Akureyri car hire

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Akureyri car hire information

Pick-up locationAkureyri
Car types
Hire locations22
Airport locations10

Cheap car hire in Akureyri

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Akureyri

  • Car rental in Akureyri provides you with a greater level of flexibility with your onwards journey, when compared to alternative modes of transport such as buses or trains. This is because you are able to depart whenever you please and travel direct, which isn’t always possible with public transport. For instance, you can drive to Fossholl in about 30 minutes. This journey via bus takes about 40 minutes and requires you to abide by the set schedule.
  • Akureyri Airport (AEY) is one of the nearest terminals to Akureyri, making it a great place to collect your car from. Once you have landed, passed through Immigration and collected your bags, you can locate the car hire branches with ease. For instance, Europcar can be found in the airport terminal, whilst Hertz is a short shuttle ride away. Your Akureyri car hire provider will give you the keys to you your vehicle once you have paid, shown valid ID and completed the paperwork.
  • Car rental in Akureyri allows you to explore this popular city in Iceland. Drivers in this city tend to be very considerate and follow the rules of the road, which is great for those driving a hire car. Jaywalking is a low level offence in Iceland, which means that not everybody follows this law. You should therefore drive with care through the city, as people are likely to cross in places that aren’t designated pedestrian crossings.
  • When driving a Akureyri hire car, you will notice the roads can get very busy, especially during rush hour when locals are travelling to and from work. This tends to be between 7:30 to 9:00 and 16:00 to 17:00. If you prefer to drive on roads with less traffic, then you should avoid these times. One of the busiest roads in the area is Glerargata, which travels through the heart of the city. An alternative road for you to try is Dalsbraut, which should be less busy. During the winter months, driving can get very treacherous, with snow fall common. Ensure that you only drive on the roads when it’s safe to do so.
  • Book your car hire in Akureyri at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Akureyri are around 8% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Akureyri

  • How much is the price of fuel in Akureyri?

    The average price of fuel in Akureyri is R163,22 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 959 and R2 611, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Akureyri?

    Mini (Hyundai i10 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Akureyri.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Akureyri?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Akureyri?

    A Mini car hire in Akureyri costs R2 275 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Akureyri?

    An Economy car hire in Akureyri costs R1 935 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Akureyri?

    An Intermediate car hire in Akureyri costs R2 508 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Akureyri?

    Car rental in Akureyri is ideal if you want to travel at your own pace. You will most likely want a robust car that can handle the steep and slippery terrain. A compact SUV is a good choice as it is ideal for urban adventures, with it being relatively small and ideal for parking. However, it comes into its own with the enhanced grip and handling that most of these vehicles offer. The addition of 4x4 in the vehicle also provides you with additional power when on the country roads.

  • What’s the speed limit in Akureyri?

    You must adhere to the speed limit when driving in Iceland, or you risk being prosecuted by the police. If you are caught by a speed camera you, will be fined by your car hire provider, who will also be required to pass your information over to the police. The speed limit in the city is 50 km/h. On rural roads it’s 80 km/h, whilst on the motorway the top speed you can do is 90 km/h.

  • Where are the best places to park in Akureyri?

    It’s easy to find parking in Akureyri, which is great for those in a hire car. For instance, you can park at city centre Parking on Skipagata. This is a free car park that’s open 24 hours a day. It’s located in the centre of the city too, so it’s very convenient. Alternatively, there is a parking area the other side of the fjord where the 828 Road meets Motorway 1. This is free and provides you with great views of the Fjord and the city.

Akureyri car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

9,0

Wonderful

2 reviews

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10.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

3 locations in Akureyri

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Akureyri Airport

+354 461 6000

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Laufasgata 2a

+354 461 6000

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Tryggvabraut 12

+354 461 6000

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8,0 Very Good

Jun 2023

KAYAK
The car was great. The check in was slow.

1 out of 1

Thrifty

8,0

Very Good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

4.0

2 locations in Akureyri

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Drottningarbraut

+354 515 7110

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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Tryggvabraut 5

+354 515 7110

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Geysir Car Rental

10,0

Wonderful

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2 locations in Akureyri

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24, Tryggvabraut

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Akureyri Airport, Akureyri

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Avis

7,3

Good

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2 locations in Akureyri

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Akureyri Airport

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Hjalteyrargata 6

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keddy by Europcar

6,4

Okay

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4 locations in Akureyri

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Akureyri Airport

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Akureyri Downtown

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Strandgata- Tourist Info Centre

+354 461 6000

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Tryggvabraut 12

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Budget

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Akureyri Airport

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Hjalteyrargata 6

+354 660 0629

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Dollar

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Drottningarbraut

+354 515 7110

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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Tryggvabraut 5

+354 515 7110

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy!

8,4 Very Good

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The person met us at the airport and was very professional. While the car (a mini-van) was really beat up more than I expected, the handler apologized and offered to buy the fuel option at no cost.

Cons:

Offering a vehicle that had damage on almost every corner and a broken rear seat was not great, however, they were very accommodating with making amends.

1 out of 0

Sunnycars

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2 locations in Akureyri

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Tryggvabraut 12

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hvannavellir 14

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Hertz

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Akureyri Apt

+354 522 4440

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10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2017

KAYAK

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I was pleased to be able to reserve a car in Akureyri (northern Iceland) to return in the south, at the international airport, without a big fee. I was very happy that the car was ready when I arrived two hours before the scheduled pick up and we did not to wait at all. The diesel Svoda Octavia was very comfortable for three of us with lots of baggage. We had no difficulty finding fuel or using the multi-lingual gas pumps in Iceland. It did well on major highways and the well-maintained coastal gravel roads we traveled on. Thanks for all the good service in Iceland, July, 2017!

1 out of 0

Shouqi

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Akureyri Airport

+86 10 6064 1387

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2 travellers who hired a car in Akureyri gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6,5

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Most popular car type

Mini

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