Here you can find all the rental requirements and our cancellation policy when renting your car with Hertz Iceland:

Driver’s License

The driver must present a valid driver’s licence held for a minimum of one year at the time of rental. An International Driving Permit (IDP) / International Driving License (IDL) is also required if your national driver’s licence is not in Roman script. This is recommended for translation purposes and may only be used in conjunction with a national driving licence. For renting a 9 passengers (8 passengers + driver) or more vehicle, driving licence D (Type D) is required. 


Additional Driver / Operator

The person named on the reservation booking must be the main driver, present at the time of rental and payer of any rental charges. Additional drivers are possible with a small fee per day for each additional driver.
For further information regarding driver’s licence requirements please refer to “Driver’s licence.
For further information regarding minimum age requirements please refer to “Age Restrictions and Exceptions”.


Age Restrictions and Exceptions

The minimum age for rentals in Iceland is 20 years for vehicle groups Economy, Compact, Compact Wagon, Intermediate 2 and 4 doors and Intermediate Wagon. For all other vehicle groups, the minimum age is 23 years.
For further information please contact our Reservation Center.


Methods of Payment

A credit card in the main driver’s name is required for booking and renting the vehicle, however you may opt to pay by other means at termination of rental, subject to specific terms and conditions being met.
Acceptable credit cards are: H.C.C., American Express, Mastercard, Visa.
At the time of rental, an authorization is obtained on your credit card based on the estimated rental charges. There must be sufficient credit on your card to cover all charges.
All online reservations will be charged as soon as the reservation is confirmed.
For further information please contact our Reservation Center.


Driving Restrictions

Hertz 2WD vehicles are not allowed to be driven on roads marked F on official maps and KJÖLUR, road nr. 35. and KALDIDALUR nr. 550.
Should these restrictions be ignored all waivers (Third Party Liability, CDW, TP, PAI), if accepted, shall be deemed null and void. The driver will be held fully responsible in case of accidents and will bear all consequences, including the cost of repairation of the damaged vehicle. For further information please contact the Reservation Center.


Airport Service Charge

An Airport Service Charge will apply to all rentals with pick-up at Keflavik International airport.


One-Way Rentals

One way rentals are those whereby the customer starts the rental in one location and returns the vehicle to another. Availability is based on the location restrictions and the vehicle type being taken one-way.


One-Way fees

If the car is not returned at the same location as the pick-up took place, there will be added a One-Way fee. 


All rates are subject to a Government tax (VAT) at the rate of 24% and are included in all our rates.

Dropping off the car

Cars are not to be dropped off at hotels, they have to be returned to the rental location according to the agreement. If failed to do so Hertz will charge for the pickup and gasoline.


Opening hours

Car must be returned back at office hours. Our opening hours can be viewed here.


Cancellation Policy and cancellation fees

You can enjoy a FREE cancellation up to 16 days before your rental time.  Reservation that is cancelled more than:

16 days before – no charge
15-8 days before – 40% of total reservation value
7-2 days before – 50% of total reservation value
1 day before – 80% of total reservation value
No Show – 100% of total reservation value



Reservations are made by car category only. The vehicles shown in pricelists are only examples. We cannot guarantee a specific car model. Specific models within a car class may vary in availability and features, such as passenger seating, luggage capacity, and mileage.



Hertz vehicles are rented with a full tank of petrol and therefore you are required to return your car with a full tank. A fuel and service charge will apply unless the car is returned with the same amount of fuel as when rented.