Why Choose a 4x4 in Iceland
Adventure Awaits in a 4x4 Off-Road Vehicle
Iceland is your ultimate destination for adventure. From hiking to whale watching, ice climbing to caving, exciting experiences are waiting on this island country of fire and ice. Build your adventure plan around a 4x4 car rental in Reykjavik, where you can rent a sturdy, fully equipped 4x4 vehicle.
There is no better way to see the unique features and landscapes of Iceland than in an off-road 4x4 vehicle. Iceland is one of the most geologically active places on the planet. With a 4WD rental in Iceland, our vehicles will help you get closer to the heart-stirring volcanos and bubbling hot springs that define the land.
4x4 vehicle benefits included with your car rental in Iceland:
- Freedom to explore the island at your own pace
- Access to more rugged terrain
- A roomier and more comfortable ride (in medium and large-sized vehicles)
- Improved safety on Iceland’s narrow, rugged roads
- Unlimited mileage
Our off-road vehicles are just plain fun!
Our fleet of the latest mini-, medium-, and large-sized off-road vehicles include the following (or similar) options:
Suzuki Jimny – The Suzuki Jimny is perfect for two people travelling. Although it is mentioned for four-person, it is small, so two people + luggage is ideal. The Jimny has proven its toughness in Iceland for many years. It has 4x4 and is a manual transmission. It has high ground clearance making it easy to drive on rough gravel roads.
Dacia Duster – Dacia Duster has been one of Iceland's most popular rental vehicles in the past years. It has 4x4, where you can also lock the differential if necessary. It is suitable for four-person with luggage. It has good ground clearance and is very fuel-efficient for a 4x4 vehicle.
Suzuki Grand Vitara – The Suzuki Grand Vitara is perfect for up to 5 people groups. It has an ample luggage space of almost 750 litres. It has a powerful engine, 2,4l and 4WD, that can handle all conditions very well. We have it available in three models. Both Automatic and manual.
Subaru XV - The XV is known for its all-wheel-drive system, spacious interior, and off-road capabilities. It is also equipped with Subaru's EyeSight driver assistance technology, which includes features such as adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning. Overall, the Subaru XV is a versatile and reliable vehicle that is well-suited for both city driving and outdoor adventures.
Ford Expedition – If you travel with larger groups, the Ford Expeditions is perfect. They have eight seats, and if eight people are travelling, we recommend taking a Roof Box for extra luggage space. The Expedition is an automatic transmission and 4WD vehicle. It has a powerful engine and high ground clearance.
Our Camping Cars – We have a wide range of 4x4 Camper vehicles available during the summertime, perfect for travelling to Landmannalaugar. All from Suzuki Jimny, Dacia Duster, Suzuki Grand Vitara, and Dodge Durango with XXL Roof tent for 3-4 people. You can read more about our campers and our camping equipment.
Why Choose 4x4?
A 4x4 vehicle hire is necessary if you want to truly explore Iceland. Not only is it unsafe to drive in the highlands with a normal rental car, you could be fined. Driving in a 4x4 camper or truck affords the opportunity to be adventurous in rugged terrain and wintry weather.
Highland roads in the interior are known as F roads. Each one is designated by a number—for example, F 232. These are gravel roads with potholes and sometimes rivers that cut right through them. Maintenance is rare on these types of roads. You’ll need a four-wheel-drive vehicle to traverse them safely.
Order Your 4x4 Hire Today.
If you’ve decided on an Iceland 4x4 car rental, you’ve come to the right place. We can help with whatever you need to see Iceland’s backcountry, whether you are looking for a 4x4 camper or Wi-Fi hotspot rental in Iceland.
Contact us today to reserve your vehicle. See our complete lineup of vehicles here.