Go Car Rental Iceland offers affordable car rental deals and services in Iceland. Rent a car and explore Iceland

Why You Should Choose
Go Car Rental Iceland

With a wide selection of vehicles and unbeatable customer service, we are the best place for renting a car in Iceland.

Free Cancellation

Secure your rental car with GO and have the option to cancel 24 hours before pickup time.

24/7 Road Assistance

Our 24-hour car rental roadside assistance with all rentals ensures you have support when you need it.

Insurance Included

All rental include Super CDW, Gravel Protection, and Theft Protection for ultimate peace of mind. Stay protected with us!

Zero Deposit

Travel worry-free with no deposit required when renting a car with us. Experience a stress-free journey without any added financial burden.

10 years of epic journeys with over 400,000 explorers

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Learn About Us:
Our Story and Mission.

Go Car Rental Iceland is owned by three locals who share their love for traveling and exploring the breathtaking wonders of Iceland. Established in 2011, our mission has been to provide exceptional car rental options for travelers seeking to discover this stunning destination while keeping costs budget-friendly.

Our mission is to deliver 5-star car rental services in Iceland while keeping your budget in mind. With Go Car Rental Iceland, you can enjoy unlimited mileage, comprehensive insurance, round-the-clock emergency assistance, and hassle-free cancellations.

We take pride in offering a diverse fleet of new and dependable rental cars that cater to your every need. Plus, we make getting on the road a breeze with convenient pick-up and drop-off options at Keflavik International Airport.

Discover the wonders of Iceland in comfort and style with Go Car Rental Iceland - your trusted partner for the ultimate road trip experience.

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4.8 of 5 based on 1.800+ reviews

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“I absolutely LOVE Go Car Rental! I've used them twice and they're super friendly, offer a shuttle to/from the airport (something I learned not all rental companies do) and they have a great selection of vehicles. Hope to see them again next year!”

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Spenser Sembrat

September 2023

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“I've used this company 3 times when in Iceland and they are easy to use, convenient and have good vehicles at reasonable rates with no hidden charges. The shuttle bus system from Keflavik works well and is frequent. Staff are effective and collection and return is easy. Would not bother using anyone else.”

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Phil Clowes

August 2023

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“Best car rental in Iceland! We’ve used other companies and Go Car is far above the rest. Super easy process on both ends and a great experience with the car. Will definitely use them again!”

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Emma Barrett

July 2023

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“The rental car was exactly what 1 needed. The gent'lemen working at go car ren1al took the time to explain some very basic precautionary de1ai ls for driving in lceland. he Wi-Fi signa l was consist,ent and easy to use. Great experience. 1 w ill be using them again when 1 r1eturn to drive the Northern region of the country.”

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L. Alexis Dawkins

July 2022

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“First of all, if I could give this rental company 10 stars, I would. From beginning to end, the service we received from the guys working at the Go Car Rental office near the keflavik international airport was nothing but stellar. They were extremely polite, professional and very accommodating. Even before our arrival in Iceland, all of our inquiries via email were answered quickly and efficiently.”

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Kim Howells

September 2022

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“Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Easy pick up and drop off. We had a flat tire during our trip and the Go Car Rental and the roadside assistance were both very helpful and made the process as painless as possible. Would definitely recommend renting a rental car with GO!”

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Brittney Peden

June 2022

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“The customer service upon our arrival into Iceland was lovely. We got some good trip recommendations and had a great cup of coffee. Our rental car was, without a doubt, the trusty steed on our Ring Road adventure, and we really appreciated the included WIFI. Super nice people and great service.”

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Marla Chandler

January 2022

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“Our experience with Go Car Rental was great! They are incredibly well priced and an excellent option for those who can’t afford the HUGE deposits that other rental car companies charge up front. The staff were excellent on handover and super knowledgeable about driving around Iceland.”

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Jess Kirton

January 2023

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“Fantastic experience! Everyone working hear was super friendly and made sure we got the best rental experience. ”

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Mario Machado

May 2023

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“I had a great experience with Go Car Rental. It was my first time with them, but definitely not the last. The entire processes was smooth and effortless. The car was brand new, clean and well equipped. ”

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Piotr Demianiuk

April 2023

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All Things Iceland

Jewells Chambers, an expert on Iceland, founded and runs All Things Iceland, a website and social media platform providing information and inspiration for travel to the island.

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Jón from Iceland

Jón, a professional photographer from Iceland, has been showcasing his awe-inspiring photography abilities and expertise on Iceland's culture, history, and natural splendor through his social media.

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Garðar Ólafsson

Garðar is an Icelandic professional photographer who captures amazing pictures of Iceland's landscapes. He is good at noticing the small details and making the country's natural beauty look unique.

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One of the Best Rental Car Companies in Iceland

Having local connections always makes for better travel experiences and that is precisely what you get with Go Car Rental, your local car rental place in Iceland. Renting a car with us is easy. We will pick you up from the airport when you arrive and drop you off at the airport once your Icelandic adventure is over–for free. No matter what your plans are, we have a great selection of rental vehicles to suit every budget and occasion from 4x4s to economy cars.

Free Keflavik Airport Pick-Up & Drop-Off

All rental prices include airport shuttle service so there is no need to worry about drop-off, pick-up or getting to and from the airport. This service ensures a seamless and stress-free experience for all our customers, allowing you to focus on enjoying your trip. With our reliable and convenient shuttle service, you can start and end your journey with ease and peace of mind.

Rent a Car While You’re in Iceland

Renting a car in Iceland is simple with Go Car Rental. Whether you need to pick up the car in Reykjavik, be picked up and dropped off at the airport or some combination of the two, we have got you covered. Go Car Rental is your local car hire in Iceland.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to most of your iceland car rental questions in our FAQs section down bellow

What are the requirements for renting a car in Iceland?

When renting a car in Iceland, here are the key requirements:

  1. Drivers must present a valid driver's license. If the license is not in Latin script, an International Driving Permit or official translation is needed.
  2. A credit card in the driver's name is required as a guarantee. Debit cards are accepted if Gold insurance is purchased at 25€ per day.
  3. Age requirements vary by vehicle type: 20+ for 2WD and medium 4WD/AWD, 23+ for larger 4WD, SUVs, and luxury models.

These guidelines ensure a safe and enjoyable driving experience in Iceland.

Are there any age restrictions for renting a car in Iceland?

If you're planning a trip to Iceland one of the most important things to keep in mind is that the minimum age for renting a vehicle is 20 years old. In addition, you must have held a valid driver’s license for at least 1 year.

Make sure to thoroughly read and understand the rental agreement. All these regulations are designed to ensure the safety of visitors while driving around Iceland’s stunning landscapes.

What types of insurance options are available for rental cars in Iceland?

When planning a rental car trip to Iceland, there are a few insurance options to consider. All rental car companies in Iceland will offer some form of third-party liability coverage for your rental vehicle, however, it typically only meets the minimum legal requirements.

Go Car Rental offers a variety of additional insurance options, including collision damage waiver (our liability waiver), gravel protection, tire insurance, theft protection and more. Other important things to check include road service and remote location coverage, as well as criteria for who is authorised to drive the rental car. Be sure to ask what is included in each package and weigh the risks against the costs of each insurance option before settling on a policy that's right for you.

Do I need to clean my rental car?

While you're not required to fully clean the vehicle before returning it, we appreciate it if you remove any trash. This helps us maintain high standards for the next customers. Don't worry about dirt or dust from your adventures—our professional cleaning team will handle the thorough cleaning once the car is returned. Enjoy the rugged beauty of Iceland without concern!

Can I rent a car in Reykjavik and drop it off at Keflavik international airport?

Yes, you can rent a car in Reykjavik and drop it off at Keflavik International Airport.

When making your reservation, be sure to select a one-way rental, starting in Reykjavik and ending in Keflavik. And please note that a fee of 50 euros applies for this service.

What happens if I need roadside assistance while driving a rental car in Iceland?

Driving abroad can often be intimidating and that is especially true with a rental car when visiting somewhere like Iceland. Luckily, if you need emergency roadside assistance while driving a rental car, help is readily available. Go Car Rental provide 24/7 roadside assistance to all customers in case of an emergency. Simply call our team and they will help get you back up and running in no time.

Emergency services in Iceland are also more than happy to help any tourists facing car issues, no matter the extent of the problem or the amount of knowledge the driver has about the vehicle so you can travel with confidence.

How do I rent a car in Iceland with Go Car Rental?

Renting a car in Iceland with Go Car Rental is a great way to explore the vast landscapes of Iceland. Firstly, you'll need to start by making a reservation on the website, and completing the rental application form. You will need to input the type of car that best suits your needs, your ideal pick up location and the dates you will need the car.

Once your application has been reviewed and approved, you'll be able to pick up the vehicle by presenting your reservation confirmation, driver’s licence and credit card at your chosen location. A member of the Go Car Rental team will then approve the handover and give you the keys to your rental vehicle. Quick and easy!

Upon the end of your rental period, simply fill the tank with gas and return the car and keys for inspection.

Renting with Go Car Rental is a fast and affordable option for those wanting to take a lengthy trip through Iceland. We have some of the best car rental deals on the market.

Can I rent a car without a credit card?

Renting a car without a credit card can be tricky but it's not impossible! Most standard rental companies require you to sign for the vehicle with a major credit card, but many agencies now offer alternative payment methods.

With Go Car Rental you are easily able to rent a car without a credit card by simply purchasing our Zero excess insurance package - either the Premium or Premium Plus+ insurance.

What are the road conditions like in Iceland?

Driving in Iceland is a unique experience, with long and often isolated roads snaking through the jaw-dropping landscape. The driving conditions can vary depending on the season you visit, but at Go Car Rentals, we can provide a range of vehicles designed to make your journey as safe and comfortable as possible.

Drivers can generally expect well-maintained and sign-posted roads, however, the weather is often unpredictable so it's essential to check that the car you choose is appropriate for the current conditions. You must also always follow road safety rules and regulations to remain safe.

Although driving in Iceland can be challenging with prevalence of f-roads (mountain roads), the majestic natural beauty draws travellers from all across the world and makes the journey worthwhile.

What kind of cars are available for rental in Iceland?

Renting a car in Iceland is a great way to explore the beautiful country and its vast terrain. With so many different types of vehicles available for rent, travelers can choose according to their individual needs and preferences. Whether you're looking for luxury or comfort, affordability or spaciousness, there's something for everyone at Go Car Rentals.

From small economy rental cars and midsize rental cars to larger 4x4 SUV vehicles and spacious minivans , visitors can access terrains inaccessible by public transportation. Before committing to a vehicle, do your research and decide what types of vehicle will work best for you. If you are unsure or have any questions before making a decision, read our reviews or contact the team to ensure you get quality for your money.

Iceland Car Rental Tips

Lake and mountain in East IcelandWeather

What to expect: Weather in Iceland in October

If choosing Iceland as your destination was a no-brainer, we understand that picking the right month to come is not that easy. Well, that’s not really true, because coming to this Nordic country is fantastic in every season. However, there are several things to consider, as each month offers different conditions that can affect your trip. And the weather is definitely one of the most important ones.

If you’re traveling in October, let us tell you that you’ve made a great choice. This month is the bridge between autumn and the early signs of winter. The weather can be quite variable, making it crucial for travelers to understand what to expect to make the most of their trip.

During this month, the landscape transforms as the days get shorter and temperatures drop. In this guide, we’ll explain how the weather is in Iceland in October, how to prepare for it, what to pack in your bags, and other travel tips so you will have an unforgettable experience.

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In this guide, we will take you to the perhaps most famous of them all: Þingvellir National Park. This park is the jewel of Iceland. A unique place that blends natural beauty, rich history, and unique geological features. It also contains some of Iceland’s most visited features and natural monuments.

If you are planning to visit Iceland, Þingvellir National Park should definitely be on your list. Let’s go!

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