Do I Need 4x4 Rental in Iceland?

If you are planning to travel to Iceland in the winter (generally, November through March), a 4x4 is the safest vehicle to rent. There is a lot of ice and snow during winter months in particular, so you would always be advised to choose a 4x4. 

Year round, you need a 4x4 rental in Iceland if you are planning on using F Roads and travelling across the whole island. It is illegal to drive F Roads in Iceland without a 4x4 as these roads are hard to navigate and smaller vehicles or campervans often need to be rescued.

For this reason it is always best to ensure you take out 4x4 rental in Iceland if you plan on heading outside the capital of Reykjavik and seeing some of the amazing sights around the country. Many waterfalls, volcanoes and other attractions can be inaccessible by normal roads, meaning either a long walk from nearby parking, or using a 4x4 on the F Roads.

4x4 Rental Keflavik Airport

If you are planning on heading to some of the more remote parts of the country, then you will need to consider 4x4 rental in Iceland. Why not start your adventure right with a 4x4 rental from Keflavik airport? Although you can quite easily navigate around the country without a 4x4, you will not be able to reach some of the more remote areas such as the Westfjords. If you are heading to Iceland in the winter months, then it can also be difficult to get around due to poor weather conditions. However, 4x4 rental is perfect for all kinds of terrain and weather conditions in Iceland and all our cars come equipped with winter tires. With our 4x4 rental from Keflavik airport, you can be fully prepared for whatever weather Iceland throws at you from your very first day in Iceland.

Our 4x4 Rentals

We offer a range of benefits with all our 4x4 rental in Iceland to ensure that we are offering you the best price on our cars. The prices that we quote you include insurance as standard, so you don’t have to worry about paying a premium for your insurance cover. There are also no reservation charges on the vehicles we rent and you can cancel your reservation up to 48 hours before with no fee. Our shuttle bus at Keflavik airport will also pick you up and drop you off so that you don’t have to walk far before for your rental car.

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    • 5 Doors
    • 5 Passengers
    • 4 Luggage
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    • 5 Doors
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    2019-2022
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    • 5 Doors
    • 5 Passengers
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    2021-2022
    • Automatic 4WD
    • 5 Doors
    • 5 Passengers
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    • 3 Doors
    • 2 Passengers
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    • 5 Doors
    • 5 Passengers
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    2020-2022
    • Automatic 4WD
    • 5 Doors
    • 5 Passengers
    • 4 Luggage
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    2021-2022
    • Automatic 4WD
    • 5 Doors
    • 5 Passengers
    • 4 Luggage
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    2021-2022
    • Automatic 4WD
    • 5 Doors
    • 5 Passengers
    • 4 Luggage
  • Nissan X-Trail or similar

    2019-2020
    • Automatic 4WD
    • 5 Doors
    • 7 Passengers
    • 5 Luggage
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    2020-2022
    • Automatic 4WD
    • 5 Doors
    • 7 Passengers
    • 5 Luggage
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    2023
    • Automatic 4WD
    • 5 Doors
    • 7 Passengers
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    2020-2022
    • Automatic 4WD
    • 5 Doors
    • 5 Passengers
    • 4 Luggage
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    2021-2022
    • Automatic 4WD
    • 5 Doors
    • 5 Passengers
    • 6 Luggage
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    2019-2022
    • Automatic 4WD
    • 5 Doors
    • 7 Passengers
    • 4 Luggage
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    2022
    • 8-speed automatic 4WD
    • 5 Doors
    • 5 Passengers
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    2018-2019
    • Automatic 4WD
    • 5 Doors
    • 5 Passengers
    • 5 Luggage
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    2020
    • Automatic 4WD
    • 5 Doors
    • 5 Passengers
    • 5 Luggage
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    2020
    • Automatic 4WD
    • 5 Doors
    • 5 Passengers
    • 5 Luggage