SIXT car hire in Iceland

Exploring the Nordic island of Iceland and its dramatic landscape has never been so easy with a SIXT car hire in Iceland. With SIXT branches offering seamless vehicle hire, including at Keflavik International Airport, only a short drive from Reykjavik, the adventure of a lifetime is closer than you think. Hire a 4x4 to explore one of the 31 active and extinct volcanoes on the island. Or hire a convertible and take in the stunning scenery that awaits you at every turn. With convenient locations to collect and drop off your car hire in Iceland, and a broad range of vehicles available, this beautiful country is waiting to be explored.  

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SIXT Services in Iceland

No matter how long your trip to Iceland is, our service is flexible around how long you need to hire your vehicle for. If it’s a weekly rental or a weekend rental, there are a number of cars available at affordable prices. Hire a saloon to carry your luggage, a minibus if you have the whole family with you or a luxury car if you have somewhere important to be. Bookable extras, such as a child seat for your little one, or a sat nav so that you don’t get lost, allow you to enjoy you hire stress-free.  

SIXT Services in Iceland

Good to know when you’re visiting Iceland

Under-25 Car Hire

In Iceland you can hire a SIXT car from as young as 20 years old, be aware though that this limits choice in cars and includes a surcharge.  

Driving Licences

Your UK licence will be accepted. Driving licences with non-Roman alphabet, e.g Japanese, Chinese, must be accompanied by an international driving permit.  

One-Way Car Hire

You can check in the booking tool whether it's possible, which it often is, to select a separate drop-off location. 

Crossing Borders

In Iceland it is not possible to cross any borders in your SIXT car hire. However, it is allowed to take the car by ferry from the mainland to the smaller islands of Iceland.  

Payment Methods

We accept all major forms of credit card besides Diners Club. Unfortunately, in Iceland we cannot accept debit or prepaid cards.

Flexible Booking Options

If you decide during booking you want to pay on arrival this also allows you to cancel the booking for free any time up to the day of pick-up.  

Best places to visit in Iceland

  • Reykjavik: The capital city Reykjavik is a great place to start when exploring Iceland. Visit the National and Saga museum to learn about the country’s Viking history. Take a short drive to Grindavik and enjoy the Blue Lagoon spa, a striking example of Iceland’s volcanic activity. 
  • Lake Myvatn: Visit Lake Myvatn in the north of the island and enjoy the volcanic rock formations and the Myvatn Nature Baths where you can soak up the mineral-rich waters. A 20-minute drive away you’ll find Námafjall Mountain where you can enjoy a small hiking trail. 
  • Jökulsárlón: Visit Jökulsárlón to see the incredible ice lagoons. You can hire boat tours to take you on this thrilling ride. You'll be sure to see glaciers and  also seals! It eventually leads into a waterway out to the Atlantic ocean, lined by an amazing black sand beach. 


xinmin a.

Very straight forward renting experience. No hard selling however, Definitely need a car insurance be it buying from Sixt or other platforms because you know … it’s Iceland. Although we had to pay for a damage, we can claim from our own insurance. Thanks Mr Jerzy for guiding us how to claim.

Lori P.

Excellent service and vehicles! I will use them again upon my return to this beautiful country!


Me and my girlfriend went on a vacation to Iceland between 2nd and 12th of September. We rented a blu Dacia Duster. Over all, to make this short, we had a great experience renting, using and returning this gravel-road-friendly car. ♥ We did 3400km on roads and gravel roads. We got the car totaly dirty. We busted the licence plate a little, but at inspection they said it doesnt matter and the didnt charge anything for it. After few days after returning the car the wrote me a mail, that we crossed a tunel (which is true) and they were sent a bill for that (i think it was 2900ISK) that they charged us afterwards, which is only fair. So over all we were absolutly satisfied with their service and them being fair and informative. :)

Only issue was wright at the beginning when we were waiting for pick up at the arirport. We waited around an hour for pick up, which wasnt to much of an issue for us. But apart from this we were very very sattisfied with the car and overa all service :)

From my experience I would recommend using SixT and especialy 4x4 cars when in Iceland ;)

Emmanuel P.

When we were waiting in line to pick up our car, we were scared as we heard 2 Americans travelers being asked to pay an extra 400 Euros or maybe it was 800 Euros. They asked to speak to a manager and it seems he came up with a solution that they seemed happy about. My guest is that they though the limit was 400 miles and not 400 KM.


My experience was good. We booked for a Renault Capture or similar and we had a Corolla 2022 Hybrid. The car had 2 very light scratches that were already identified. They however didn't identify 2 light stains found on 2 seats.


They was not much preasure to upsell us to take the insurance. We did ended up taking the unlimited millage option which turned out to be useless as we drove 400 KM (I guess the preasure came from the story of these 2 travelers and a mistake in our planing).


On the return, they will carefully inspect the car, specially the windshield (which is the only thing we forgot to inspect on pickup).


I would return to this location again and I highly recommand a hybrid car. We had a fuel consumption of only 4.5L and we filled for only 20L which ended up coasting about 65$ CAD (about 3.25$ CAD /L). Don't be cheap and pay the extra for a hybrid.

Hugues M.

Thanks to the Sixt team and especially James!

We had a very good experience: process to take the car was smooth and diligent. James was very nice and gave us very good advice for our roadtrip. Their offer (rental of a Toyota CHR) was also very good, especially given the current high prices in Iceland.

Much appreciated team, thanks a lot.

Peter P.

very good advice from the agent, good deal to get an upgrade and a very smooth return with the premium service

Rusty D.

As one of our first experiences in Iceland was getting a rental, Sixt was fantastic. We were in and out in less than 15 minutes and headed out on an Icelandic adventure. Our contact Nadia really knew what she was doing and made the process easy and stress free! Just make sure you follow all the directions and everything will be great! Management does a great job keeping the vehicles clean and orderly and the employees seem to enjoy working for them! Definitely will be using them again.

Jacek O.

Brilliant service! Very professional agents. All was clearly explained and we were on the road in no time. Mr Kietlinski even gave us some tips to how to see the erupting volcano when we only had 7 hours to do it before our flight! Thank you so much for the free upgrade as well!

Andy C.

Five Star service. Great clean cars . And I am most grateful they were able to help drop me off to the Terminal when the rude airport transit driver didn't stop the bus. Needless to say it was an personal emergency and quite rushed. Will go with these guys again .

Thierry B.

We had a great experience with Sixt and our contact James in Iceland, Keflavik Airport. We had a brand new MG SUV for 9 days and the instructions for the whole island (we did the ring road, total 2‘400km) have been very helpful. James gave us all tipps and tricks. Dont drive too fast as of hefty fines and many sheeps and other wildlife. Where parking has to be paid and how to handle the Akuyeri tunnel. All in all it was a perfect start to some really awesome and very adventurous holidays. The whole process was very easy and fast and with the coverage and insurance highlighted by James we just could relax and enjoy the crazy nature and breathtaking roads and highways of the ring road.

Sally C.

I have not read the comment before I book with Sixt and just realise there were so many bad reviews for them. To be honest, my experience with them are always fine including this time. The staffs English level are not the best but okay and understandable. They are very patient and explain different insurance coverage. I always buy full insurance and this time particular with wind screen and sand protection because the road condition in Iceland. That is why I do not need to check the car when I drove them out and when I return the car because they are fully cover. I also will choose the unlimited milage so you can have more flexibility when planning your trip.


There is a gas station right next to Sixt, you can fill up your tank before you return the car which is really convenience.


The only downside is they are not located inside the airport, you need to take the shuttle bus to their outlet. If you are not travelling with lots of luggage you can walk to their outlet which needs around 7 mins walk. Not that bad at all.


I like these guys. Probably will stick with them on any future trips to Iceland.

Bodor A.

Very good service! I recommend, very professional agent's. Clean and very well maintained car's.

Jorge O.

Great service. Good quality cars. Recommend.

Florian N.

Fabulous service by Grzegorz! Received a nice upgrade as Sixt Platinum member. Recommended branch!



Because I have now read previous, negative comments...


The English skills of the branch employees are fine - no communication issues there.

Yes, SIXT (and other rental car companies) advise to get insurance for sand/gravel - so check with your credit card company if they cover this already. SIXT did explain all insurances but at no point pressure me to buy insurance that I already have.

They do have offers with kilometres restrictions and without. So be careful what you book. I have booked without restrictions, and everything was fine.

The car I received was an upgrade, in perfect condition and had about 7800km on the clock. I suggest to clean the car before you return it - A) good manners (you do flush the toilet before you checkout a hotel, don't you?) and B) you can spot scratches/dents easier that way and possibly avoid discussions. Many petrol stations do have water hoses free of charge, so this should make things easy.

And a general advice for the big rental car companies / hotel chains: book directly through their official channels

phyllis b.

Rep was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful in getting to our hotel.

Donna L.

While it took a while to get our car, it was made worthwhile. Our Toyota Yaris got us around all the sites we wanted to see in an economical fashion. The return trip was efficient and troublefree.

Marcel S.

Returned our SUV today after a Road Trip and got a free drive with the luggage back to the Airport. Everything was fine and charged as aspected. Thanks to Jersey, very friendly employeer!

Emanuel V.

Everything was really good. They were so kind and clear. They help us to understand everything about the rent and about our car, with a lot of patience. The price was clear and fair. I suggest to everyone to rent here a car, if you need it

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Vast Fleet Of Premium Cars
  • Car Hire Made Quick And Easy
  • Friendly 24/7 Customer Service
  • Free Cancellation When You Pay On Arrival
  • No hidden costs or credit card fees

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