4x4 Car rental Iceland

Do I need a 4x4 rental car in Iceland?

With the unpredictable weather, harch seasons and tough roads a 4x4 is without a doubt the safer choice when traveling in Iceland in a rental car.

Over 13.000km of roads and less then 5000km covered with asphalt you'll want a sturdy 4x4 rental car to lead you through the bumpy gravel roads and steep hills of Iceland

While rental cars in iceland are allowed on all of them (except F-roads), there are plenty of roads that are not serviced regularly and shouldn‘t be attempted with a regular vehicle. With a 4x4 rental car you‘re pretty well geared for most roads in Iceland.

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Driving a 4x4 rental car in Iceland allows you to explore so much more then it would driving a 2WD, getting to isolated regions like the Westfjords and the north-east. 4x4 cars are perfect for getting off the beaten track and exploring the undiscovered regions.

All caution needs to be taken even when driving a 4x4 in Iceland.

Learn about driving in Iceland with Elfis the Icelandic Elf and always keep an eye on the road conditions at the Icelandic Road administration www.road.is. or any alerts or warnings at www.safetravel.is

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Our 4x4 Iceland rental cars


Suzuki Jimny

The Suzuki Jimny is one of the most affordable
4x4 mini SUV rental cars we offer and of the most popular     
options to drive in Iceland.

Automatic transmission and a petrol engine with                  
a average fuel consumption and a high ground
clearance it can access most roads in Iceland.
Being a compact 4x4, we do not recommend it
for more then a pair of two with two luggage’s

Fuel Consumption : 7.8 L pr.100km / 36 MPG
Fuel Tank size: 40L / 10.5 Gal
Fuel Range : 500 km

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Dacia Duster

Looking for a fuel efficient 4x4 rental car in iceland? 4x4 car rental iceland
The Dacia Duster is the 4x4 for your adventure in Iceland!
Diesel engine and manual transmission making it on of our
most fuel efficient and budget friendly 4x4 we have.
With a good sized boot a being a normal sized 4x4
it’ll fit 3-4 with luggage easily.

Fuel Consumption : 5.3 L pr.100km / 53 MPG
Fuel Tank size: 50L / 13.2 Gal
Fuel Range : 800 km

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Subaru XV

Comfort, reliable and a great 4x4 for 2-3 adults to travel inn with all their luggage.
Being all wheel drive it has shown to perform great in all kinds of situations on all kinds of roads and has been the most popular owned brand of the locals for a choice of 4x4 in Iceland.
Equipped with all kinds of additional features making your 4x4 adventure comfortable and safe.

Fuel Consumption : 7 L pr.100km / 40 MPG
Fuel Tank size: 60L / 15.8 Gal
Fuel Range : 800 km


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Subaru Forester


Like the XV it's got a great 4x4 system as well as being comfortable and sturdy, equipped wth additional features.
With a slightly bigger trunk it’ll fit 3-4 with luggage

Fuel Consumption : 8L pr.100km / 30 MPG
Fuel Tank size : 60L / 15.8 Gal
Fuel Range : 700 km

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Nissan X-Trail

4x4carrentalicelandOne of the most fuel efficient 4x4 you can find and spacious enough
for 5 adults to travel in along with all their luggage

The x-trail has additional features making your travels extra comfortable, parking sensors, navigation system and cruise control to name a few.

It does have 7 seats however there is not much space for luggage once 7 passengers are onboard, the 6th and 7th seats are thought out for kids. When traveling more then 5pax we recommend adding on a roofbox.

Fuel Consumption : 5.3 L pr.100km / 44 MPG
Fuel Tank size: 60L / 15.8 Gal
Fuel Range : 900 km


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Mitsubishi Pajero


The Pajero has been proven very well for Icelandic weather conditions and with all it’s additional features, parking camera, sunroof and heated leather front seats to name a few - it’s luxury on wheels.

With its ground clearance being 235mm it’s one of our best cars to give the Highlands a visit!

Fuel Consumption : 10 L pr.100km / 28 MPG
Fuel Tank size: 88L / 23 Gal
Fuel Range : 900 km

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