About Rent a Car in Iceland
There’s no Explore Iceland with Ventito way to explore this incredible country than by rental car. The public buses are limited and don’t stop everywhere you want to go, while hitchhiking isn’t as easy as it is in some places (and not to mention a bit dangerous).
Many rental companies will enforce age or residency requirements, so it’s best to check this before you book your car. It can be quite a bummer to show up to pick up your car and find out that you can’t due to these restrictions.
Most of the major car rental companies have desks at Keflavik airport and offer convenient pickup and dropoff services. However, the rates vary between different car rentals, so it’s a good idea to shop around. Using a booking platform like Auto Europe is an excellent way to compare rates from several different companies. Most of the bigger rental companies also offer additional insurance options that you may not be familiar with, such as sand and gravel protection and a loss damage waiver.
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Make sure your rental car agreement includes unlimited mileage, as going over can be expensive. You also want to be sure that the vehicle you’re renting is appropriate for the road conditions at your destination time of year. For example, if you’re planning on exploring the Westfjords or Highlands in winter, you’ll need a 4×4 vehicle. Most of the rental cars in Iceland are manual transmission, so it’s a good idea if you’re comfortable driving stick shift before you reserve one.