4x4 Vehicle – Car Rental in Iceland – FAQs


What do I need to rent a vehicle from Ice Rental 4x4?

To rent a 4x4 vehicle, the registered and extra driver must be at least 20 years old and have a valid driver’s license issued within the past 12 months. A passport and a valid credit card are required.

Do I need insurance?

We offer a wide range of Iceland car rental insurance products for people who want to be on the safe side. These include driver’s liability in excess of 350,000 ISK for all vehicles, and.

  1. Super Collision Damage Waiver (SCDW): Covers collision damage of up to 100,000 ISK.
  2. Gravel Protection (GP): Covers damage to the front windshield, headlights, and front of the car due to impacts by rocks kicked up by another vehicle.
  3. Sand and Ash Protection (SAAP): Covers damage to paint, lights, and plastic caused by ash or sandstorms, up to 100,000 ISK.
  4. Theft Protection (TP): Covers theft of the rented vehicle and lowers the renter’s risk from 2.450 euro to 100,000 ISK.
  5. Premium Insurance Package: Includes SCDW, SAAP, GP, & TP. It has the same exclusions as the other insurances. (Please see terms & conditions.)
  6. Platinum Insurance Package: Includes SCDW, SAAP, GP, & TP with no deductible. (Please see terms & conditions.)

All rentals are subject to the full rental agreement terms and conditions at the time of rental. A deposit of the Collision Damage Waiver insurance liability will be taken at the start of all rentals, for security reasons, even when a voucher covers the cost of the rental. The deposit amount will be released after inspection by Ice Rental 4x4 at the end of the rental. This deposit may be used to pay all extra charges as additional insurance, parking fines, damages or any cost due to the rented vehicle as a result of the renter’s use of the vehicle.

Please Note: Renter(s) who purchase Super Collision Damage Waiver, Premium Insurance Package, and Platinum Insurance Package are not required to leave a deposit.


Do you deliver and pick up the vehicle?

Yes. For a fee, we deliver your vehicle in the Keflavik area. We are open 24/7 and can also meet you at Keflavik International Airport or any hotel/address in Reykjavík.

Do you provide airport pick up?

Yes—for free. We meet you in the arrival hall with a sign displaying our logo and will bring you to our Keflavik office. Click here for more information about pick up and delivery.

Do you have an office at Keflavik airport?

Our office at Keflavik Airport is located seven minutes from Keflavik International Airport. It is open 24/7 for pick-up and drop-off. Our employees meet you in the arrival hall holding a sign with our logo on it. Therefore, getting from Keflavik Airport to your car rental is simple.

If you don't find an Ice Rental 4x4 employee at the airport, please call +354 571-2266 and press 1. The renter and additional passengers (if there’s enough space in our 9-seat shuttle) will be taken to our office, where the rental agreement is signed and vehicle delivered. You must return the vehicle at our Keflavik office, and someone will drive you and your group to the airport.

Where is the Keflavik office?

Bogatröð 2
235 Reykjanesbær
Tel : +354 571-2266
Email : Info@icerental4x4.is

What if the vehicle needs service?

Contact our road assistance service at +354 571-2266 and press 3 at any time. We have agreements with service shops all around the country.

Method of Payment and Booking

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, and AMEX.

Do I need to pay the rental fee upon booking?

You do not have to pay the complete rental fee. We require a 15% deposit up front, which is fully refundable up until 48 hours prior to your rental. You will receive a notification when the deposit has been withdrawn from your card. If you have special requests regarding payment, please use our contact form or email: info@icerental4x4. If you don’t show, we will not issue a refund.

Can I use another person’s credit card to rent a vehicle?

Yes, but the cardholder must be present and have a proper ID to sign the rental contract.

Type of Vehicles

What types of cars do you have?

We mainly offer four-wheel drive vehicles that are allowed on our highland routes or F-roads. When you select a four-wheel-drive rental, you can choose from small, mid-sized, or large SUVs with manual or automatic transmissions, as well as vans and rooftop camper cars. We rent out well-maintained vehicles from Toyota, Suzuki, Hyundai, and Ford. If you’re looking for a rooftop tent rental, we can help make your experience unforgettable.

Restrictions on vehicle use may apply. You can find information about the latest restrictions and road conditions here. Further information can be obtained when you pick up the vehicle.

What types of rooftop campers do you rent?

We offer top-quality rooftop campers for people requiring a car with a tent on roof hire. These include the 2015 Suzuki Grand Vitara, Suzuki Jimny 2018, and 2019 Dacia Duster. Each has a two-person tent that sets up in minutes, so you can climb in, get comfortable on the foam floor, and rest after a day of exploring. When closed, the tent stores sleeping bags and mattresses out of the way (pillows and a mattress sheet are included, while sleeping bags are available upon request). Tents are weatherproof and offer security since you are high up off the ground where curious creatures cannot reach you. 

Are your cars equipped with entertainment systems?

Yes. All our vehicles include AM/FM radio, while many offer Bluetooth connectivity and USB and AUX ports so you can enjoy your own entertainment while exploring Iceland.

Do you offer accessories with your rentals?

A range of extras is available for rent with your car hire in Iceland, including:

  • Infant seats, booster seats, and child safety seats
  • Garmin GPS navigation system 
  • 4G Wi-Fi hotspot with unlimited data (10 units can be connected at once.) 
  • Sleeping bag 
  • Table and chairs for 2 people
  • Kitchen box for 2 people with a gas stove, gas, plates, glasses, bowls, knives, forks, and spoons. A dishwashing sponge, dishcloth, hot warmer thermos, and a chopping board are also included.
  • Fuel can

All extras available to rent are listed here.

Is there an additional charge for more than one driver?

Yes, additional charges apply if more than one person drives the rental vehicle.

What roads can I drive on when I rent a 4x4 vehicle?

Our 4x4 vehicles are allowed on all roads except F-249. 2WD vehicles are forbidden on all F-roads as well as Kaldidalur (550) and Kjölur (35).

Is there an additional charge for fuel?

Each vehicle must be returned fully fueled or the same as when you picked it up. Otherwise, an additional charge may apply.

If you have additional questions or need more information, feel free to contact us at Ice Rental 4x4.