Foreign driver's licence in Iceland


Do you know if I need a international drivers licence to drive in Iceland or can I just use the one I have back home?


Hey Embla,

In order to rent a car in Iceland, you must have a valid driver’s license with letters in the Latin Alphabet (so ‘abc’ rather than Chinese characters or Arabic scripts, for example). So a german license would be fine, but a Japanese one would need to come with an official translation.

You can read more about driving regulations in Iceland here:

Hope that helps,


Hi @Embla - you should also check on the car itself if there is an age limit to it. Some rentals dn’t rent 4x4’s to people under 21 :slight_smile: