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Driver's License in Iceland

To drive in Iceland, many car rental companies require the driver to present a valid national driver's license that has been held for at least 2 years.

An International Driving Permit (IDP) is highly recommended for anyone living outside of Iceland. Especially if your domestic driver's license is printed with non-Roman Alphabet (Arabic, Japanese, Cyrillic etc), an International Driving Permit (IDP/IDL) or an official translation in English is required together with your driver's license when you drive in Iceland. 

*Attention! Some car rental companies would have different requirements. Please check Terms and Conditions during the booking process.

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Guest reviews

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2018.11.14 Destination: Reykjavik


Great car, affordable price, nice and easy to pick up


2018.11.10 Destination: Keflavik

8.2I had a good experience except for the staff at the desk on pick up advises I could pay for the extra insurance on handing back with a different card. When I handed the car back they advised it would be taken from the card I had booked with and couldn’t be changed. So this was a little disappointing.

Staff friendly and helpful.


2018.11.03 Destination: Keflavik

9.0Fast pick up and drop off

Fast pick up and drop off. We got a free coffee and ISK 3 per litre discount if we pump gas at olis and OBby showing our key that has avis logo on it. The car was good and no problem at all.


2018.10.05 Destination: Keflavik

8.2Give Better Direction

We loved the staff and enjoyed the car.

Greg P

2018.10.02 Destination: Keflavik

9.6Good experience

Very quick to pick up and drop off. Car was a bit scratched and dented from gravel- but not an issue, plus this is what to expect in a 4x4 in Iceland. Good service, no problems.


2018.09.29 Destination: Keflavik

9.2I took 6 days of car rental in Iceland

The Car of choice was given, it is clean and condition was good, the car didn’t give any trouble during those driving days.


2018.09.24 Destination: Reykjavik


Efficient service, no pressure sales for extras, airport based, decent car, excess included, full tank to tank fuel policy, hassle free returns, coffee machine


2018.09.15 Destination: Reykjavik

8.2Car rent with reasonable price

The price cheapper compare with other companies. The staff very good. They upgraded our car without any additional charges but you need to buy higher price insurance.


2018.09.13 Destination: Reykjavik

8.2Great Iceland experience

The sales representative was very welcoming and very friendly and give a lot of useful tips.


2018.09.03 Destination: Keflavik

10.0As expected all very good

simple and quick service

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Frequently asked questions

Q1.What is an insurance excess?

The excess is the amount you'll only be liable for in case of damage(under Collision Damage Waiver) or theft(under Theft Protection) of the vehicle.
Information about the excess will be clearly stated in the price inclusion when you reserve a car on EasyRentCars.

Q2. How can I add an addtional driver?

You are advised to make a request upon your arrival at the rental counter. Additional charge per day will incur unless '1 Additional Driver Included' is stipulated on the rental.
Please note that the same licence and age requirement applys to the additonal driver. The addtional driver is supposed to present the required licence document along with the main driver at pickup.

Q3.What if I want to pick up or drop off my rental car out of office hours?

EasyRentCars will show you the car offers available at your chosen time on the search results.
However, pick-up or drop-off out of general opening hours may subject to an extra fee unless self-service pick-up or drop-off is available.
After you reserve a car on EasyRentCars, we will inform you of specific policy of the car hire company by email.

Q4. Can I take the hired car to another country or cross border?

If you want to pick up your car in one country and drop it in another, your search results will show you cars you can do that with.
If you're planning to cross any borders during your trip, bear in mind:
1. You may have to pay more.
There are often extra fees, taxes or additional cover you'll pay at the car hire counter.
2.It may not be allowed.
Depending on where you're hiring, you may not be able to take your car to another country.
Please email us if you want to take your hire car into a different country during your trip, and we'll talk you through your options.

Q5. Can I pick up my car at one location and return it at different location?

Yes. You can pick up the vehicle in one place and drop it off in another. An ‘one-way fee’ will incur. Whether it is inclued in the rental price or what additional cost may arise will be clearly stated at the time of booking on EasyRentCars.
Please inform the car hire company of your drop-off location when you pick up the vehicle or contact them directly during your trip. You will find a phone number on the rental agreement you signed at pickup.

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