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Basic info and car hire in Keflavik

  • Location: Southwest Iceland
  • Population: 15,129
  • Official language: Icelandic
  • Currency: Kronur 
  • Weather: Short and cold summers. Wet and even colder winters. 
  • Public holidays in Keflavik: 
    • New Year’s Day 1 January
    • Easter March or April; Maundy Thursday and Good Friday to Easter Monday (changes annually)
    • First Day of Summer First Thursday after 18 April
    • Labour Day 1 May
    • Ascension Day May or June (changes annually)
    • Whit Sunday and Whit Monday May or June (changes annually)
    • National Day 17 June
    • Commerce Day First Monday in August
    • Christmas 24 to 26 December
    • New Year’s Eve 31 December
  • Internet coverage: Keflavik International Airport offers unlimited free and fast WiFi for travelers. FREE high speed internet is also available in all major hotels and public spaces throughout Keflavik.
  • Road conditions: Driving around in your Keflavik car hire is a great way to explore the region at your own pace. Keflavik roads are generally narrow and more hazardous than you are used to. Always keep your eyes on the road and don’t get distracted.

About Keflavik

Vehicle rent offers you the best car hire deals in Keflavik. If you are looking for a great way to get around the city, then contact Vehicle Rent. We specialize in providing you with incredible offers that you can’t pass up. At Vehicle Rent our car hire Keflavik services give you the freedom to explore at your leisure.

Driving in Keflavik


  • Age limits: Minimum 18 years of age 
  • International Driving Permit: Your driver's license issued in the U.S.A, Canada and the European Economic Area (EEA) are legitimate in Iceland. If your license was issued anywhere else, it must contain:
    • A license number
    • The license holder ́s photograph
    • A valid date
    • Utilize a Latin language 
    • If you have a driver's license that doesn’t meet the above requirements, then you must present an international driving permit.
  • Additional requirements: Must have had a valid license for at least one year. 
  • Children in the car: Children are permitted to ride in the car as long as you adhere to proper safety belt requirements. 
  • Driving side of the road: In the country of Iceland, you drive on the right side of the road. Passing is done on the left. 
  • Lights: Iceland utilizes the global standard of red, yellow and green lights. However in Iceland, making a right turn on a red light is illegal. Be mindful of this rule when driving your car hire in Keflavik.
  • General speed limits:
    • 1. 30-50 km/hour in the city 
    • 2. 80 km/hour when driving through any countryside
    • 3. 90 km/hour on paved asphalt roads

Drive your rental car around Keflavik

Reykjanes Peninsula Road Trip: This road trip is the perfect way to get the most out of your time in Keflavik. Use your car hire Keflavik to explore the mystical sights around the Reykjanes Peninsula. This 200 km road trip will take you to:

  • Hot springs at Seltún and the green lake Grænavatn
  • Krýsuvíkurberg Cliff
  • The Blue Lagoon and some fine Restaurants in Grindavík
  • The ghost in the Hot Spring and the Lighthouse
  • Standing on a bridge between two continents

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