Useful Information

All state issued driver's license from any Nordic or EEA nation (including Faroe Islands) are permitted, whatever class/category. Driver's licenses (Category B only) from outside of these blocs are valid if they are in Latin characters or accompanied by a translated form in English, Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish.

You'll need studded tires. We want to make sure you feel comfortable with your vehicle in Iceland during the winter. Although beautiful, an Icelandic winter should be respected and planned for from October to May periods. With winter tires you can rest assured you'll have the most secure traction possible for this terrain.

Any parking tickets, traffic fines or other driving violations shall be the sole responsibility of the driver and or renter on record. Any violation received shall be charged to the renter of the vehicle and a local administrative transaction fee will be charged in addition to the fine issued by the state.

  • Icy conditions
  • Stray animals on the road
  • Strong winds that may damage doors
  • Losing traction or maneuverability on gravel or unpaved roads
  • Undetected flat tires
  • The cold weather in general. During winter, the temperature can get as low as 0ºC

Yes, of course! Our 24/7 emergency breakdown assistance program allows you to feel secure wherever you'll be traveling in Iceland. By calling us at +354 773 7070, one of our trained specialists will be able to assist you with whatever your needs may be.

We have partnered up with roadside assistance service providers throughout Iceland. In the unfortunate event you find yourself with a flat tire, engine trouble or the victim of an accident, contact us immediately and we will replace your car with a new vehicle as soon as possible. Our customer service representatives are on-call 24 hours a day to assist with whatever need you may have.

Since the highlands are a magnificent example of nature in everywhere, only 4x4 vehicles are allowed. A 4x4 vehicle will let you travel through the toughest outdoor unpaved roads in the highlands. These roads are marked with an “F” and are called F-roads.