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    Car hire at Reykjavik Airport - Enjoying the best of Iceland

    A car hire at Reykjavik Airport is one of the best ways to appreciate the amazing diversity and many natural wonders of Iceland, one of Europe's most fascinating and sought-after travel destinations. Renowned for its rare beauty and spectacular landscapes, it's an island of immense outdoor appeal that's best explored on four wheels.

    Surrounded by fjords, lava fields and some of the island's most stunning land and seascapes, Reykjavik Airport is conveniently situated in the south-western corner of the country, within easy access of the capital and close to many of Iceland's top tourist sights, most notably the Blue Lagoon thermal swimming pools and the beautiful Reykjanes Peninsula.

    Reykjavik Airport offers visitors the best of both worlds, with all the excitement of an upcoming, cosmopolitan capital to enjoy with the added prospect of an entire island to explore, some of which is uniquely influenced by the country's close proximity to the Arctic Circle.

    Reykjavik itself is a compact and very tourist-friendly city with plenty of life and entertainment to be found particularly around the Old Harbour area, and especially on the long summer evenings of extended daylight in this land of the midnight sun! The capital today also has a vibrant shopping scene plus a night-life to rival many of Europe's more established big city destinations.

    Culture vultures staying in the area have a wealth of attractions from which to choose, both in Reykjavik and nearby Keflavik where Iceland's international airport is located. Don't miss Reykjavik's renowned National Museum for a fascinating insight into the island's long history and the fantastic Viking World located in Keflavik.

    And once all the city sightseeing is done, there's a whole island waiting to be explored with your car rental at Reykjavik Airport. Iceland's famous Route 1 (known as the Ring Road) runs for almost 900 miles, passing many of the country's main attractions along the way. You'll see glaciers (including some of the world's biggest), towering snow-capped peaks, vast lunar landscapes and, who knows, you might even catch a glimpse of the incredible Northern Lights just when you're least expecting it, because Iceland is one of the best places on earth to see them.

    You can book a cheap car hire in Iceland and elsewhere in the world through Auto Europe's state-of-the-art booking engine in just a few clicks of the mouse. We offer more than 24,000 pick-up locations in over 180 destinations, along with the widest choice of vehicles of any other company. Feel free to call our award-winning rental specialists on +441233225114 to make your reservation and/or discuss your travel plans. For useful tips on getting around the island trouble-free by car, please consult our Iceland Driving Guide for information on local age restrictions, driving distances, road rules, etc. If you're curious to know what kind of experience other customers had with their Auto Europe car rental in the city, then take a look at the comments they left on our Reykjavik car hire reviews page.

    Airport Information

    The nearest airport to the city centre is Reykjavik Airport which is mainly used for domestic air traffic and the occasional international flight to Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Sometimes referred to as Reykjavik City Airport, it is located very close to the city centre, just 2 minutes by car and 10 minutes on foot. Two airlines have scheduled flights to and from Reykjavík airport, namely Air Iceland and Eagle Air. However, Reykjavik's main air transport hub is Keflavík International Airport situated 50 km (31 miles) south-west of the capital on the Reykjanesbraut road (number 41), in the town of Keflavik. Passenger movements at Keflavík Airport have increased significantly in recent years and the airport is now served by a growing number of major airlines running short-, medium- and long-haul services to and from cities as far and wide as Los Angeles, Moscow, Toronto, Franfut, London, New York and Orlando.

    Reykjavik Airport (RKV)
    Address: Reykjavíkurflugvollur, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
    Telephone: +354 424 4000
    Airlines operating at Reykjavik Airport: Air Iceland Connect and Eagle Air.

    Where to pick up my car hire at Reykjavik Airport

    Compact and functional, the airport features some of the best-known and most prestigious car hire suppliers, with their desks conveniently located in the main Arrivals Hall, which means you can rent a car at Reykjavik Airport and be on your way in just a few minutes.

    Avis Car Hire at Reykjavik Airport Avis at Reykjavik Airport
    Reykjavik, Iceland 101

    +354 5914000
    Opening Hours:
    8am-5pm Mon-Fri
    Budget Car Hire at Reykjavik Airport Budget at Reykjavik Airport
    Reykjavik, Iceland 101

    +354 5626060
    Opening Hours:
    8am-5pm Mon-Fri
    Hertz Car Hire at Reykjavik Airport Hertz at Reykjavik Airport
    Reykjavik, Iceland 101

    +354 5224420
    Opening Hours:
    8am-4pm Mon-Fri and 9am-2pm Sat & Sun


    There are two terminals located on different sides of the airport's runway area. The main terminal handles both international and domestic traffic for Air Iceland, while the smaller terminal serves domestic and international business flights for Eagle Air.

    Airport Facilities

    Despite its relatively small size, Reykjavik Airport offers the same kind of on-site facilities and amenities as some larger international airports, such as the excellent Air Iceland Cafeteria, modern toilets, conveniently-located car rental offices, lifts and a range of services for travellers requiring special assistance.

    How to get to and from Reykjavik Airport

    Iceland's public transport system is fast and efficient, especially in and around the capital. Bus is one of the quickest and cheapest ways of transferring between the airport and downtown Reykjavik using the services provided by local operator, Strætó. A ride from Reykjavik Airport to the city centre on the number 15 bus takes around 10 minutes outside the rush-hour. The Flybus Airport Shuttle offers transfers between Reykjavik Airport and Keflavik International Airport, which take around 45 minutes.

    Parking Tips

    Parking is never a problem at Reykjavik Airport, with plenty of spaces available at the adjacent car park. Parking is completely free of charge and it's a very short walk to the terminal building.

    Useful links

    Official Website of Reykjavik Domestic Airport