Car hire in Reykjavik
Hiring a car in Reykjavik
Hiring a car in Reykjavik is such a good idea, as it opens up the whole city for you to explore, as well as the rest of Iceland. From marvelling at the capital’s instantly recognisable cathedral to taking a dip in the Blue Lagoon, your holiday in Reykjavik will be one to remember.
As the northernmost capital of any sovereign state, Reykjavik has a vibe that’s all its own. In recent years, more people have been flocking to find out what it’s all about enjoying its late-night clubs and bars and party atmosphere.
The city is reachable from the airport via Route 41 in around 40 minutes, although you’re unlikely to find much traffic on the roads. Picking up your hire car straight away means you won’t even need a transfer to your hotel.
What you need to know
When it comes to hiring a car in Iceland there is plenty of choice and the best way to navigate yourself around it is by using the Holiday Autos booking tool. As you’ll notice, you can opt to hire a vehicle from Keflavik International Airport (KEF) or the city’s domestic airport, known simply as Reykjavik Airport (RVK).
As an international hub, you will find that the widest choice is available at Keflavik. There are more than a dozen car hire companies to choose from - including the wonderfully named Geysir Car Rental - all of which have been voted excellent, very good or good by our customers.
Where to pick up your car
In order to meet up with the car that you’ve booked online, there are three options when you land at Keflavik Airport and the companies are equally spread between them. The first is to go to the car hire desk in the terminal, which some firms, such as Budget, have. Alternatively, the likes of Firefly Car Rental offer a free shuttle bus to pick up your car and Geysir provides a meet and greet service.
Be sure to compare such details when deciding on your car hire firm before booking. For some people, the convenience is an important factor while others will be happy with any of the above options.