Compare prices of the leading local rental cars in Reykjavik
You can find the best prices for rental car Reykjavik by comparing the prices of available cars offered by the most experienced local car rentals in Reykjavik. Our local rental car Iceland companies are typically family owned and have a long track record of successful business. The car offered range from small cars, to specialized 4x4 jeeps, vans and passenger cars.
Nordic Holidays provides independent booking services, authorized and fully licensed by the Icelandic Tourist Board.
Driving your rental car in Iceland
Gravel roads for rental cars in Iceland
Most countryside roads in Iceland are gravel roads not suited to fast driving. Rental car drivers should be careful and show other road users consideration at all times. When cars meet, driver should slow down, and pull to the side of the road.
Speed limit for rental cars in Iceland
Iceland car speed limit is 50 km/h (31 mph) in urban areas, 80 km/h (50 mph) on gravel roads in countryside, and 90 km/h (56 mph) on hard-surfaced roads. Special warning signs indicate danger ahead such as harp bends, but there is generally no separate sign to reduce speed.
Highland Roads for rental cars in Iceland
Iceland rental cars are not meant for highland roads (roads marked with F) and all driving is forbidden and not insured. 4x4 rental cars are, however, suitable for the highland. Please note that all off-road driving in rental cars is strictly forbidden in Iceland.
Blind hills for rental cars in Iceland
There are many blind hills on Icelandic roads, some of the without any markings at all. Many of them however, are marked with the warning sign "Other danger" above the word "blindhaed" (Blind rise).
Bridges in Iceland for cars in Iceland
Many bridges are too narrow to allow more than one car to cross at a time
Road information in Iceland
Please ask for information about the various roads and tracks in the highlands, e.g. at the office of Vegagerdin (href= http://www.vegagerdin.is/english/) (The Public Roads Administration of Iceland). Tel.: 1777. Highland roads are often impassable far into summer. Please remember that driving off the established roads and tracks is forbidden in the highlands as well as everywhere else.
Road signs in Iceland
Always pay attention to road signs, especially when travelling on unfamiliar roads.
Rivers in the highlands for rental cars in Iceland
Many rivers in the highlands are not bridged. Therefore, it is important that you make sure that the conditions are safe before you attempt to cress - especially when a vehicle is travelling unaccompanied, i.e. not in a convoy.
Animals on the road
Please be prepared for farm animals grazing by the roadside and straying into or crossing the road. Drivers who cause injury or death to such animals may be liable to claims for compensation.
Driving under the influence (DUI)
No-one may drive a motor vehicle in Iceland after drinking alcoholic beverages.
Safety belts in Iceland
All travelers are obliged to use safety belts where they are available.
Headlights in Iceland
Drivers are obliged to drive with headlights on at all times.