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. 


Queen Q.

Very good experience with Mr. James at Kevlavik Airport SIXT. Thank you for your help. 5 Stars

caroline W.

Easy process, staff were so helpful and made the whole process easy

Brenn T.

We rented a compact car for 10 days in Iceland. Upon arriving we were offered an upgrade to a Jeep Compass for an extremely reasonable rate, plus a second driver added. The individual working at the front desk (unfortunately I do not have his name) was professional, kind, answered our questions, and gave helpful tips about the area and driving around the country. The car was a hybrid but due to our route and lodging options we only charged it once, using petrol the rest of the time. The 4x4 capabilities were helpful during some of the ice passages and the car was comfortable to ride in. Our flight was canceled and we needed to extend the rental by one day, which was no problem. When we checked in the car Grzegorz assisted us and even shuttled us back to the airport. Exceptional service and we appreciated the kindness showed.

Dominik L.

The employee was super kind and friendly. Very helpful. We had a great service!

Alex M.

I regularly rent cars via Sixt and never had any issues. Most recently I booked a 4x4 car in Iceland and everything was flawless. Pickup and return was quick, great customer service and support throughout the rental period. At the end also received a complementary ride to the terminal. Recommend! P.S. if you rent during winter ask for a snow shovel and a sandbag.

Nawid W.

I went to Iceland in December 2022 and wanted to explore the country with my friends, that’s why we needed a car. To rent a car at the Sixt rental station in Keflavik Airport turned out to be the right decision. We were advised about which car would be optimal for our plan and which insurance would fit us the best. Unlike many other experiences I made at car rental stations, they did not try to make the maximum profit and sell us every upgrade they could. The car itself was a 4x4 so it was a very good fit for the weather conditions in Iceland. It had no problems and the rent was very smooth. We returned the car a bit later than we agreed on, because a road was closed but that was no problem, Sixt was very fair and did not charge any extra fee. All in all, it was a good experience and I would fully recommend this rental station to anyone needing a car in Iceland.

Sonja M.

Always happy with the service at Sixt.

We got the car quickly with great assistance from the staff. Thank you

david a.

Outstanding customer service!

Mangesh G.

Smooth car rental experience, although they were trying to sell additional insurance that I already had from elsewhere.

Klaudia J.

Grzegorz was very professional, explained everything from start to finish and made my stay in Iceland wonderful! I would recommend Sixt to everybody!

Ali V.

Had a very easy time getting our car rental thanks to Greg. He was very kind and helpful and remembered us when we came to drop the car off again- he even gave us a ride to the airport and saved us a very windy 20 minutes of waiting outside in the cold!

Caroline M.

We had a great experience with sixt for our car rental in Iceland. Easy, smooth process, we drove all over Iceland and had no issues!

Smooth rental process, good prices, low deposit and fresh car !

Above all an amazing customer service: Greg is the most professional, kind, full of positive attitude representative. He have us lots of useful tips on safe driving and places to visit.

Highly recommended!

Clay S.

Sixt was very easy and conviently located next to the airport. Would definitely rent from them again. Take photos of your car beforehand!

Rick J.

Couldn't have been nicer. Bargain price. Good car.

Shannon O.

Sixt was a good location to the airport and they provide a free shuttle service. The wait was not long but I know we also missed a big rush that was coming in. The attendant that was working with us did a very good job at explaining all of the insurance, especially the newer need of premium with the added wind storms that have Iceland. She showed us pictures of the previous week's damage to cars. I highly recommend to anyone renting a car in Iceland to ALWAYS get all the insurances. Just do it. The car they provided us was a wonderful vehicle that was better than the last car we had rented in Iceland. Upon returning the car, we just had to drop off the key and then hop on the shuttle and head to the airport. Very quick. We will use them the next time we are in Iceland.


James was exceptionally helpful. He helped me plan my trip and made sure I had enough mileage. He even told me the best place to get gas! Excellent service all the way around. Thanks for taking care of us!

Jk A.

The woman who works here was testie & contrite, but when I returned the car the man was a pleasure to work with.

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.

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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