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. 


Jorge O.

Great service. Good quality cars. Recommend.

Florian N.

Fabulous service by Grzegorz! Recieved 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

Clement L.

Rented a car for over a week. Pickup and drop off was very smooth and had no issues. During drop off we were served by Jersey who was very kind and even drove us back to the airport terminal with all our luggage! Would recommend.

Filip G.

The rental process was quick and the employees there were very helpful. I was happy with the Toyota I got with snow tires. The facility is nice and you can actually walk to it from the airport instead of taking a shuttle. The only Minus is how hard they try to upsell you on numerous things. I totally get why but still it’s a little too aggressive and a bit manipulative.

Jim C.

Great check-in experience with perfect support by James. All set to discover Iceland by winter thanks to the winterspike tires!

Deji D.

Not in terminal. Otherwise fine


I’ve never experienced this wonderful treatment anywhere in Europe. Due to the delay of airplane, Although we arrived at Keflavik International Airport out of the opening hour, they quite kindly waited for us until we arrive. Thank you James, you made my day!!

Daniel T.

Easy to get to by free shuttle. Got upgraded for free and didn't need to refill the car upon return. Very friendly staff and great quality, new and low mileage cars. Would rent again there!

R-A M.

James was great! Gave a great deal and was very helpful!!!

Be sure to follow the signs to the rental car shuttle bus because the rental desk is off site.

Orso Maria R.

Our journey around Iceland wouldn’t have been so unforgettable without Sixt (Keflavik)!


The staff (Mr Kietlinski) was extremely kind and professional, helping us to go through the (fast and efficient) procedure to rent our car with patience and attention to details.


Moreover, thanks to a very convenient upgrade to the Premium Package, Sixt provided us with a Jeep Compass 4xe, which turned to be the perfect combination of comfort and performance in the Icelandic winter weather.


So, we totally recommend Sixt — and will for sure come back next time we’ll visit the Icelandic natural wonders!

Anjali P.

James assisted us in renting our car excellently! He was very patient and informative. Definitely will use Sixt again because of his service. Thank you James.

edu t.

The service was great in general. The car was a 4x4 perfect for Iceland. No driving problems. The return of the car was perfect. Jersey took us to the airport so as not to wait for the bus. At the airport, we had an unforeseen event with the issue of covid tests and Jersey helped us a lot. He was our savior! Always grateful.

Dipan T.

Awesome experience with Sixt - Jersey and Gregg were really helpful on arrival - explained everything clearly and made sure I understood everything - while also pointing out a few websites to monitor road conditions as well as some local driving tips! On return, James completed our 5 star experience by driving us to the airport! Would defo recommend / use again!

A H.

Great service and a really good car. The staff are friendly and professional, and even offered to drop me at arrivals if the shuttle bus wasn’t timely (the bus is actually by every 15 minutes). Their loss and damage policy is much more affordable than other rental agencies; usually I don’t even take these policies but did due to the reasonable price and a bad experience with another company. I would definitely rent a car through Sixt and the Keflavik Sixt team again.

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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