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Car Hire in Iceland

Book cheap car hire in Iceland and explore this volcanic island at your own pace. From thermal spas and whale watching to the northern lights, you’re guaranteed to have a great time in Iceland.

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For natural beauty, Iceland is in a league of its own. From the geothermal Golden Circle to the awe inspiring Gullfoss, Iceland is a wonderful country that you won’t want to leave. The shoreline is dotted with small towns and harbours, whilst the interior is wild and uninhabited. Depending on when you go you’ll be met by two wildly different islands.

In the winter, the sun is barely seen and darkness takes over creating perfect conditions to see the northern lights. Head out to the ski resorts at Akureyri and Dalvik or try snowmobiling on the Vatnajökull glacier.

In the summer, the Midnight Sun takes over and sees the sun remain visible for 24 hours a day. You’ll have great opportunities to see whales and explore parts of the country that are inaccessible in winter.

You get such different experiences depending on the season that you really should plan to make 2 trips!

What do you get with us?

Opt to rent a car with Economy Car Hire and your Icelandic adventure will get off to the best possible start. With a range of vehicles to choose from, and a focus on customer satisfaction, you'll have a great time exploring the Golden Circle or the coast roads. 

A 24/7 emergency phone service means we will always be there to help you with any problems whilst breakdown assistance is there for more serious issues should you need it.

Icelandic airports

There are two main airports in Iceland, and Economy Car Hire is on hand to offer our unrivalled service at either one.

The capital of Iceland, Reykjavik, is only a short drive away from Keflavik Airport. The turquoise waters of the world-renowned Blue Lagoon on the outskirts of Reykjavik is a hugely popular attraction. If you’d rather learn about Iceland’s history, pay a visit to the National Museum of Iceland or explore modern Reykjavik and its Hallgrímskirkja church and the striking Harpa building.

Akureyri Airport is the gateway to the north of Iceland. Head to the city of Akureyri itself and you could end up spending hours in Lystigarourinn – the district’s Botanical Gardens – or simply enjoy the stunning view of the fjord that acts as a spectacular backdrop.

Top 5 tourist attractions in Iceland

  1. Hallgrímskirkja – The famous church or Reykjavik. Take the lift up the bell tower for stunning views of the city and bay.
  2. Gullfoss – One of the most popular attractions in Iceland. The Hvítá River falls 3 times here as it rushes down to the Atlantic.
  3. Northern Lights – Iceland is one of the best places in the world to see the northern lights. Good luck!
  4. Súlur – This picture perfect Mountain is popular with hikers and mountaineers alike.
  5. Imagine Peace Tower – Yoko Ono’s memorial to John Lennon. It is only lit from October 9th (Lennon’s birthday) to December 8th (day of his death).

Planning your trip to Iceland

Find out so much more about Iceland by having a look through our comprehensive travel guide, before topping up your knowledge of driving in Iceland. For more information, be sure to check out our blogs on the best time to travel to Iceland, or simply have a look at all of our Iceland travel blogs


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