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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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December 15, 2019 Destination: Keflavik


Not realising that the pick up location is outside the airport and waiting for transportation. Disappointing to have been given a different car to our selection.

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December 12, 2019 Destination: Reykjavik

9.7Great service!

Process was smooth and pleasant all round.

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December 5, 2019 Destination: Keflavik

9.3Excellent ...great customer service. Would definitely recommend Lotus and easyrentcars

Lotus were superb. Very helpful on pick up, couldn't do enough for us. On return, I filled up the car around 50 Kilometers away. When I got back to the airport, I tried to top up the fuel to full, but there was issues at both garages I tried with accepting UK credit cards. Other travels were also having issues, pumps were not manned. So, I returned the car 85 % full. The guy at Lotus said 'don't worry, you tried, there will be no charge'. If this was the USA I would have been charged a full tank. Thanks you Lotus.

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November 22, 2019 Destination: Reykjavik


It will be better if the staff tell us about the tunnel fee when we pick up the car

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November 4, 2019 Destination: Reykjavik

9.7quick easy and competitively priced, will be using again

friendly and efficient staff. nice car - free upgrade. quick and easy pick up and drop off. only point they could improve on was cleanliness and condition of child seats, one was quite dirty and another one was missing 4 point harness. resolved promptly though.

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October 14, 2019 Destination: Reykjavik

10Excellent experience

Very nice car rental company in Iceland. Recommand for everyone ! We reserved an toyota Yaris, but we got a Kia Rio. No big difference for us. The reception is very nice and helpful. The car is in excellent status and property.

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October 13, 2019 Destination: Reykjavik

10Superb Icelandic Car Rental!

Counter staff at Lotus were extremely helpful and didn't unnecessarily push and extra insurance. They gave great tips on where to visit, as well as a thorough explanation of the rules of the road in Iceland. They don't look to charge you for hidden costs and return was painless with no worrying about car condition involved. Superb service - other car rental companies should take note and learn from Lotus.

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October 12, 2019 Destination: Keflavik

7Rental company unprofessional, not responsible and not service oriented.

Unprofessional, Rude & Poor Service. Upon getting the Mazda CX-3, Procar staff named Christian did not bother to check the car together. All he said was you go round and take pictures of the car. Shouldn't they have a more professional renting procedure for customer's peace of mind? Car remote got cranky after the first few days. Thought was due to weak battery. On my 12th day, at the peak of the water fall, car remote could not work. Tried for closed to 1 hour in the freezing weather, and it suddenly works. On my 13th day, car broke down: Steering got very tied and indicator flashes pull over. Fortunately I was in a small town near petrol kiosk. Called Procar hotline, they referred me to a technical expert and requested me to change battery of the remote control. To diagnosed the problem I have to walked 20 mins in the rain to a shopping center to replace the remote's battery, but the engine still failed to start. Called Procar again, referred back to staff Christian. Requested him to checked my email of the dashboard indications, I sent. He got impatient and crudely exclaimed that he got 15 email addresses, which one am I referring to, when there is only one email stated on Procar website (Rude). Instead of getting an agent to take over, he asked me to seek help from kiosk attendance to run start the car and eventually to call a service agent to charge the car battery. That was when the kiosk attendance spotted the broken belt. Service Agent also wasted much time driving to and fro to look for right tools to install the belt. Wasted more than half a day of my leisure trip thus had to forego some destinations. Also had to pay for the service and got the refund later. Procar staff could have been proactive to contact and liaised with a service agent instead of having their customer diagnose and communicating via the kiosk attendance. As a leisure traveler, it's devastating: lost time, lost Skype cost, traumatized and stressed.

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October 9, 2019 Destination: Reykjavik


We had to change first car as we felt it was not reliable ,car was changed and that car was brought to us and that car was fine

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October 7, 2019 Destination: Reykjavik

9.7Easy, affordable, great way to see Iceland!

The staff in Reykjavik was excellent. Very helpful and friendly.

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September 18, 2019 Destination: Reykjavik

5.7Very Bad Experience. Not recommend all. It take me almost 2 hours just to collect the car.

wait too long to get the car. From departure gate, I spend almost 20 minutes to try to search for the person who pick me up for the car. After successful find that person, he ask me to wait for 15 min, he send other to et the car, after 15 min, he ask me to wait another 15 min , because there is anothetr person who wait them for almost 1.5 hour already. then after that, he send that person to pick up the car, ask me to wait another 15 min. end out I only successful reach there collection center after 1.5 hours. then take another 20 min to collect my car. When return car, they say got provide transfer to airport every 15 min, but end out I am waiting for 45 min for the transfer. conclusion, there is only one person there who incharge for pick up at airport, drive me to the car collection center, send people to airport from collection center. How can be done in 15 min for pick up and retuen. you need to expect at least 3 times of the times.

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September 17, 2019 Destination: Reykjavik

6Disappointed & Terrible experience for Green Motion Car Rental.

I rented a GOLF in auto transmission with a higher price but end the staffs offer me with a Mazda 2 in manual transmission. I was surprise and asked them that I thought I rented a GOLF in auto when booking but I was told by the staffs it is similar car. I said when I book online that time Mazda 2 or Hyundai i30 is cheaper than a GOLF. But the staffs told me that this is only similar car that they have so end up I they give me a Mazda 2 auto transmission. I’m very big size so when I’m getting in or out from the Mazda 2 always will have some difficulties. The car conditions was terrible as the engine check light indicator was on when I got the car and they told me is fine as it has been like this for awhile and after i drove for a feed day the water and tires indicator light on. I’m quite disappointed and upsets that it was a totally different type of car that I booked and the condition of the cars was so terrible that I need to worry for my whole trips that will this car breakdown halfway. I will definitely not to recommend any of my friends or book any car rental from this company again.

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September 14, 2019 Destination: Reykjavik

8Overall good Green Motion, could be better

Green Motion staff was great, friendly and knowledgeable. Though they aimed at telling us the ash and sand damage is not covered by any insurance even I got Super Protection that covers all in my rental. They talked many times and eventually I was made to buy the ash and sand protection.

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September 14, 2019 Destination: Keflavik


The pick up time was 8 am the erp showed up at 910 and told me he did not have to answer me sa to why he was late he looked hung over

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September 12, 2019 Destination: Keflavik


We waited almost 2 hours to pick up the vehicle. Very disorganized office

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September 8, 2019 Destination: Keflavik

7.7Expensive with poor customer service

Long wait to pick up our vehicle, almost 2 hours. Wouldn’t reimburse us for bringing the car back a day early when our flights got changed.

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September 5, 2019 Destination: Keflavik

7.7When we went to pick up the car the guy at the counter was pushing too hard to buy insurance

The car was pretty average and had 135000 km on it. The guy at pick up counter was forcing us to buy insurance and was telling us all sorts of stories about sand storm and accidents. Which was bit too much.

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September 3, 2019 Destination: Keflavik


Great experience. Gregory provided great customer service. would definitely book with them again.

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September 2, 2019 Destination: Reykjavik

10They were superb. Computer down, free WiFi for our rental. coffee while we waited. Very friendly

We loved renting with route 1

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August 31, 2019 Destination: Keflavik

2.3Worst rental of my life. Never again!

They are a scam. Aweful service. Would not acknowledge my existing credit card insurance. Forced me to pay more money to get the car. Then upon return charged my credit card for damage that was pre existing. Will never rent through this service again.

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August 27, 2019 Destination: Isafjordur

9.7A Good Experience, Except for the Price.

Very helpful counter staff, but the car I ordered was not available. Was offered an acceptable alternative.

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August 26, 2019 Destination: Reykjavik

9Everything fine

We had to wait when picking up the car because there were a lot of people. Kia isn‘t my favourite car. Big choice of child seats. I liked the video documentation of the car‘s state.

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Another Victim

August 26, 2019 Destination: Keflavik

4Total scam

Green Motion is committing serious fraud against tourists. I would like to recommend you remove them from your listings. I was a victim and would be happy to share my story. It is not unique as there are many other similar stories based on posts on TripAdvisor: And Google (this review among countless others) https://goo.gl/maps/VC4dX28Efs8nXi6B9 My story followed the common narrative arc. Discount rental found on your site that it less expensive than many brand name rental companies. Pickup a car that is much worse shapre than typical for rental car companies (not a big deal since you are paying a discount rate). Do the walkaround and notice dings and chips. Drive away. Return car. New "dents" and "chips" are found - they are often inperceptible to the human eye unless you stand at just the right angle. Since no one does such a detailed inspection beforehand, it is impossible to know if they were already present among the constellation of dings and dents that were on the car to start with. Green Motion proceeds to claim damages and requires a credit card charge or they won't return you to the airport. They require a huge amount of money for the miniscule damages. In my case, they charged me 290,000 Kr. for two "dents" that were only visible from a particular angle and each were at most 2 mms long and 1 mm in depth. That is close to $2500. The whole car is barely worth that much. Since all the cars are in rough shape, it's a safe assumption that the car is never actually repaired and the company simply pockets the money. It is an absolute scam. The behavior is criminal.

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August 25, 2019 Destination: Reykjavik

8Confusing end of hire communication

It wasn't obvious where the car hire depots were - the symbol in the airport was a car with a key above and we were not sure we were following the correct signs. The girl at desk was not happy that I didn't take any additional insurance policy. I chose a policy on the website that I thought covered everything I might encounter but she advised it didn't cover for natural disasters. I chose not to pay for this as the areas she indicated there might be a problem I wasn't going to visit.

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M.Fontes Cruzado

August 23, 2019 Destination: Reykjavik


Not clear how much i'm going to get charge

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August 21, 2019 Destination: Keflavik

2.3Todo bien hasta que llego el momento de la devolución, 3.000€ por un mini golpe que ya estaba

Al momento de la recogida todo medianamente bien pero nos hacen pagar un seguro (porque sino, no nos dan el coche aún llevando contratado otro seguro con antelación) y este seguro no te cubre nada!. A la hora de la devolución El personal fue lo peor, hacían por no entendernos, con el idioma, se reían de nosotros incluso con burlas. Nos han estafado y además nos amenazaron con no llevarnos al aeropuerto y casi perdemos el vuelo.

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Sai Eng Lim

August 18, 2019 Destination: Keflavik

8Overall quite OK, they have upgraded our car to Totaya but half way during our trip we have to top A

We had to queue quite sometime and we cannot pay in Euro, need to change to Icelandic note to pay. Why we have to buy again for insurance where else I already booked online. Other than that all are fine.

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August 14, 2019 Destination: Keflavik

9Everything went as planned

The car we got was a bit battered on the outside, but it didn't bother us since it consumed next to nothing (which is a big bonus with Iceland price for petrol) and even though it looked small on the outside (Toyota Yaris), we could easily fit in 3 people with all camping gear. Pick up was easy, so was the drop off. I took pictures of all the bruises our car had and was a bit worried they might blame me for some of them even if they were not my fault (bad Trustpilot reviews), but they did not complicate at all.

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August 13, 2019 Destination: Keflavik

3.3Awful! Didn’t have the car that a deposit was paid on

Company took money- but didn’t end up having the car and actually said there is not one on the whole island- took two hours of calling around finally found an old very larg diesel truck like vehicle had over 205k miles no a/c no gps.

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Cheng Shun Tak

August 12, 2019 Destination: Reykjavik

5Email reported 2 5.seater cimbined into 1 9.seater minivan Vito, wait more than 40min. for fix up.

But the right rear tire sensor was found malfunctiin and spare tire was bursted was not awared. Flattened tire in 2 times and required towing and replacement of one new tire. Fortunately, after negotiation with Procar , they agreed to took full responsibility, and return ine day rental fee.

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August 6, 2019 Destination: Keflavik


We have had a horrendous experience with Green Motion cars, the car which was given to us was a 10 year old car and on day 2 as we left Reykjavik to go around Iceland we started facing a number of issues: 1. The Air Con was not working- since it was peak summer in Iceland, we needed AC most of the time and the AC in the car was not working. 2. The wipers were not working and this caused lot of issues during the whole trip 3. Anti Mist not working- we faced a lot of issue because of the clouds/misty/foggy conditions where the anti-mist was not working. When we called support and customer services a number of times, they asked us to visit a garage in Mvytan where we had to go out of our way to visit the garage and the mechanic confirmed that the ac pump is broken and he also said if he changed the wiper blades it wont make much of difference as it was an old car and the wiper motors need change. We were asked to continue the trip in these horrendous conditions since they dont have any other option and would offer a discount when we return the car back.

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July 31, 2019 Destination: Reykjavik



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July 30, 2019 Destination: Keflavik


The people at the front counter became extremely short with us. We were working to figure out the credit card situation to pay for the downpayment and they started getting rude when we were asking questions to figure it out. They also made it seem they wanted us to buy the insurance rather then the down payment so they made the down payment as difficult as possible so we would just pay for the insurance.

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July 27, 2019 Destination: Keflavik

8Everything was good except the address

Everything is good. Fast receiving and return.

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July 26, 2019 Destination: Keflavik

6.7Good car, inefficient rental process

I got a good vehicle, a Suzuki Jiminy, although it was barely large enough for our luggage. The car performed well but was very expensive. I realize everything in Iceland in the summer is expensive though.

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July 25, 2019 Destination: Keflavik

5.3Fiat tipo instead of volkswagen passat, for passat price

No Yes Everything could be better ! Never will rent from green motion

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July 23, 2019 Destination: Reykjavik

5.7green cars cares only about seling additional insurance, but not quality of the service

Provided car was smaller than booked (Volvo v60 5 doors instead VW Passat 4 doors), quite old and with spoiled parking assistance device. Unfortunately we agree to take it. In the middle of journey the car started to deteriorate: rare window wiper was working unproperly and trunk’s door was unable to open. But the company refused to change the car or provide some compensation because “malfunctions are only minor inconveniences”. Also one tire on the car was with very shallow tread, but were to assured “it is legal and safe”. Shuttle to airport after check-out was very slow and probable unsafe: we have waited about 30 minutes, and they have packed 10 passengers in 8-place minivan.

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July 18, 2019 Destination: Reykjavik

9Nice, large vehicle for short trip in Iceland

Would have liked the car listed (VW Caddy) instead of similar model (Ford Transit). Price was very high, but maybe normal for Iceland?

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July 16, 2019 Destination: Reykjavik


The driver was rude. The instructions were unclear and the hoops we had to go through for the car did not make up for the cheaper price. I will not rent from them again.

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July 14, 2019 Destination: Keflavik

10Great car trip

This car and the whole renting process were easy and wonderful!

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July 11, 2019 Destination: Keflavik



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July 11, 2019 Destination: Keflavik

9Good price. Reliable car. Getting car = confusing, with wasted time and not as stated in contract

Car was perfectly adequate But rental agreement refers to Avis for airport rental logistics ( there is also Payless sign below Avis) After long wait agent states that this is wrong location and Payless renters have to do all the paperwork at pickup location

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August 14, 2019 Destination: Keflavik

3.7Never again!

Terrible service at car pick-up, ignorant personel, very rude and unprofessional. Had to wait for manager to come and finish the procedure. At the end we received extremely dirty and old car - over 130k km.

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September 30, 2019 Destination: Keflavik

6.7More expensive, far better

Still did not get any official paper about my closed booking, still hola a lot of money on my bank account without any reason, no documents, just really terrible.

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September 1, 2019 Destination: Keflavik

3the worst car rental experience

Our car wasn’t available so we waited 2 hours for a car. When we dropped it off at the end of the trip, it took so long that I missed my flight home and was stuck in Iceland an extra night.

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October 14, 2019 Destination: Keflavik


The car was brand new with just few hundred kilometers on the odometer. All details were duly informed. No hassle either at the time of pick up or drop off. A paid cab was also arranged post the drop off.

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August 6, 2019 Destination: Keflavik


一部のサイトでは空港受け取りとなっているが、実際には送迎シャトルで移動する必要がある(ただしとても近い)。シャトルにはGlobal Rent a Carの表示があるが、降りるとどこにも看板がなく、atakだか他の会社が代行している様子。一応建物の自動ドアにはA4の紙でGlobalRentaCarのロゴが貼ってある

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September 26, 2019 Destination: Reykjavik


Great customer service by Goldcar. Very helpful staff and amazing response.

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September 14, 2019 Destination: Keflavik


When we returned car the staff at the car rental company said the car has a little scratch that even can't be seen it. They were trying to make us to pay for this damage and finally we found this scratch in the photo that we took before. we fought with this guy in a hour and almost missed flight. I will not use this GREEN MOTION again! By the way, I saw people complain the same situation in internet..

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August 27, 2019 Destination: Keflavik

8.7good experience overall

When we received the car, it had only a quarter of the fuel tank filled and it was pretty dirty on the outside. When we came to drop off the car, there was no one in the office for about 10 minutes.

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

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