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Green Motion car rental Keflavik International Airport Iceland

Keflavik International Airport

Green Motion Keflavik is based at the Airport hotel Aurora right outside the departure hall, which is 300m walking distance from the departure hall.

Contact Keflavik International Airport

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Opening hours

  • Monday: 08:00 to 18:00
  • Tuesday: 08:00 to 18:00
  • Wednesday: 08:00 to 18:00
  • Thursday: 08:00 to 18:00
  • Friday: 08:00 to 18:00
  • Saturday: 08:00 to 18:00
  • Sunday: 08:00 to 18:00
  • Bank Holiday: 08:00 to 18:00

Further information to help with your car rental from Keflavik International Airport

After you collect your hire car from Green Motion Keflavik International Airport, we are sure that you will be ready to get on the road and explore the beautiful and rugged landscape of Keflavik.

If this is your first time visiting Iceland, a crucial point to remember is that you must drive on the right hand side of the road. Also to ensure that you get to your chosen destination without delay or stress, we recommend that you consider hiring a SatNav (GPS).

Enjoy your car hire in Keflavik

If this is your first time driving a car in Iceland, our best advice is to stay calm and take your time. As mentioned, remember to drive on the right. We would also recommend for your own peace of mind to hire a GPS to ensure you can easily navigate around the city (ask at the rental counter for details).

The road system is relatively easy to navigate with the Highway No. 1 (also known as the Ring Road) being the most travelled route around Iceland. The major motorways are paved however be advised that many roads are made of gravel and you will need to take extra caution while travelling on them – especially during winter.

If travelling on asphalt roads the speed limit is 90 km/h, 80 km/h on gravel roads and 50 km/h in urban areas. For your own safety it is important that you obey local speed and traffic restrictions.

In an emergency, Icelandic Emergency Services can be contacted by calling 112 for police, the fire brigade and an ambulance. 

For further advice and information on hiring a car at Keflavik Airport and enjoying some of the best car hire deals that are on offer, remember to get a car hire quote from Alternatively you can contact Green Motion's Central Reservation team by calling +44 (0) 2071864000 or by calling the Keflavik Airport location directly on +354 562 5888.

Green Motion Keflavik are looking forward to meeting your car hire needs in Iceland.

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For any assistance please contact Central Reservations on +44 (0) 2071864000 or [email protected]

How can I contact Green Motion Keflavik International Airport?

You can contact Green Motion Keflavik International Airport by phone on +354 562 5888 or by email on [email protected].

What personal identification do I need to hire a car?

If you book directly through a full list of our terms and conditions can be found by clicking here.

Mandatory documentation will include:

  1. A full driving license (noting that some exclusions do apply)
  2. A valid passport
  3. A valid credit card in the driver’s name (noting that in most cases debit and prepaid cards are not accepted)
  4. A booking voucher from either or alternatively from one of Green Motion’s supplier partners

Can I reserve a vehicle and pay for it if I am not the person who will be picking it up and driving it?

There is no restriction on who can pay for the rental however on arrival at the rental station the credit card used for the deposit must be in the name of the main driver. The credit card used for the deposit will not be accepted if it is in the additional driver’s name.

Can I make amendments to my booking?

Yes, this is possible. If you booked through our website please contact our reservations team on [email protected] however there is no guarantee that we will be able to amend your booking but we will try our best to help.

Can I check Green Motion’s car hire rates without placing a booking?

Yes, you can enter your booking requirements (location, dates, vehicle type etc.) on our website here and you will be automatically directed to our booking options and rates. However, please be advised that our rates may change.

Can I select a specific car / van model?

No, Green Motion only guarantees the vehicle category however for an additional fee you can select the make and model by choosing our ‘Guarantee Make and Model’ option during the booking process.

Can I book additional extras or equipment?

Yes, you can book additional extras or equipment through our online booking process. You can reserve a child seat, baby seat, additional driver and GPS (SatNav). Some additional options can also be booked at the Green Motion rental branch. These additional options will be pay on arrival.

​Do I need to leave a deposit when renting my car?

Yes, in all cases the main driver will be required to leave a deposit which will be taken by the method of pre-authorisation from the credit card presented. The level of pre-authorisation taken is dependent on the type of insurance purchased and the agreed excess. Typically the level of pre-authorisation required will mirror the level of agreed excess. In the cases where the hirer has selected a zero excess option, a small deposit / pre-authorisation will be required to cover any traffic violations including parking and speeding offences that may occur while the hire vehicle is in the custody of the hirer.

We would ask you to note that all pre-authorisation’s are released on the completion of the hire following a satisfactory review of the vehicle and its condition noting that any damaged caused to the vehicle while out on hire will be subject to cost with the relevant amount being removed from the pre-authorisation.

Deposits / pre-authorisations are ISK 290,000 for all car groups. 

​Can I reduce my excess?

Green Motion Keflavik International Airport offers their rental customers the opportunity to reduce their excess by purchasing one of our excess reduction packages. Each package provides different benefits ranging from reduction in excess to zero excess. Please ask at the rental counter for more information.

​Which payment and debit cards does Green Motion accept?

In most cases, each Green Motion location will accept most major credit cards including Visa and MasterCard and in some cases, American Express may be accepted.

In relation to debit cards (Visa), these are typically accepted for the payment of rentals but unfortunately we cannot secure a deposit / pre-authorisation using a debit card and as such require a valid credit card for the pre-authorisation of the deposit. In addition we are unable to accept cash either for the payment of the rental or for the security deposit.

We would ask you to note that in the event that we are unable to guarantee funds relating to the security deposit on your credit card we will be unable to rent a vehicle to you.

​How long do I wait for the release of a deposit / pre-authorisation?

Green Motion Keflavik International Airport does not hold the pre-authorisation / deposit in our bank accounts. The pre-authorisation is a block of the agreed amount held against the credit card presented by the issuing bank. As soon as the vehicle has returned and we are happy with the condition of the vehicle, we action a release of the pre-authorisation.

The time taken by the issuing bank to release the pre-authorisation on the credit card varies immensely dependent on the bank and the country of issue. Typically, most pre-authorisations / deposits are released within 5 – 14 days from the return of the rental car.

In the event that you feel a pre-authorisation has not been released with the prescribed time frame it will be necessary for you to make direct contact with the issuing bank as Green Motion Keflavik International Airport has no jurisdiction in this matter.

​Is roadside assistance included with my rental car?

In most cases, Green Motion Keflavik International Airport offers full roadside assistance and recovery within the cost of renting a vehicle. Further information on roadside assistance is available at the counter prior to renting.

What happens if my flight is delayed?

In the event that your flight is delayed, please endeavour to contact Green Motion Keflavik International Airport. In most cases, we monitor inbound flight information and as such we will reserve your car until you arrive for up to 2 hours from the original pick up time. It is important that you make direct contact with the branch if you feel that your delay will exceed 2 hours to avoid us treating the rental as a “no show” and us reselling the rental car.

​Am I able to return my car before Green Motion Keflavik International Airport opens?

You are not authorised to return your rental vehicle outside office hours unless prior agreement has been made noting that in the event that agreement has been authorised, it is subject to strict terms and conditions. Typically, return of the rental vehicle outside of rental hours is not authorised.

​What do I do if I have a complaint about Green Motion Keflavik International Airport?

Green Motion takes customer service extremely seriously and we want you to get the best out of your car hire experience. In the event of our service has proven unsatisfactory, in the first instance you can contact our location directly at [email protected]. Alternatively if we have been unable to satisfy you, you have the opportunity to take your complaint directly with Green Motion at [email protected].

Discover Keflavik

Keflavik, originally a fishing town, became popular in the 1960's and 70's from its supplying of musicians and now serves as Iceland’s major hub for international traffic due to its airport. Regardless of your reasons for travelling to Keflavik, we would highly recommend that you add the following destinations into your travel itinerary:

  1. Whale Watching
    The Keflavik harbour is ideally located just 5 minutes from the airport. There is a great variety of whales that you may just catch a glimpse of – such as minke, humpback, killer and fin whales. You might also see some white beaked dolphins and as you follow the coast line, you can enjoy the birds and rugged landscape.
  2. Stone Trolls
    There are several stone trolls scattered on the hills surrounding Keflavik which are called the "Silent Sentinels." The trolls were created to maintain the Icelandic heritage and each troll is named after a traditional name for the area. They are truly magnificent and a great photo opportunity. 
  3. Blue Lagoon
    The quickest way to get to the Blue Lagoon from the airport is via your Green Motion rental car (20 minute journey). The lagoon’s warm waters are a peaceful cloudy blue and rich in minerals. This is the ideal location if you are looking to spend some time relaxing. The lagoon also boasts of a café, shop, steam room, sauna and massaging waterfall - plenty of activities to keep you busy!

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