What you need to know before your trip to Iceland

We hope that you enjoy your adventure in Iceland to the fullest extent and therefore we have gathered the most important information for you to know before picking up your rental car.

Conditions for rental:

  1. A credit card in the renters name which is valid for 6 months after the rental period. The credit card cannot be prepaid. We do not accept any other form of payment. No debit cards nor cash in any currency.  
  2. A driver's license with both issue date and expiration date. The driver must have had their driver's license for at least 1 year prior to the rental period.
  3. The driver must be at least 19 years old to rent a car with Thrifty Iceland. A young lessee fee applies to drivers under the age of 21. A young lessee can only rent passenger cars (2x4), not 4x4 or AWD vehicles. 

There are no exceptions to these conditions. 

Weather and Road Conditions

We care about your safety and want to remind you that it is of great importance for you while driving around Iceland to check regularly the road and weather conditions. 

The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration  has designed an app, the IRCA app,  to assist you while driving in Iceland. In the app you can put in your destination and the app shows you road conditions, weather, wind gusts, web cameras etc on your route.

The App is available for both Android and Iphone and is free see further information.

What you need to know before driving in Iceland: 

You might also want to read through our FAQ and General information. If you can't find the answer to your question please do not hesitate to contact us.

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