Keflavik Airport Car Rental
Keflavik International Airport is the main hub on the island for the travel towards Europe and other countries of the world.
The airport owes its name to the closeness to the town of Keflavik (just 3 km from the airport) and to the capital of the island, reachable by car driving for about 50 km.
At this airport, many flights both with the main Icelandic airlines and with other low-cost ones which offer very advantageous routes are available. At Keflavik Airport also flight options connected directly to the most important American cities such as New York and Boston are available.
We suggest you to book online (on RentalUp) a rental car and to pick it up once landed at Keflavik Airport to get both the small town of Keflavik and the Icelandic capital city.
The availability of the car rental service at Keflavik Airport will allow you to set off on a tour of Iceland visiting very famous locations such as the Blue Lagoon in Grindavik, a spa complex which owes its name to the typical colour of its waters.
Reykjavík: points of interest
Reykjavík is a smaller capital city compared to the other European ones, but not for this reason it is less rich in attractions and points of interest to visit.
The first destination you must see once arrived in the city is a very famous street called Lækjargata, in the centre of Reykjavík, where you can find the oldest houses built in Scandinavian style flanked by modern shop, such a the famous Hard Rock Café. The name of this street dates back to very old times, when instead of the street there was the source of a river used as a navigation route to reach the coast.
Still along the Lækjargata, there is also the important palace Government House, which is the seat of the office of the Prime Minister: here all the political decisions about the government of the island are taken.
If you love shopping and would like to buy typical Icelandic products, not far from Lækjargata there is Laugavegur Street, a long boulevard rich in typical pubs and shops and where once there were tanks to wash the laundry.
Thanks o the car rental at Keflavik Airport, if you would like to chill out you will be able to reach the most famous spa in Iceland: the Blue Lagoon. Watch out, however, to book an entrance ticket early because the line of tourists (and locals) is always very long and the staff is obliged to send away the visitors.
Reykjavík: art and culture
Taking advantage of the car rental at Keflavik Airport, another of the most beautiful places to visit in the city is the Harpa Concert Hall, a big building built in glass next to the former harbour of Reykjavík.
Very appreciated by tourists for the play of light on its windows, within it you can attend pieces of theatre about the classical stories of the Icelandic tradition or re-enactments of the works written by authors of the island. Moreover, if you love classic music you can see when concerts of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra are held.
In Reykjavík, a museum dedicated to the ancient fishing techniques and sailing that the inhabitants have been used for centuries could certainly not be missing. The Reykjavik Maritime Museum, Víkin, located by the old harbour, preserves ancient and modern findings, which narrate the story of this activity, which is still today a pillar of the Icelandic economics.
Right next to the museum there is the Óddin ship, which played an important role during the Cod Wars, an event that saw Iceland and England in actions of mutual sabotage to obtain the control of the most profitable fishing areas between the 1950s and the 1970s.