Akureyri Car Rental Locations

Akureyri rent a car locations

Holdur Car Rental - Europcar has three rent a car outlets in Akureyri.


Akureyri Down Town
Tryggvabraut 12
IS-600 Akureyri

Open: Mon-Fri. 08:00-17:00, Sat. 08:00-16:00 & Sun. 09:00-16:00

Akureyri Domestic Airport
IS-600 Akureyri

Open: Mon-Fri. 08:00-17:00, Sat. 08:00-16:00 & Sun. 09:00-16:00



Port of Akureyri Cruise Ships
IS-600 Akureyri

Open in May, June, July, August & September
Mon-Fri. 08:00-17:00, Sat. 10:00-14:00 & Sun. 10:00-14:00

Customer Service Center

Tel. +(354) 461 6000

Email: customerservice@holdur.is


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Free Shuttle Service in Akureyri

Free Shuttle Service in Akureyri
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Brynja icecream shop in Akureyri is famous all over Iceland


Akureyri the town on the fjord - the most beautiful town in Iceland, say the Icelanders themselves and the home of Holdur Iceland´s largest car rental company.

Tall trees, attractive gardens, the closeness to the sea, the unyielding ring of mountains all underline Akureyri´s unique situation. Akureyri brings together the best of both countryside and the city with population of roughly 18,000. The surrounding fjord with its unique blend of natural beauty and cultural richness, offers a diverse range of activities for every traveler. Whether you're seeking adventure on the slopes, exploring cultural landmarks, or simply relaxing in geothermal baths, Akureyri is a destination that promises a magical journey through Iceland's northern wonders.

Read also: North Iceland: A Complete Guide for Drivers

Here's a guide to some of the best things to do in Akureyri.

Visit the Akureyri Botanical Garden

Explore the northernmost botanical garden in the world, where you can stroll through a variety of vibrant flowers, plants, and trees. Established in 1912, the garden showcases both Icelandic and foreign flora and is a serene spot to relax and enjoy nature.

Akureyri Art Museum

Akureyri church

Immerse yourself in the local art scene by visiting the Akureyri Art Museum. Housed in a beautifully renovated building, the museum features contemporary Icelandic art, as well as exhibitions from international artists. It's a perfect place to gain insight into the creative spirit of the region.

Akureyri Church

Admire the iconic Akureyri Church, also known as Akureyrarkirkja. Perched on a hill, the church offers breathtaking panoramic views of the town and the surrounding fjords. Don't forget to capture the stunning architecture of this Lutheran church, which stands as a symbol of Akureyri.

Skiing in Hlíðarfjall

For those seeking adventure, Akureyri provides an excellent opportunity for skiing at Hlíðarfjall during the winter months. The ski resort offers various slopes suitable for all skill levels, along with breathtaking views of Eyjafjörður. Whether you're a seasoned skier or a beginner, Hlíðarfjall has something for everyone.

Explore the Akureyri Old Town

Wander through the charming streets of Akureyri's Old Town, where you'll find colorful houses, boutiques, and cozy cafes. This area exudes a warm and welcoming atmosphere, making it a perfect place to enjoy a leisurely stroll and soak in the local culture.

Go Whale Watching

Emty boat on the sea in Akureyri

Embark on a thrilling whale-watching adventure in the nearby Eyjafjörður fjord. Akureyri's proximity to the Arctic Circle makes it an ideal location to spot various marine life, including humpback whales, minke whales, and dolphins. Numerous tour operators offer excursions, providing an unforgettable experience on the open sea.

Relax in the Myvatn Nature Baths

Take a scenic drive to the Myvatn Nature Baths, located about an hour away from Akureyri. These geothermal baths offer a rejuvenating experience surrounded by stunning landscapes. Soak in the warm, mineral-rich waters and enjoy the therapeutic effects on both body and mind.

Taste Local Cuisine

Indulge in the local flavors of Akureyri by dining at one of the town's restaurants. Try Icelandic specialties like lamb dishes, fresh seafood, and the famous Icelandic hot dog. Don't forget to pair your meal with a taste of the local craft beers or spirits.

Best way to travel around Akureyri and surroundings

It is convenient to rent a car from Holdur upon arrival at Akureyri Airport or by Cruise Ship at the Port of Akureyri. For example various exciting day trips to Siglufjordur, Lake Myvatn and Husavik can easily be made from Akureyri in a rental car.


Q&A concerning a car hire in Akureyri:

What do I need to know about Insurance

Most of our basic rental charge includes the following coverages: Collision Damage Waiver, Personal Accident Insurance & Theft Protection. This cover has an excess between ISK 250000 - ISK 450000 depending on the category of the vehicle you have selected. For full information relating to our covers and terms of cover, please review our Protection and Insurance Options page.

Do you offer Winter Tires?

From November 1st until April 15th our cars come equipped with studded winter tires. Exception from this could be, but not necessarily, certain models (such as electric vehicles) intended for use in the Reykjavík capital area only.

What documents do I need to present at the counter when I pick up my car?

You will need to present to our customer representative:

  • Your normal driving license, issued by your country of residence (N.B. For license holders from the UK, where the driving license is issued in 2 parts, both parts of the license need to be presented) and held for at least one year. It will be requested at every rental. Note that your International Driving License is valid only if accompanied by your normal Driving License. Driving Licenses must be valid.

  • Your passport will also be required according to Icelandic law for car rentals.

  • Your valid credit card with an expiry date after the due check-in date or a valid Europcar charge card. If you use a Europcar prepaid voucher as means of payment (with a specified value or the mention 'Group & Days apply'), you must also present a credit card for those charges which have not been prepaid (such as extras, refueling charge, excess due in the event of damage to or loss of the rented vehicle). Please check the list of accepted credit cards in the country rental conditions.

Do I need to check the condition of the vehicle prior leaving the location?

Yes, you have to check that the vehicle condition report reflects the actual vehicle condition. If an apparent defect is not listed, please proceed to a joint examination of the vehicle with our employee, in order to update the rental agreement.

What about Fines, Parking Tickets, Road-Tolls & Traffic Violations?

Parking tickets, road-tolls and any traffic violations are the responsibility of the renter who must pay them before returning the vehicle. Congestion charges or fines received by us after the rental will be charged directly to the renter, including a surcharge for late payment, if there are any. A local administration fee applies: this will be charged in addition to the fines.

Do I need to return the car with a full tank?

Vehicles are supplied with a full tank of fuel and you should return the vehicle with a full tank. Otherwise, you will be charged for missing fuel at the end of the rental. Our rates do not include fuel. Refueling charge applies.

Always make sure that you use the right type of fuel!

Charges apply when incorrect fuel has been added to the rented vehicles fuel tank. This includes workshop hours and any damages to the vehicle’s mechanism. Towing cost and vehicle replacement related to breakdown or damage is the driver´s responsibility. 

Downtown Akureyri