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
  • Perlan
  • Laugavegur main street
  • Grotta Lighthouse
  • Lake Tjornin
  • Sky Lagoon hot spring
  • local hot spring swimming pools
  • museums

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.

Our cars available at Reykjavik downtown station

rent a hyundai Tucson in Iceland

Hyundai Tucson Hybrid or similar | Automatic | 4×4

IFAI | Group: N3 (IFAI)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • 3 Large Luggage, 1 Small luggage
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors
Rent a Kia Sorento PHEV in Iceland

Kia Sorento Plug-in Hybrid or similar | Automatic | 4×4

SFDI | Group: O6 (SFDI)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors
Rent the 4wd land rover defender in Iceland

Land Rover Defender Hybrid or similar | Automatic | 4×4

PFAI | Group: L6 (PFAI)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors
4wd land rover defender hire in iceland

Land Rover Defender or similar | Automatic | 4×4

PFAN | Group: G6 (PFAN)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors
Rent a Mazda CX 30 in Iceland

Mazda CX-30 or similar | Automatic| 2WD

JGAR | Group: C6 (JGAR)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors
Mercedes Benz GLE Plug In Hybrid 2022 rental in Iceland

Mercedes Benz GLE Plug-in Hybrid or similar | Automatic | 4×4

UFAI | Group: I6 (UFAI)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors
Rent a Renault Captur in Iceladn

Renault Captur hybrid or similar | Automatic| 2WD

CGAI | Group:P6 (CGAI)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors
rent a tesla model Y in Iceland

Tesla Model Y or similar | Automatic | 4×4

UGDC | Group: V1 (UGDC)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors
VW Caravelle 9 seater Automatic gear transmission van rental in Iceland

VW Caravelle 9 seater or similar | Automatic | 4×4

FMDN | FMDN FMDN

  • 9 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • 7 Large Luggage, 2 Small luggage
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors
Toyota Hilux Pickup or similar | Manual | 4x4 rental car in Iceland

Toyota Hilux Pickup or similar | Manual | 4×4

FPMN | Group: G1 (FPMN)

  • 4 Passengers
  • Manual
  • 4 Doors
Toyota Aygo or similar| Manual| 2WD rental car in Iceland

Toyota Aygo or similar| Manual| 2WD

MBMN | Group: Z (MBMN)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Manual
  • 3 Doors
Toyota Yaris or similar| Manua l 2WD rental car in Iceland

Toyota Yaris or similar| Manua l 2WD

EDMN | Group: A (EDMN)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Manual
  • 5 Doors
Toyota Yaris or similar| Manua l 2WD rental car in Iceland

Toyota Yaris or similar | Automatic| 2WD

EDAN | Group: Y (EDAN)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • 5 Doors
Suzuki Swift rental car in Iceland

Suzuki Swift or similar | Manual | 4×4

ESMN | Group: A2 (ESMN)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Manual
  • 5 Doors
VW Golf rental car in Iceland

Volkswagen Golf or similar| Manual | 2WD

CDMN | Group: B (CDMN)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Manual
  • 5 Doors
new CDAN VW Golf Automatic rental in Iceland

VW Golf or similar | Automatic| 2WD

CDAN | Group: B2 (CDAN)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • 5 Doors
hundai i30 rental iceland

Hyundai i30 Wagon or similar| Manual | 2WD

CWMN | Group: T (CWMN)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Manual
  • 5 Doors
Hyundai i30 automatic rental in Iceland

Hyundai i30 Wagon or similar | Automatic | 2WD

CWAN | Group: T1 (CWAN)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • 5 Doors
Suzuki-SX4 rental car in Iceland

Suzuki SX4 or similar | Manual | 4×4

HMMN | Group: K (HMMN)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Manual
  • 4 Doors
Corolla Sedan car rental Iceland

Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar| Manual | 2WD

IDMR | Group: C (IDMR)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Manual
  • Airconditioning
  • 4 Doors
Toyota Corolla automatic sedan rental Iceland

Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar | Automatic| 2WD

IDAR | Group: N (IDAR)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning
  • 4 Doors
Corolla Wagon rental car in Iceland

Toyota Corolla Wagon or similar | Automatic | 2WD

IWAR | Group: R (IWAR)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors
Skoda Octavia rental car in Iceland

Skoda Octavia Wagon or similar | Manual |4×4

IWMN | Group: E (IWMN)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Manual
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors
Skoda Octavia Wagon or similar | Automatic | 4×4

Skoda Octavia Wagon or similar | Automatic | 4×4

IWAN | Group: P (IWAN)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors
Suziki Jimny rental car in Iceland

Suzuki Jimny or similar | Manual | 4×4

EFMN | Group: E1 (EFMN)

  • 4 Passengers
  • Manual
  • Airconditioning
  • 3 Doors
Dacia Duster rental car in Iceland

Dacia Duster or similar| Manual |4×4

CFMN | Group: E2 (CFMN)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Manual
  • 5 Doors
KIA Sportage or similar| automatic | 4x4

KIA Sportage or similar| Manual | 4×4

IFMN | Group: F (IFMN)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Manual
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors
KIA Sportage or similar| automatic | 4x4

KIA Sportage or similar | Automatic | 4×4

IFAR | Group: O (IFAR)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors
Toyota Rav4 or similar | Automatic | 4x4 iceland rental car

Toyota Rav4 or similar | Automatic | 4×4

SFAN | Group: O1 (SFAN)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • 5 Doors
land cruiser rental in Iceland

5 seats Toyota Land Cruiser or similar| Automatic | 4×4

FFAR | Group: I (FFAR)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors
land cruiser rental in Iceland

Toyota Land Cruiser 7 seater or similar | Automatic | 4×4

FVAN | Group: H (FVAN)

  • 7 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • 5 Doors
VW Caravelle 9 seater or similar | Manual | 4×4

VW Caravelle 9 seater or similar | Manual | 4×4

FVMN | Group: D (FVMN)

  • 9 Passengers
  • Manual
  • 7 Large Luggage, 2 Small luggage
  • 5 Doors
VW Caravelle 9 seater or similar | Automatic  | 2WD

VW Caravelle 9 seater or similar | Automatic | 2WD

LVAN | Group: D1 (LVAN)

  • 9 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • 7 Large Luggage, 2 Small luggage
  • 5 Doors
Audi Q7 or similar | Automatic | 4x4 rental car in Iceland

Audi Q7 or similar | Automatic | 4×4

LFAR | Group: M (LFAR)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors
Discovery land rover rental car in Iceland

Land Rover Discovery or similar | Automatic | 4×4

LFAV | Group: R6 LFAV

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors
benz GLS rental car in Iceland

Mercedes-Benz GLS or similar | Automatic | 4×4

WFBR | Group: M6 (WFBR)

  • 7 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors
Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid or similar | Automatic| 2WD rental car in Iceland

Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid or similar | Automatic| 2WD

DGAI | Group: B3 (DGAI)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors
Kia Ceed Plug-in Hybrid or similar | Automatic | 2WD rental in Iceland

Kia Ceed Plug-in Hybrid or similar | Automatic | 2WD

DWAI | Group: R1 (DWAI)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors
Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid or similar | Automatic | 4x4rental car in Iceland

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid or similar | Automatic | 4×4

SFAI | Group: O3 (SFAI)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors
VW e-UP Electric or similar | Automatic| 2WD rental car in Iceland

VW e-UP Electric or similar | Automatic| 2WD

NBMC | Group: Z2 (NBMC)

  • 4 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning
  • 3 Doors
all-electric Nissan LEAF rental Iceland

Nissan LEAF Electric or similar | Automatic| 2WD

DDAE | Group: U6 (DDAE)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors
Kia e-Niro Electric or similar | Automatic | 2WD rental car in Iceland

Kia e-Niro Electric or similar | Automatic | 2WD

JGAE | Group: U7 (JGAE)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors
tesla model 3 rental car in Iceland

Tesla Model 3 Electric or similar | Automatic| 2WD

LDAE | Group: C6 LDAE

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors