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Reykjavik Car Rental Deals

Experience the natural beauty and quaint village feel of the world's northernmost capital with a SIXT car rental in Reykjavik. Our affordable, premium rental cars can get underway to explore Iceland's famous circle route complete with fjords, mountains, volcanoes, and stunning icy waterfalls. From SUV rental to economy compact cars our extensive fleet has it all. Book online with ease and reliability and arrange a rent a car in Reykjavik at any of our three locations.


Car rental with Sixt in Reykjavik, Iceland

Get going from one of our three branch locations at the Reykjavik Domestic Airport, Keflavik International Airport, or Reykjavik city center. With our affordable rates you can might want to treat yourself to an upgrade with a luxury car rental from leading brands such as BMW or Mercedes-Benz. Some of our branches offer 24h returns for more flexible travel while others give you the chance to reserve the rental car of your choice thirty minutes prior to pick up. Reserving with us is simple using our online booking function or the Sixt app. Please note that while we try to give you the vehicle of your preference reservations can only be guaranteed for the selected car category as specific models are subject to availability.

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Our Service

Along with our top quality vehicles and flexible travel arrangements we offer ways for you to customize your rental experience. You can tack on an additional driver to share the wheel, a GPS to stay on track and coverage protections for more peace of mind. We also have child seats for babies, toddlers and small children. Since many of Iceland's main tourist attractions are located outside of the city center, much of your driving time will be in the rural outskirts of the capital. Consider taking advantage of deals on optional extras to help you ensure safer and more enjoyable travels. Here is an idea of what you can include to your car rental in Reykjavik.

Special add-ons

  • Gravel Protection
  • Sand and Ash Protection
  • Tires suitable for winter
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Traffic Information

Reykjavik continues to be one of the smallest capitals in the world at a population of just over 100,000. As such, traffic in the capital city is almost nonexistent with many roads and highways leading drivers to Reykjavik's main neighborhoods and outlying cities. Route 1, or the Ring Road, will take you all the way around the island for a fantastic view of both the urban and rural parts of Ireland. With a rather small local population, most likely you will encounter tourists on Iceland's highways en route to enjoy the magnificent natural wonders of Reykjavik and it surrounds. It is also a good idea to download the emergency 112 app in case you should run into any difficulties while out on the road.

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Sixt Sightseeing Tips

Despite misconceptions surrounding the name, Iceland is not in fact a floating iceberg. With a similar climate to other Northern European countries, the majority of Iceland's landscape is actually made up of mountains and volcanoes. Understandably then, much of Iceland's tourist appeal stems from its natural beauty and plethora of outdoor activities. Some of the most popular locations include visits to nearby icebergs, waterfalls, and beaches at Skogafoss, Gullfoss, and Jokulsarlon Lagoon. The Blue Lagoon spa in the center of Reykjavik is the most famous location to sit back and treat yourself to a relaxing day in the geothermal spa. If you find yourself visiting between September and April, make sure to look up into the sky and take in the natural colorful phenomenon of the Northern Lights.

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Business Travel

The largest economy in Iceland, Reykjivak was also found in 2007 to be the richest country in the world. After a decline in the wake of the 2008 recession, the government has worked to improve its construction. Luckily, by harnessing its natural resources in geothermal and hydroelectric power, Iceland provides 85% of energy with renewable systems. Iceland's biggest export continues to be focused around marine resources providing a large portion of the world's fish needs. Though its economy is still rather small, its mixed economy and minimal government interference make it an interesting point of interest for trade. Many business related happenings take place at the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre. This elegant waterfront structure opened in 2011 and hosts many events year round. A number of modern conference rooms and host of amenities are available for a diverse range of events.


Lori P.

Excellent service and vehicles! I will use them again upon my return to this beautiful country!


Me and my girlfriend went on a vacation to Iceland between 2nd and 12th of September. We rented a blu Dacia Duster. Over all, to make this short, we had a great experience renting, using and returning this gravel-road-friendly car. ♥ We did 3400km on roads and gravel roads. We got the car totaly dirty. We busted the licence plate a little, but at inspection they said it doesnt matter and the didnt charge anything for it. After few days after returning the car the wrote me a mail, that we crossed a tunel (which is true) and they were sent a bill for that (i think it was 2900ISK) that they charged us afterwards, which is only fair. So over all we were absolutly satisfied with their service and them being fair and informative. :)

Only issue was wright at the beginning when we were waiting for pick up at the arirport. We waited around an hour for pick up, which wasnt to much of an issue for us. But apart from this we were very very sattisfied with the car and overa all service :)

From my experience I would recommend using SixT and especialy 4x4 cars when in Iceland ;)

Emmanuel P.

When we were waiting in line to pick up our car, we were scared as we heard 2 Americans travelers being asked to pay an extra 400 Euros or maybe it was 800 Euros. They asked to speak to a manager and it seems he came up with a solution that they seemed happy about. My guest is that they though the limit was 400 miles and not 400 KM.


My experience was good. We booked for a Renault Capture or similar and we had a Corolla 2022 Hybrid. The car had 2 very light scratches that were already identified. They however didn't identify 2 light stains found on 2 seats.


They was not much preasure to upsell us to take the insurance. We did ended up taking the unlimited millage option which turned out to be useless as we drove 400 KM (I guess the preasure came from the story of these 2 travelers and a mistake in our planing).


On the return, they will carefully inspect the car, specially the windshield (which is the only thing we forgot to inspect on pickup).


I would return to this location again and I highly recommand a hybrid car. We had a fuel consumption of only 4.5L and we filled for only 20L which ended up coasting about 65$ CAD (about 3.25$ CAD /L). Don't be cheap and pay the extra for a hybrid.

Hugues M.

Thanks to the Sixt team and especially James!

We had a very good experience: process to take the car was smooth and diligent. James was very nice and gave us very good advice for our roadtrip. Their offer (rental of a Toyota CHR) was also very good, especially given the current high prices in Iceland.

Much appreciated team, thanks a lot.

Peter P.

very good advice from the agent, good deal to get an upgrade and a very smooth return with the premium service

Rusty D.

As one of our first experiences in Iceland was getting a rental, Sixt was fantastic. We were in and out in less than 15 minutes and headed out on an Icelandic adventure. Our contact Nadia really knew what she was doing and made the process easy and stress free! Just make sure you follow all the directions and everything will be great! Management does a great job keeping the vehicles clean and orderly and the employees seem to enjoy working for them! Definitely will be using them again.

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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