Cheaper to rent a car in Iceland

If you are planning a road trip in Iceland this summer you should be able to find a vehicle for a much less than possible in previous years.

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Many choose to explore Iceland by renting a car at the Keflavik International Airport and then spend their days on the winding roads. However rental cars in are quite expensive in Iceland compared to many other European countries but thankfully the prices are coming down. This summer you can expect to pay around 24% less in EUR and 17% less in USD compared to the result of our latest price survey.

But as you can see below the prices on rental cars in Iceland are much lower in June than in July and August. In most cases you find cheaper cars at the Keflavik International Airport than in Reykjavik.

To compare prices on rental cars at Keflavik Airport, near Reykjavik, we use since the prices offered there have proved to be much less expensive than booking directly at Hertz or Avis in Iceland. Even though these leading rental car companies in Iceland are now offering much lower rates than before.

You can use this search engine to compare car rental prices at Keflavik International Airport (KEF) or elsewhere in Iceland.

Icelandic roads can be challenging, even during the summer, therefore Turisti recommends that travellers read