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The average price of fuel in Akureyri is $14.01 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $168 and $224, depending on the car size.
Intermediate (Dacia Duster or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Akureyri.
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An Intermediate car hire in Akureyri costs $131 per day, on average.
A Mini car hire in Akureyri costs $143 per day, on average.
An Economy car hire in Akureyri costs $91 per day, on average.
Car rental in Akureyri is ideal if you want to travel at your own pace. You will most likely want a robust car that can handle the steep and slippery terrain. A compact SUV is a good choice as it is ideal for urban adventures, with it being relatively small and ideal for parking. However, it comes into its own with the enhanced grip and handling that most of these vehicles offer. The addition of 4x4 in the vehicle also provides you with additional power when on the country roads.
You must adhere to the speed limit when driving in Iceland, or you risk being prosecuted by the police. If you are caught by a speed camera you, will be fined by your car hire provider, who will also be required to pass your information over to the police. The speed limit in the city is 50 km/h. On rural roads it’s 80 km/h, whilst on the motorway the top speed you can do is 90 km/h.
It’s easy to find parking in Akureyri, which is great for those in a hire car. For instance, you can park at city centre Parking on Skipagata. This is a free car park that’s open 24 hours a day. It’s located in the centre of the city too, so it’s very convenient. Alternatively, there is a parking area the other side of the fjord where the 828 Road meets Motorway 1. This is free and provides you with great views of the Fjord and the city.
8.4 Very Good
Pros:The person met us at the airport and was very professional. While the car (a mini-van) was really beat up more than I expected, the handler apologized and offered to buy the fuel option at no cost.
Cons:Offering a vehicle that had damage on almost every corner and a broken rear seat was not great, however, they were very accommodating with making amends.
Pros:I was pleased to be able to reserve a car in Akureyri (northern Iceland) to return in the south, at the international airport, without a big fee. I was very happy that the car was ready when I arrived two hours before the scheduled pick up and we did not to wait at all. The diesel Svoda Octavia was very comfortable for three of us with lots of baggage. We had no difficulty finding fuel or using the multi-lingual gas pumps in Iceland. It did well on major highways and the well-maintained coastal gravel roads we traveled on. Thanks for all the good service in Iceland, July, 2017!
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