The absolute best way to see Iceland is by renting a car and driving yourself; you’ll have the freedom to detour whenever you want, discover hidden gems, and explore Iceland’s incredible landscapes on your terms. If you’re renting a car and taking a road trip in Iceland you will most likely need to refuel at some point, so we’ve put together a map of gas stations in Iceland, with prices.
Since everyone is wondering where to fill up, and if they will reach the next station or not, we decided to build an interactive map of gas stations in Iceland. The last thing you’d want is to be stuck in the middle of nowhere spending an entire day of your vacation hitchhiking back and forth trying to the nearest gas station. It can be pretty far between gas stations in Iceland — 70-100 km (40-65 miles) is not uncommon even on the main ring road–so you should always make sure you have at least a half a tank of gas. For your convenience and safety, check the map to see how often you’ll find a station along your route.
Our map of gas stations in Iceland (with prices)
Click on each gas station to view most recent prices.
Data from Gasvaktin
Icelandic gas companies are quite competitive and the difference between average prices is usually as low as 1-3%. Most companies drop prices on selected stations around the country in order to advertise their low prices but if you are driving around Iceland these can be hard to track down. The price difference between average prices and the lowest prices can be around 8-10%.
In the table below you can see up to date fuel prices.
Currency via apis.is
Update: We’ve added price per gallon to the table
Full-service and self-service gas stations in Iceland:
N1, Skeljungur and Olís all offer stations with full-service stations. Most of them have a cafeteria or restaurant, sell basic necessities and groceries and have clean restrooms available. They are also often the only convenience stores or restaurants in some areas. Most also sell the famous Icelandic hotdogs, which make an excellent roadside snack.
N1 has the most stations around the country but most of them are self-service stations. You can find detailed info on what service N1 offers for each station on this page.
A few important tips!
- Have a chip and pin card! The self-service stations require you to have a chip and pin card to authorize the payment. American banks have only recently begun to issue these kinds of cards which leaves many American travelers stranded at the gas pump.
- Get a prepaid gas card. If you are not able to get a chip and pin card from your bank, you could buy a prepaid gas card to use in the unmanned gas stations or after hours. You can get them for 3.000 kr., 5.000 kr. and 10.000 kr. We recommend getting one from N1 as they have the most stations around the country.
- Be careful when filling up! Many self-service stations have the option to choose a certain amount or choose “fill up.” Although choosing the fill-up option is the most convenient option for most Icelanders, foreigners (especially from the US) can run into trouble. The reason is that when you choose “fill up” the company holds a charge for 25.000 as a security deposit on your card and they keep that deposit for up to 48-72 hours until the payment has cleared. They do this even though you just pumped for 10.000 kr. or 15.000 kr. Those charges can often be quite a burden when you have daily withdrawal limits or limited funds.
- Stay safe Driving in Iceland can be dangerous. We recommend reading through our post about driving in Iceland.