SIXT car hire in Iceland

Exploring the Nordic island of Iceland and its dramatic landscape has never been so easy with a SIXT car hire in Iceland. With SIXT branches offering seamless vehicle hire, including at Keflavik International Airport, only a short drive from Reykjavik, the adventure of a lifetime is closer than you think. Hire a 4x4 to explore one of the 31 active and extinct volcanoes on the island. Or hire a convertible and take in the stunning scenery that awaits you at every turn. With convenient locations to collect and drop off your car hire in Iceland, and a broad range of vehicles available, this beautiful country is waiting to be explored.  

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SIXT Services in Iceland

No matter how long your trip to Iceland is, our service is flexible around how long you need to hire your vehicle for. If it’s a weekly rental or a weekend rental, there are a number of cars available at affordable prices. Hire a saloon to carry your luggage, a minibus if you have the whole family with you or a luxury car if you have somewhere important to be. Bookable extras, such as a child seat for your little one, or a sat nav so that you don’t get lost, allow you to enjoy you hire stress-free.  

SIXT Services in Iceland

Iceland car hire FAQ

How old do I have to be to hire a car in Iceland?

You are able to hire a car in Iceland from 20 years of age as long as you have held your licence for at least one year. For renters under 25 the car categories are restricted based on age. When booking online or on the app you can filter the car categories by age to see exactly what is available. All drivers under 25 will have to pay a young driver surcharge.

Is it worth hiring a car in Iceland?

Iceland does not have a public railway network and so a hire car is essential if you wish to explore the whole island. So if you are heading to Iceland to explore the fjords and national parks then hiring a car is the way to go.

Can I use my UK licence?

Yes, you can continue to use your UK licence as a tourist in Iceland. An International Driving Permit isn't required.

Is 4-wheel drive necessary in Iceland?

During winter it is especially recommended to hire a 4-wheel drive car. 4WD is required by law to drive on Iceland's F-roads however its is recommended to not drive on these roads. Winter tyres are mandatory between November and April and will be included in the rates.

What car should I hire in Iceland?

The type of hire car you'll require in Iceland depends on what time of year you are visiting and what you plan to do on your trip. For a city trip to Reykjavik you will be fine with any of the cars in our fleet. If you are travelling in winter and plan to explore more mountainous areas then a 4x4 is definitely recommended.

How long does it take to drive the Ring Road?

If you stick to the Ring Road then you can drive around the whole of Iceland in around 17 hours. If you plan to drive around the Ring Road on your holiday to Iceland then you will need at least 4 or 5 days but a longer period of 7-14 days would be ideal for the trip.

Best places to visit in Iceland

  • Reykjavik: The capital city Reykjavik is a great place to start when exploring Iceland. Visit the National and Saga museum to learn about the country’s Viking history. Take a short drive to Grindavik and enjoy the Blue Lagoon spa, a striking example of Iceland’s volcanic activity. 
  • Lake Myvatn: Visit Lake Myvatn in the north of the island and enjoy the volcanic rock formations and the Myvatn Nature Baths where you can soak up the mineral-rich waters. A 20-minute drive away you’ll find Námafjall Mountain where you can enjoy a small hiking trail. 
  • Jökulsárlón: Visit Jökulsárlón to see the incredible ice lagoons. You can hire boat tours to take you on this thrilling ride. You'll be sure to see glaciers and  also seals! It eventually leads into a waterway out to the Atlantic ocean, lined by an amazing black sand beach. 

Summer in Iceland

Iceland is as stunning in the summer as it is in the winter, with an array of fun activities to keep you entertained. Hire a saloon car and get closer to the great outdoors with a night or two under the stars. Known for its hot springs, a trip to Iceland isn’t complete without a visit to this natural phenomenon. Seljavallalaug swimming pool is a great place to start, situated in the south of the island about 2-hour drive from the capital. 

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Premium Fleet Of German Cars
  • Car Hire Made Quick And Easy
  • Friendly 24/7 Customer Service
  • Free Cancellation When You Pay On Arrival
  • No hidden costs or credit card fees

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