Car Hire Reykjavik Airport

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Reykjavik Airport is ideally situated for most tourists visiting Iceland. It is a short distance from the City. The airport has two terminals and is the main airport in Iceland.

Your booking confirmation will give you details of when and where to collect your hire car. The airport arrivals area is a great place for car rental Reykjavik, the arrivals desks are easy to find and the pick up should be quick and effecient. Your Reykjavik car rental will often have a road map and list of tourist destinations to help you make the most of your rental car.

About Reykjavik Airport

Reykjavík Airport, is located a few miles from the centre of Reykjavík. The airport has two runways and is predominantly for internal flights, flights to Greenland as well as to the Faroe Islands. The airport also has capacity to offer flights on small international charter aircraft and ferry flights across the Atlantic.

Tourist Info

The capital city of Iceland, Reykjavík, is also the largest city in Iceland. More than 200,000 people live in the greater Reykjavik area and 120,000 in the central area of the city. Reykjavík is located in the southern part of Iceland and has a history of occupation since the middle of the 9th century when it was colonised by Norse men, the city itself was not established until 1786 when it began as an important trading town.

The city is said to have gained its name from the steam spouting from hot springs which inspired Reykjavik’s name, a loose translation of Smoke Cove. The city is sometimes referred to as the Bay of Smokes or Bay of Smoke. Iceland’s original Danish rulers made sure the inhabitants developed a trading industry to help its population grow and become self financing. This resulted in the period of the 1750’s witnessing the construction of several dwellings to house the wool industry that became Reykjavík's most important employer for many years. Fishing and sulphur mining, agriculture and shipbuilding where also developed into thriving concerns.

Reykjavík is divided into 10 districts and the city centre is under the oldest Miðborg or Miðbær district. The city is home to the administrative centre of Iceland at Alþingishúsið and Stjórnarráðshúsið. Many tourists arrive in Reykjavik to take a look at the Hallgrímskirkja, the largest church in Iceland.