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Best Akureyri Car Rentals

Rent a car in the capital of North Iceland, Akureyri. The North of Iceland is a wonderful area to explore in a rental car and Akureyri is the perfect place to start your journey.

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Ford Escape 4x4 Automatic 2017
4.5
144 reviews

Ford Escape 4x4 Automatic 2017

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Jeep / SUV
People
Seats 5 people
Large bags
4 bags
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Automatic
Dacia Duster 2018
4.5
4 reviews

Dacia Duster 2018

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Seats 5 people
Large bags
4 bags
Transmission
Manual
Dacia Duster 2018
4.5
4 reviews

Dacia Duster 2018

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Jeep / SUV
People
Seats 5 people
Large bags
4 bags
Transmission
Manual

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Frequently asked questions

What are the benefits of renting a car in Akureyri, Iceland?

Renting a car in Akureyri is a great option for those planning to take a domestic flight to Akureyri and explore the north of Iceland. There are many beautiful sites close to Iceland's "Capital of the North," and having a rental car allows you to venture out to the countryside at your convenience.

How can I find cheap car rentals in Akureyri?

Enter your travel dates in our car rental search engine to compare rental car prices and find the most affordable rental in Akureyri. The search engine looks through all the major car rental suppliers in Iceland to find the best rental deals at the cheapest prices.

Where can I pick up my car in Akureyri, Iceland?

Regarding rental locations, you can either pick up the vehicle at the rental agency’s office or request a pick-up service at a specific address in Akureyri. Many rental providers are at Akureyri airport, so you can pick up your car shortly after landing in Akureyri.

Can I pick up my rental car at Akureyri airport in Iceland?

Yes, when you land at the domestic airport in Akureyri, you will have multiple options for car rentals located at the airport. Therefore, if you book your rental car ahead of time, it can be ready on arrival at Akureyri airport.

Are car rentals in Akureyri, Iceland open 24/7?

No, rental providers in Akureyri have normal office hours and close at 8 PM at the latest. Unlike Keflavik Airport, the airport in Akureyri does not have night flights. Therefore, there aren’t any red-eye travelers looking for a rental car in the middle of the night.

Additionally, while Akureyri has gained in popularity as a destination in recent years, it still has fewer visitors per year than Iceland's capital, Reykjavik.

Can I rent a car in Akureyri and drop it off in another location, such as Reykjavik?

Yes, some car rental companies offer the option of picking up the car in one location and dropping it off in another. Please enter your desired pick-up and drop-off locations in our car rental search engine to explore your options. You can also contact the car rental company directly by clicking on 'Enquire about this car.' Please note that extra charges may incur for dropping the car off at another location​​​​​.

What type of car is recommended to visit the region of Lake Myvatn?

Since North Iceland usually has heavy snow in winter, we highly recommend renting a 4WD. In summer, a two-wheel-drive car is sufficient unless you want to drive to locations in the Highlands, such as Askja.

Is it easy to find parking in Akureyri, Iceland?

Yes, generally, parking is relatively easy to find in Akureyri. Despite being called the "capital" of the North, it has a population of just under 20,000 people, and the downtown area is not nearly as big or crowded as the one in Reykjavik.

However, be mindful that if you're staying at a hotel in the center of Akureyri, it is not guaranteed that they'll offer parking for their guests. So you might have to pay for street parking or find a free parking spot slightly outside the downtown.

What is included in my car rental in Akureyri, Iceland?

What the car rental includes varies between companies. Some rentals have GPS devices, while others offer additional insurance. Please read the description carefully and review the ‘included’ section before finalizing the booking.

Included in all car rentals in Iceland are unlimited mileage and CDW insurance. The CDW insurance covers all damage you might cause with the car, e.g., other vehicles or items hit with the car, and medical compensation for injured persons.

What sort of tires do rental cars have in Akureyri, Iceland?

After November 1st, all rental vehicles in Iceland are fitted with studded winter tires for driving in snowy conditions. In summer, all rental cars have standard tires appropriate for normal conditions.

What sort of cars are considered campers and camper vans in Iceland?

This category contains all vehicles that can double as accommodation, whether motorhomes, smaller camping cars, or cars equipped with attached camping gear or rooftop tents.

The models range from small, converted campers like the Volkswagen Caddy to rooftop tent jeeps for Highlands travel, such as the Suzuki Jimny and Mitsubishi Pajero.