Car rental in Reykjavik
Exploring Iceland by car is the best way to get the most out of your trip. If you already have rounded transportation from Iceland international airport to Reykjavik, renting a car from Reykjavik downtown and starting your self-drive trip here is ideal.Hertz Iceland has two conveniently located branches where you can rent a passenger car or van in Reykjavik. One is close to Perlan, and the other is at the Reykjavik domestic airport (RKV).
Our cars for rent in the Reykavik location
A reliable, new Hertz rental car will make your trip more pleasurable regardless of your Iceland travel plan. By renting a car from Reykjavik, you can see and explore the country the way you like. You can choose from an extensive range of vehicles to suit your travel needs, including 2WD and 4WD sedans, large SUVs, and vans, all of which are available at affordable rates. You can see all the available cars in our Reykjavik location from the list below.
Driving in Reykjavik
The speed limit
- Urban roads: 50 km/hr
- Rural paved roads (e.g. the road between KEF airport and Reykjavik): 90 km/hr
- Rural gravel roads: 80 km/hr
- Residential area roads: 30 km/hr
The rush hours: Weekdays morning between 0700 and 0930; evening between 1600 and 1800
Parking in Reykjavik
Parking zones in the city are generally well marked. Reykjavik has four parking zones: red, blue, green, and orange. Each zone has different rules, as well as different pricing for parking. You will be fined if you park in a paid area and don’t pay. And the same goes for parking in a handicapped spot.
If you are driving a camper or caravan, PLEASE go to a designated campground and stay overnight INSIDE the camping site. Sleeping in a car, campervan, or a caravan is illegal within town limits.
Top 10 tourist attractions in Reykjavik
Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland and the world’s most northerly capital. If you have half a day or one whole day to spend in the lovely city, here is the list of top 10 must-visit places in Reykjavik:
- The Sun Voyager sculpture
- Hallgrimskirkja Church
- Harpa Concert Hall
- Laugavegur main street
- Grotta Lighthouse
- Lake Tjornin
- Sky Lagoon hot spring
- local hot spring swimming pools
For more travel tips and recommendations, read our Reykjavik travel guide by rental car and learn more.
Alternative car rental location in Iceland
If you are coming to Iceland on an International flight, renting a car from our Keflavik international airport(KEF) station would be a good alternative. Hertz Iceland is one of the only four car rentals in the airport arrival hall. You can pick up your car right after landing with ease.