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In Reykjavik we recommend the following car hire offers

from 26 £ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

Mini
e.g. Kia Picanto
4 Days from 14.04 - 18.04.2025
Example vehicle
from 29 £ per day
Economy

Small, agile and economical - that's all it takes!

e.g. Suzuki Swift
4 Days from 14.04 - 18.04.2025
Example vehicle
from 30 £ per day
All-round carefree package

This way nothing can go wrong - carefree and all inclusive!

Mini
e.g. Kia Picanto
4 Days from 14.04 - 18.04.2025
Example vehicle

Reykjavik is not only the national capital, but also the largest city in Iceland. It is famed for its abundant natural beauty, unique Nordic culture, and vibrant nightlife. Despite being one of the smallest capital cities in the world, Reykjavik offers endless adventure and exploration possibilities.

Driving in Reykjavik

Car Class Recommendations and Mobility

When driving around Reykjavik, smaller cars are often the optimal choice, particularly if you plan to stay within city boundaries. These vehicles are easier to manoeuvre on the city's narrow streets and it's simpler to find parking for them. However, if exploring beyond the city to the more rugged landscape of Iceland’s mountains and valleys is your aim, an SUV or 4x4 is recommended.

Parking

No need to worry about parking in Reykjavik. The city offers both on-street parking and numerous parking lots. Do keep in mind that weekday parking is typically paid, while Sundays and public holidays are free. Stay alert for signs about parking restrictions.

Traffic Rules and Speed Limits

The speed limit in urban areas is usually 50 km/h, similar to the UK. A key difference worth noting is that Icelandic law forbids turning right on a red light. Seat belts are mandatory, and using a mobile phone while driving is prohibited.

Exploring Reykjavik and Beyond

Reykjavik is teeming with vibrant neighbourhoods, each bursting with Nordic charm. Downtown Reykjavik, Grandi Area, and Laugardalur Valley are must-visit spots. Embark on the Golden Circle route, a popular tourist trail in southern Iceland, for breathtaking waterfalls, geysers and the Thingvellir National Park.

Practicalities

Currency

The local currency is the Icelandic króna (ISK). Credit and debit cards are widely accepted in Reykjavik, so there's no need to carry significant amounts of cash.

Climate and Seasonal Events

Iceland's climate is typically cool, with mild summers and relatively gentle winters for an Arctic country. The most popular event in Reykjavik is the annual Summer Solstice Festival in June, celebrated with a week-long music and arts festival.

Departing from Reykjavik

Keflavik International Airport is the major airport serving Reykjavik, located about 50 km from the city centre. Car hires are available at the airport, making it convenient to start your Icelandic road trip right upon arrival.

With this guide in hand, your Icelandic adventure should be as smooth as possible. Enjoy your journey and drive safely!

Satisfaction with MietwagenCheck
50843 Reviews

4.8/5

265 Experiences of our customers in Reykjavik

Rating of Jonas E.

“Top service. We would do exactly the same again.”

Rating of Sebastian G.

“Everything worked out great. Nice staff!”

Rating of Doris H.

“Fast handling at the counter, smooth takeover and return. The car was in perfect condition. Everything great - gladly again.”

Rating of Thomas S.

“We had a great new car. The rental and return went smoothly and perfectly. Very friendly staff”

Rating of Thomas M.

“The communication was great and the shuttle was well organized . The pickup and return went quickly and smoothly. We are satisfied all around...”

Rating of Andreas R.

“Extremely friendly and courteous staff.”

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