1. Home
  2. Iceland
  3. Akureyri

Daily Car Hire Rates in Akureyri

  • Mini

    Hyundai i10
    4 |
    1 |
    3 |
    From € 39.82
  • Economy

    Volkswagen Polo
    5 |
    2 |
    5 |
    From € 50.21
  • Compact

    Hyundai i30
    5 |
    3 |
    5 |
    From € 53.67
  • Estate

    Hyundai i30 Estate
    5 |
    5 |
    5 |
    From € 60.60
  • Suv

    Suzuki Jimny
    4 |
    2 |
    3 |
    From € 69.26

*daily rates in Akureyri based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

Akureyri Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • One of the reasons Akureyri grew in importance is because its harbour does not freeze over.
  • Akureyri is nicknamed the capital of northern Iceland.
  • Akureyri is the second largest urban area in Iceland.
  • In 1786 Akureyri received its municipal charter.
  • Akureyri is surrounded by mountains which makes it very scenic.

Akureyri Car Rental Mini Guide

Akureyri is the most northerly city in Iceland and visitors are sure to be spellbound by this weird, treeless and volcanic landscape. One of the main reasons people visit Akureyri is so they can get a glimpse of the illusive but beautiful Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis.
 Akureyri Aurora Borealis

There is also the chance to go whale watching there, but, as with your car hire, you should book ahead to reserve. As the third biggest city in Iceland, Akureyri is also thought of as the capital of the north of the country. Driving to or from Akureyri is an experience itself as you take the excellent ring road 1 which circles this island. Check out our drive smart guide to Iceland for more information. We can also offer car hire at Akureyri Airport and this airport is easily accessible via Air Iceland flights from the capital Reykjavik.

Akureyri Whale watching

One of the main pastimes in Akureyri is walking, so take some good boots. You will probably still need your vehicle to get to the best vistas, and always keep warm clothing available as the weather can be quite changeable. Upmost care should be taken that you always know where you are with the help of a compass or GPS, or better still, have a guide with you.

If an Arctic blizzard were to blow in from the sea you could be stranded for long enough that hypothermia would become a real risk. Nevertheless, Akureyri is an adventurous and incredibly rewarding place to visit.

Latest Update from Akureyri:

28/05/12 - This year marks the 150th anniversary of the city of Akureyri and it's celebrating in style. For ten days around the actual date; 24th August until the 2nd September, there'll be festivals, concerts, exhibitions and more. You can even send the city a birthday card!

Driving in Akureyri - Need to know



    Road Driving Side



    Urban speed Limit



    Rural Speed Limit



    Motorway Speed Limit


    ISK  217.84/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price



    Drink Drive Limit






    Min Rental Age


    Min Driving Age




Next Upcoming Holiday


    Friday 14 Feb 2020

    Valentine's Day - Observance

Useful Links

Car Hire Akureyri Customer Comments:

Have Your Say on Akureyri Car Hire:

Other Car Hire Locations in Iceland

We specialise in car rentals throughout Iceland fo find you the best price and that's a promise...

Call Us

+44 (0)845 508 9845




Read our Frequently Asked Questions

With car hire in Akureyri you can see this small fishing town which has grown into a city. Despite only having a population of 17,000 Akureyri has been settled since the 9th century. Industry there grew around its port which has made a good base for fishing vessels.

Although Akureyri is relatively close to the polar caps it has quite a mild climate due to certain micro climates. Nevertheless Akureyri car hire is the warmest and most reliable way to get around as there is not that much reliable public transport in Akureyri or Iceland as a whole.

We welcome and actively invite all of our customers to review us on independent review platforms, see what they have to say...

What our customers say