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Iceland

Things to See After Leaving the Thrifty Car Rental Iceland Airport Location

With a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of beautiful natural spaces, Akureyri is an excellent choice for travelers wanting to explore what Iceland has to offer. Nestled at the head of Iceland’s longest fjord, this beautiful Icelandic city is home to many lively festivals in the winter and some of the best ski spots the country has to offer. After you pick up your vehicle at the Thrifty Car Rental Iceland Airport location, you can be off to see the sights and experience the excitement of Akureyri.

Snow Sports at Jlidarfjall Akureyri

If you like to ski or snowboard, Jlidarfjall Akureyri has slopes for all ages and abilities, including beginners as well as more advanced skiers and snowboarders. The area also offers spectacular views over the town of Akureyri and helpful staff that makes for a great European snow sports experience.

Artic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)

Just a short trip from the Thrifty car rental Iceland Airport location (3 km) is the Arctic Botanical Gardens. This is a must-see for those that like to appreciate a country’s natural beauty. This attraction offers a pleasing layout with an interesting range of plants and trees. Within the garden is also a restaurant that offers a lovely place for a light lunch in a relaxing atmosphere.

Historic Old Farmhouse Laufas

If you are looking for a place to enjoy some historic Icelandic charm, the Old Farmhouse Laufas (just 6.7 km from airport) is a worthwhile historic spot. These preserved homes with turf roofs offer visitors an interesting look at how early Icelanders lived and survived the cold winters in Akureyri. The drive to this spot is also beautiful, offering you the opportunity to get a glimpse of the town.