Find cheap car rental deals in Reykjavik, Iceland
Iceland’s thrilling, increasingly popular capital is an ice-cool city shaped by lagoons, mountains and ocean inlets. Discover why it’s one of Europe’s hottest destinations right now by driving around the city and surrounding area in an Orbitz-selected rental car.
Renting a Car a foreign country can sometimes be intimidating. We’ve broken down some of the practicalities of Renting a Car Reykjavik to make the process easier for you.
Major international brands such as Thrifty, Sixt and Europcar have set up shop in Iceland’s capital, as well as local companies such as Geysir and Lagoon.
If you’re staying in Reykjavik, a standard compact or sedan will serve your needs. The roads of Iceland’s interior, which are only accessible in summer, require a four-wheel drive. A two-wheel drive will allow you to travel around Iceland’s perimeter.
You must be 20 years old to rent a two-wheel drive, and 25 to rent a 4X4 for driving in Iceland’s interior. Icelandic law also requires that you have held your license for a year.
Reykjavik’s popularity as a vacation destination is exploding right now, so demand for rental cars is high. Book ahead to ensure the best choice of car and the best price for you.
Bring your driving license from the US, Canada or an EU country, as well as a credit card for your security deposit.
Iceland prioritizes road safety and enforces extra rules to ensure that people drive safely. As such, driving after consuming any amount of alcohol is prohibited, as is the use of mobile phones while driving. Also, keep your headlights on at all times.
Iceland’s exhilarating capital is packed with cultural attractions and sits on the edge of some truly spectacular scenery. Choosing what to do first is intimidating, so to get you started we’ve picked out three places you just have to experience – all just minutes away from each other by car.
The instantly recognizable Hallgrímskirkja Church is one of the tallest monuments in the city center. It’s not only one of the capital’s most iconic sights, but its tower is open to the public. Clamber up the volcano-inspired column to the top – 15 meters up – for panoramic views of Reykjavik with its mountainous backdrop.
For an unrivaled insight into the culture and history of Iceland, visit its national museum. Meet fearsome Vikings, marvel at the medieval engravings of the Valthjófsstadur door and enter traditional Icelandic houses at this immersive and informative museum.
While it is possible to eat whale meat in certain Icelandic restaurants, many visitors prefer to head out to sea and watch them swimming through the clear waters. Boats leave from the Old Harbor and take you up close to these magnificent marine mammals – keep your eyes peeled for puffins and dolphins, too.
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