Rent your 4WD in Iceland

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4x4 Rentals in Iceland

Iceland is famous for its natural wonders and outdoor attractions. It’s a country that has a bit of everything - from rugged mountains and beautiful countrysides to volcanoes and glaciers. Iceland’s terrain can also be challenging and the weather conditions change often, which is why the best and safest way to see all of these popular spots is by renting a 4x4 vehicle.

We have a wide selection of automatic and manual 4x4 cars that can fit small to large groups. Rent a 4x4 vehicle and confidently explore Iceland’s F-roads and highlands. Check out our options below!


Our Models

4x4 Rentals

Toyota Rav4

Toyota Rav4

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The Toyota Rav4 2021 is compact enough for city streets and durable to withstand Iceland’s highland terrain. This mid-size 4x4 car has enough space for three large and two small suitcases, and can seat 5 people comfortably. Complete with heated seating, Bluetooth, A/C, 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. Check availability today!

  Suitable for F-Roads.

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9.500 ISK

Price includes unlimited mileage

Approx
63 EUR | 76 USD | 54 GBP

Toyota Land Cruiser

Toyota Land Cruiser

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The largest car rental option in our fleet, the Toyota Land Cruiser 2021 is spacious, stylish, and seats 7 people comfortably. 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 driving long distances comfortably. Loaded with all the latest features - Bluetooth, cruise control, heated seats, air conditioning, and USB/AUX connector. Check availability today!

Suitable for F-Roads.

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16.005 ISK

Price includes unlimited mileage

Approx
106 EUR | 129 USD | 91 GBP

Dacia Duster 2017

Dacia Duster 2017

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The Dacia Duster 2017 is an ideal 4wd car rental for those looking to explore Iceland’s cities and rugged countryside or mountains. This mid-size 4x4 car features a manual transmission, 5 roomy seats, and space to fit 3 large and 2 small suitcases in the trunk. This is a reliable, comfortable, and durable 4wd car rental. Explore all that Iceland has to offer and tackle F-Roads in confidence. Check availability today!

Suitable for F-Roads.

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5.900 ISK

Price includes unlimited mileage

Approx
39 EUR | 47 USD | 34 GBP

Hyundai Tucson 4x4

Hyundai Tucson 4x4

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The Hyundai Tucson 2021 is a stylish, practical, and spacious 4x4 car. Fit 5 people comfortably along with 3 large and 2 small suitcases. This 4wd car rental is ideal for touring Iceland’s cities and compact roads. It’s also durable and reliable enough to venture across the highlands and F-Roads. Complete with automatic transmission, rear view camera, Bluetooth, and heating and A/C to make your journey a comfortable one. Check availability today!

Suitable for F-Roads.

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9.000 ISK

Price includes unlimited mileage

Approx
60 EUR | 72 USD | 51 GBP

Kia Sportage

Kia Sportage

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Rent a Kia Sportage for your trip to Iceland. The Kia Sportage 2021 can fit up to 5 passengers and carry 3 large suitcases or 4 small bags. This SUV runs on Diesel. The car is spacious, reliable, and comfortable. Kia Sportage is perfect for a trip to Iceland all year long and can go on the main roads and rural roads.

Suitable for F-Roads.

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9.000 ISK

Price includes unlimited mileage

Approx
60 EUR | 72 USD | 51 GBP

VW Transporter 4x4 Camper Van

VW Transporter 4x4 Camper Van

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Explore Iceland with total freedom in the Volkswagen Transporter Camper Van 2018. Equipped with all of the necessary amenities to make your trip a comfortable experience - all kitchenware, mattress and pillows, gas stove, refrigerator, and more! With an automatic transmission and 4 wheel drive, feel confident in exploring Iceland’s mountains and countrysides in this car rental. Drive when you want, stop when you want. Check availability today!

Suitable for F-Roads.

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11.500 ISK

Price includes unlimited mileage

Approx
76 EUR | 93 USD | 65 GBP

Dacia Duster

Dacia Duster

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The Dacia Duster 2019 is 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, seat 5 people comfortably along with 3 large and 2 small suitcases. Just as durable and reliable as the older models, the new model boasts an improved interior and updated in-car entertainment. Complete with necessary amenities like heating, air conditioning, Bluetooth, and a USB/AUX connector to make your trip a comfortable one. Check availability today!

Suitable for F-Roads.

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7.000 ISK

Price includes unlimited mileage

Approx
46 EUR | 56 USD | 40 GBP

Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Qashqai

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Rent a Nissan Qashqai for your road trip to Iceland. The Nissan Qashqai 2021 can welcome up to 5 passengers and carry up to 3 large suitcases and 2 small bags. This SUV is spacious, reliable, and comfortable. This Nissan Qashqai runs on Diesel. Perfect for a long trip with family and friends in Iceland. Suitable for main roads and mountain roads.

Suitable for F-Roads.

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8.000 ISK

Price includes unlimited mileage

Approx
53 EUR | 64 USD | 46 GBP

Nissan X-Trail

Nissan X-Trail

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Rent a Nissan X-Trail for your holidays in Iceland. The Nissan X-Trail 2021 can fit up to 7 passengers and carry 3 large suitcases or 4 small bags. This SUV runs on Diesel. The car is comfortable, spacious, and reliable. Nissan X-Trail is an ideal car to travel all year long around Iceland, visit the most popular attractions, and less visited regions.

Suitable for F-Roads.

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12.500 ISK

Price includes unlimited mileage

Approx
83 EUR | 101 USD | 71 GBP

VW Crafter 4x4 Camper Van

VW Crafter 4x4 Camper Van

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The Volkswagen Crafter 4x4 Camper Van 2019 is an excellent choice for larger groups that are traveling together. Comfortably seats 5, sleeps up to 5 people, and has room to store 4 large bags. With its 4x4 capabilities, the Volkswagen Crafter Camper Van can drive through unsteady terrain like a champ. It also comes equipped with necessary amenities including a gas stove, kitchenware, a mattress, pots and pans, and more. Durable, convenient, and comfortable - everything you want in a car rental for Iceland. Check availability today!

Suitable for F-Roads.

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20.500 ISK

Price includes unlimited mileage

Approx
136 EUR | 165 USD | 117 GBP


FAQ About 4x4 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 (4WD) and they are elevated so perfectly suitable to drive on gravel and snow. They are usually spacious cars ideal for families and friends.

Why rent a 4x4 in Iceland?

4x4 cars and 4x4 campers are suitable for driving around Iceland all seasons. Thanks to their height, it is easy and comfortable to drive on snow and gravel. The 4WD option allows you to drive on F-roads in summer.

Do I need a 4x4 in Iceland?

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

In summer, if you travel along the Ring Road, you do not need this type of car but you would be more in comfort with it. It would be mandatory if you want 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 and 21 years old minimum to rent a 4x4 campervan with Lava Car Rental.

What sort of tires does the car have?

During winter, from November to April, the cars have winter tires. For the rest of the year, the cars come with standard tires.

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 Highlands. You can only access the Highlands with a 4x4 car.

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.

Do you offer any 4x4 Campervan?

Yes, we have 2 models of 4x4 Camper: VW Transporter Camper Van for up to 3 people and VW Crafter Camper Van for up to 5 people.