, petrol stations are usually open from 7:30 am to 8 pm. Some stations are open until 11 pm. Outside of the city, however, station hours may vary, but most stations are open until 10 pm.

    Standard Inclusions

    Rules and regulations will be in effect for the duration of your car hire while in Iceland. Our rates for car hire include third-party liability and fire insurance, as well as collision, known as Collision Damage Waiver(CDW), and/or theft protection. Call one of our helpful reservation staff, on 1300 656 601, to inquire about insurance in Iceland. The CDW and theft protection reduced the deductible (responsibility of the client) to a capped amount. Super CDW is usually offered locally to reduce the deductible of your car hire to as low as Zero.

    Customers do have the option to take out Personal Effects Protection, which ensures select items if stolen from the car hire. This insurance is available with select suppliers. Personal Accident Insurance is also available locally with select suppliers. Car Rentals

    Licence Requirements

    It is a requirement to have held your licence for a minimum of 1 year to hire a car in Iceland. You must be at least 20 years old to hire a car in Iceland, although the age may vary by car category. Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young drivers surcharge. Seatbelts are mandatory for both the driver and passengers. Children must also wear a seat belt or be in a car safety seat, depending on their age. By law you must also have your headlights on at all times in Iceland. Alcohol consumption laws are very strict in Iceland, so don't drink and drive.

    Tolls and Freeways

    No toll highways exist in Iceland. However, there is a toll of approximately ISK 1,000 (AUD8) to use the Hvalfjudor Tunnel.

    Border Crossings

    Travel is not permitted outside of Iceland, and domestic one-way car hire are available but minimum hire durations and fees may apply.

    Useful Distances

    • Hafnarfjordur to Reykjavik (10.0km approx. 12min)
    • Reykjavik to Akranes (47.6km approx. 43mins)
    • Vogar to Akranes (416km approx. 5hr 7min)
    • Reykjavik to Kjosarherppur (14.3km approx. 15min)

    Car Hire in Iceland with Auto Europe

    Book your car hire in Iceland with Auto Europe over our safe, reliable and secure online booking system. Our exceptional customer service and Beat Rate Guarantee assure the best savings and quality of service on your car hire. For more information, read our Car Rental FAQ page, read our Terms and Conditions, or Contact Us.


    Additional Transportation Services in Iceland

    Whether you are planning on an extended road-trip or a leisurely holiday, Auto Europe has the ideal vehicle for your travel needs. In addition to offering the guaranteed lowest rates in the industry on traditional car hires, Auto Europe offers exceptional rates on luxury, motorhome, van hires and more. Use our secure booking engine to compare rates and find the ideal transportation option for your next adventure.

    Luxury Car Hire Iceland
    Luxury Car Hire Iceland -  For travel in unmatched style and comfort, explore Iceland in a luxury car hire. With top models from Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Maserati, and more, compare rates to find the ideal vehicle for your trip to Iceland. Start comparing rates and take the next step in planning your trip today!
    Van Hire Iceland
    Van Hire Iceland -  If you are in need of a vehicle to accommodate your large travel party, large/heavy luggage or anything in between - look no further than a van hire for your time in Iceland. With great rates on small, medium and large van hires, use Auto Europe's booking engine to compare rates, capacity, detailed specs and more.
    Motorhome Hire in Iceland
    Iceland Motorhome Hire -  Looking for a unique way to travel in Iceland? Consider a motorhome or RV hire, as this mode of transportation allows you to take to the roads with an unmatched level of freedom and exploration. With many safe and accommodating locations to pitch, see for yourself why motorhome hires in Iceland are on the rise!