Car Rental In Reykjavik
For most travellers, Reykjavík is the natural starting point for travellers to begin their journey of discovery of Iceland, and not undeservedly so. The capital is world-renowned for its culture, history, and natural charm on all fronts.
The downtown areas of Reykjavík are a vibrant and inspiring nucleus of Iceland’s culture and arts scene. Day time the city is full of people catching up with friends at one of the many cafés or shopping in Laugarvegur, the main shopping street in downtown Reykjavik. The city also offers an impressive nightlife, and therefore it should come as no surprise to you to see tourists on bachelor/bachelorette parties downtown Reykjavik. You will also be spoiled with choices for restaurants in Reykjavik, where you can find something exotic and foreign or local cuisine prepared by some of the best chefs in the world.
Reykjavík is a city of strong contrasts: it is both cosmopolitan and small-town; lively and advanced; young-at-heart and yet loaded with history. Lots of monuments, new and old, also worth exploring is the recently constructed oceanfront music and conference center, Harpa, that displays an impressive led light facade. Thankfully, the distances in Reykjavik are short, and you will never be far from, museums, galleries, theatres, cafés, and swimming pools for example. Therefore the city is can easily be explored by foot or bike, or even electrical scooter rentals.
The city is very walkable, and you will see people strolling by the Reykjavik pond in or city hall that is worth a visit if you want to see a large scale topographic map of Iceland.
The pulsing beat of energy and vibrant spots keeps Reykjavík alive and amazing and visitors are often surprised and pleased at just how much culture, art, and activities are available in the city. Besides being world-renowned for its vibrant culture, Reykjavík is genuinely the gateway to Iceland. The capital area has enough natural wonders at its doorstep to serve as a convenient base for checking out numerous spectacular landscapes in several directions.
From the city you are at the doorstep of surrounding mountains, glaciers, volcanoes, and hot springs. Venture out into the vast availability of day expeditions from Reykjavík such as horseback riding, glacier climbing, river rafting, caving, whale watching, and more.
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You can pick up your car directly from the airport. Keflavik International Airport (KEF) is located around 49km (30 miles) south-west of the capital of Reykjavik. Whether you are staying in Keflavik, Reykjavik or heading straight on the road, you can pick up your rental car from the airport.