Rent your 4x4 in Iceland

4x4 Cars

Dacia Duster (Older Model)

Dacia Duster (Older Model)

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The Dacia Duster (older model) is a budget 4x4 car, compact enough to explore Iceland’s city roads while also being capable of off-roading and venturing across the challenging F-Roads. With a spacious interior, it seats 5 people along with 2 large and 1 small suitcase. Complete with necessary amenities like heating seats, Bluetooth, and a USB/AUX connector to make your trip a comfortable one. It runs on gasoline. Suitable for Highlands.

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7.770 ISK

Price includes unlimited mileage

Approx
52 EUR | 54 USD | 45 GBP

2022 Model
Dacia Duster

Dacia Duster

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The brand new Dacia Duster is one of the most popular 4x4 cars to drive in Iceland all year long. It has a spacious interior that seats up to 5 passengers along with 2 large and 1 small suitcase. It is solid enough to drive on both Iceland’s city roads and the mountain roads of the Icelandic Highlands. Whether you are driving on a well-marked road or a gravel road, the Dacia Duster has you covered. Compact, reliable and fuel-efficient as the previous model, the new Dacia Duster comes with upgraded equipment such as a rear view camera, cruise control, A/C, USB connector, Bluetooth and charger to make sure you have the best road trip in Iceland. It runs on diesel. Suitable for Highlands.

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8.288 ISK

Price includes unlimited mileage

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56 EUR | 57 USD | 48 GBP

2022 Model
Suzuki Vitara

Suzuki Vitara

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The brand new Suzuki Vitara is a stylish, compact and spacious 4x4 car to travel around Iceland in total safety and comfort. It seats up to 5 people along with 1 large and 2 small suitcases, and it is the perfect choice to explore the cities, countryside and natural places that Iceland has to offer, including the majestic Highlands. It comes with automatic transmission, heated seats, rearview camera, cruise control, A/C, Bluetooth and USB/AUX connector for an excellent road trip in Iceland. It runs on gasoline. Suitable for Highlands.

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8.758 ISK

Price includes unlimited mileage

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59 EUR | 61 USD | 51 GBP

2022 Model
Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Qashqai

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The Nissan Qashqai is an excellent SUV 4x4 for your road trip to Iceland. It accommodates 5 passengers and has space for 2 large suitcases plus 1 smaller bag. The Qashqai boasts the compactness of a hatchback and the efficiency of an SUV, making it the perfect choice for long trips with family and friends in Iceland, all year round. The Nissan Qashqai comes with automatic transmission and is equipped with Bluetooth, USB, 12V plug, heated seats, A/C and a rearview camera. It runs on gasoline. Suitable for Highlands.

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9.278 ISK

Price includes unlimited mileage

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62 EUR | 65 USD | 54 GBP

2022 Model
Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson

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The Hyundai Tucson is a spacious, solid and comfortable SUV 4x4 car to drive in Iceland all year round, on both paved and gravel roads. It accommodates 5 passengers with 2 large and 2 small suitcases. It comes equipped with the latest safety and connectivity features for an excellent and worry-less road trip in Iceland like cruise control, touch-screen, USB connectors, Bluetooth, heated seats, A/C, rearview camera and lane-keep assist. It runs on gasoline. Suitable for Highlands.

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9.828 ISK

Price includes unlimited mileage

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66 EUR | 68 USD | 57 GBP

 Nissan X-Trail

Nissan X-Trail

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The Nissan X-Trail is the ideal SUV 4x4 to travel all year long around Iceland, explore the most popular attractions and access the less-visited regions. It can fit up to 5 passengers and 3 large and 1 small suitcase or up to 7 passengers with less luggage. The X-Trail is comfortable, spacious and reliable, and comes equipped with heated seats, A/C, Bluetooth, a touch-screen camera, automatic emergency braking and lane-keep assist. It runs on diesel. Suitable for Highlands.

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12.594 ISK

Price includes unlimited mileage

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85 EUR | 87 USD | 73 GBP

2022 Model
Toyota Land Cruiser

Toyota Land Cruiser

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The largest car rental option in our fleet, the Toyota Land Cruiser, is a spacious, luxurious and comfortable car that seats 5 adults with 3 large and 1 small suitcase up to 7 adults with 2 small suitcases. It’s an automatic model, so you won’t have to worry about switching gears while navigating Iceland’s F-Roads. The higher clearance on the Toyota Land Cruiser makes it the ideal 4x4 SUV for rugged terrain and boulders and for driving long distances comfortably. Loaded with all the latest features: Bluetooth, cruise control, rearview camera, heated seats, A/C, an integrated screen and USB connector. It runs on diesel. Suitable for Highlands.

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16.401 ISK

Price includes unlimited mileage

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110 EUR | 114 USD | 96 GBP

VW Transporter 4x4 Camper Van

VW Transporter 4x4 Camper Van

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Explore Iceland with total freedom in the Volkswagen Transporter Campervan. It is a 5-door vehicle (side door slides open) and it can seat and sleep up to 3 people comfortably. The car boot can carry 2 big and 1 small suitcase and it is perfect for a couple or group of 3 friends camping together in Iceland. Equipped with a cooling box, kitchen kit, sleeping bags, camping table and chairs and a Webasto heating system to ensure that you have a nice sleep during the night. It comes with built-in seating, Bluetooth and USB/AUX connectors. With an automatic transmission and 4-wheel drive, feel confident in exploring Iceland’s mountains and countryside in this car rental. It runs on diesel. Suitable for Highlands.

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35.915 ISK

Price includes unlimited mileage

Approx
241 EUR | 250 USD | 210 GBP

2022 Model
Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4

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The Toyota RAV4 is compact enough to drive on city streets and durable to withstand Iceland’s Highlands terrain. This mid-size 4x4 car has enough space for 3 large and 1 small suitcase and can seat 5 people comfortably. Complete with heated seats, Bluetooth, A/C, an integrated touch-screen and a rearview camera, you’ll be sure to have a comfortable trip in this reliable 4x4 car. Explore Iceland’s cities or the F-Road in confidence and comfort with a Toyota RAV4. It runs on gasoline. Suitable for Highlands.

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14.200 ISK

Price includes unlimited mileage

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95 EUR | 98 USD | 83 GBP

2022 Model
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

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The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a great SUV 4x4 for driving in Iceland all year round. It seats 5 passengers and has space for 2 large suitcases plus 1 smaller bag in the trunk. The Eclipse Cross combines the comfort of a hatchback and the efficiency of an SUV, making it the ideal choice for long trips with family and friends in Iceland. It comes with automatic transmission, heated seats, rearview camera, cruise control, A/C, Bluetooth and USB/AUX connector. It runs on gasoline. Suitable for Highlands.

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9.018 ISK

Price includes unlimited mileage

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61 EUR | 64 USD | 53 GBP


Rent a 4x4 in Iceland

Book a 4x4 for your Iceland vacation and travel around the country with total ease and comfort. The 4x4/SUV cars can handle the Icelandic weather and road conditions all year round and they are the most popular option to travel in Iceland. If you are planning to explore Iceland’s natural wonders and outdoor attractions as much as you can, a 4x4 is the ideal car for you.

Renting a 4x4 in Iceland allows you to drive on different types of roads, including the F-roads of the Icelandic Highlands when they are open during the summer season. The 4x4 feature gives the vehicle added traction and makes it easier for you to traverse rough terrains or drive through the unpredictable and ever-changing Icelandic weather.

If you plan to visit Iceland during the winter season (between late September to early May), renting a 4x4 vehicle will be the best choice for your trip. Storm, heavy snow, strong winds, and icy road conditions commonly occur during winter in Iceland. With a 4x4/SUV, you can handle all the difficult driving situations with confidence and safety, all year round.

At Lava Car Rental, we have a wide selection of automatic and manual 4x4 cars in Iceland. We offer vehicles from the cheapest ranges, like the Dacia Duster, to more luxurious models like the Toyota Land Cruiser. You can easily find the best car that fits your Iceland road trip budget. If you are looking for a van with better capability in Iceland, we also offer 4x4 campervans in our fleet.

The 4x4 cars provide larger trunks and roomy seats that can fit small to large groups from 2 to 7 travellers. Rent a cheap 4x4 car in Iceland and prepare your adventure trip today!


FAQs About 4x4 cars in Iceland

What do we call a 4x4 car?

We consider 4x4 cars like Dacia Duster, Toyota Rav4, or Land Cruiser. We also have 4x4 Campervans. 

Those cars have 4 wheel-drive option (4x4) and higher ground clearance so they are perfectly suitable to drive on gravel roads and snow conditions. They are usually spacious cars ideal for families and friends travelling together.

You can find more details about 4x4 cars in Iceland in our complete guide.

Why rent a 4x4 in Iceland?

4x4 cars and 4x4 campervans are suitable for driving around Iceland no matter the season. Thanks to their height and ground clearance, they are easy and comfortable to drive on snow and gravel. The 4x4 option allows you to drive on the Highlands F-roads in summer.

Do I need a 4x4 in Iceland?

It depends on your itinerary and your traveling season. We recommend renting a 4x4 car in winter because it is easier to drive with this type of car in adverse winter weather and road conditions than with an economy car.

If you drive along the Ring Road in summer, you do not need this type of car but you would travel more comfortably with it. Please keep in mind that a 4x4 car is mandatory if you are planning to drive on F-roads to access the Highlands like Landmannalaugar.

How old must I be to rent a 4x4?

You need to be 20 years old or older with a valid license to rent a 4x4 car with Lava Car Rental.

Are 4x4 cars suitable for driving in Iceland in all seasons?

A 4x4 vehicle is the most versatile and recommended car rental choice in general, regardless of the season when you are visiting Iceland. 4x4 cars offer the traction and stability that you need to drive under adverse weather and road conditions, as well as gravel roads.

What is included in the rental?

The rental includes unlimited mileage, Third-party liability insurance, Personal Accident Insurance (PAI), Collision damage waiver Insurance (CDW), and Theft Protection. The VAT is also included and you get exclusive discounts on fuel with the rental.

Can I go to the Highlands in this type of car?

Yes. With a 4x4 car, you can drive on F-roads and go to the Icelandic Highlands. You can only access the Highlands with a 4x4 car and in the summer season when the F-Roads are open.

Can I cross rivers if I have a 4x4 car in Iceland?

Even if you have a 4x4 car, river crossing is not allowed and not insured by any car rental company. It is at your own risk.

Can I drive off-road if I have a 4x4 car in Iceland?

No, off-roading in Iceland is absolutely against the law for any type of car. If you’re caught driving off-road while in Iceland, you could receive a heavy fine and/or a jail sentence.

What sort of tyres does the car have?

During winter, from November to April, our 4x4 cars have winter tyres. For the rest of the year, the cars come with standard tyres.

Do you offer any 4x4 campervan?

Yes, we have 1 model of 4x4 camper: VW Transporter Campervan for up to 3 people.