Car hire in Reykjavik

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Car hire in Reykjavik

On this page, you’ll find tips and advice on hiring a car in Reykjavik and the cheapest rental cars at guaranteed lowest price. If this is your first time renting a car on Iceland, please read our general tips on car hire on Iceland via the link below.

Car hire at Reykjavik airport

There are two airports in Reykjavik. The smaller one, Reykjavik Airport, is the main airport for domestic flights. The larger, international one is called Keflavik International Airport (airport code: KEF). This airport is located about 50 kilometres (or 31 miles) from central Reykjavik.

A number of car rental companies are represented at Keflavik Airport. You’ll find them all in a separate building connected to the terminal and the Arrivals hall by an underpass. The underpass is clearly sign posted and easy to find.

For those wanting to explore the city of Reykjavik before setting out, car hire is also available in central Reykjavik.

What to do in Reykjavik

Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon, Iceland’s most famous hot spring, is a mere 40 minute drive from Reykjavik. Here you will also find spa facilities, but bathing in the warm, clear blue water is an experience alone, even when the air temperature is cold.

If you want for spectactular coastal scenery, a visit to Dyrhólaey is a definite must. It is an approximate two-and-a-half-hour drive south of Reykjavik, but the breathtaking view of the black lava formations that extend into the untamed sea and the massive glaciers make up for the long drive.

One of the most iconic natural phenomenas of Iceland are its special hot springs – geysers. The name “geyser” derives from the Icelandic hot spring Geysir, which is only a one-and-a-half-hour drive from Reykjavik. Here you will, besides seeing the exciting springs, also get magnificent views of the surrounding landscape. In short, Geysir is well worth a visit.