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With four locations in the Iceland capital city of Reykjavik, including one at Reykjavik Airport and one at nearby Keflavik International Airport, Europcar is fully prepared to meet and exceed all of your car hire demands. Our fleet of reliable, safe and comfortable vehicles is always there with a car suited to meet any budget or carrying demands, while useful services and options like express pick-up, easy 3-step online booking, child seats, satellite navigation and additional driver cover, are available to help, along with the convenience of daily, weekly, monthly, long and short term hire. All of this to make sure that whatever challenges meet you during your visit to Reykjavik, getting around will not be one of them.
Iceland's capital city is known worldwide for its busy nightlife, with the Reykjavik's bars and clubs filling up after midnight until around 4 am on weekends. There are over a hundred different bars pubs and clubs in the city, while the shopping streets of Laugavegur and Skólavörðustígur are also famous for being full of upscale fashion houses and local designers. Many designer labels allow a 15% tax refund for visitors, so there's ample opportunity to grab some bargains for yourself and those back home. Reykjavik is also home to the Alþingishúsið, Iceland's parliament, the Harpa culture house, the country's centre for cultural heritage, and the nearby Laugardalur, or Blue Lagoon, a naturally occurring geothermal spa, reputed to have healing properties.
Reykjavík – The Settlement Exhibition, as it's known, is an archaeological site based around a tenth century Viking longhouse, unearthed in 2001. Featuring a captivating hi-tech display and interactive multimedia tables explaining the area's excavations, a wrap-around panorama showing how things would have looked at the time when the longhouse was new, along with a cutting-edge exhibit that allows you to navigate through different layers of the longhouse construction. Artefacts range from ancient animal bones to fish oil lamps and an iron axe. The site's name comes from the estimated date of the tephra layer underneath the longhouse itself.
Harpa – Reykjavik's sparkling concert hall and cultural centre is a modern day marvel, with its dazzlingly intricate lattice of convex and concave glass panels designed by Danish architectural firm Henning Larsen, Icelandic architects Batteríið, and the artist Olafur Eliasson. In addition to the world-class shows and performances on its stage, Harpa also houses a branch of the 12 Tónar music store, gourmet restaurant Kolabrautin, and several design boutiques in its lobby.
Nearby National Parks – There's Vatnajökull, which covers 13% of Iceland's area including the Vatnajökull glacier and the surrounding mountain ridges; Þingvellir, which contains Almannagjá canyon and Þingvallavatn, Iceland's largest lake; and Snæfellsjökull, with its glacier and active volcano that provided the inspiration and setting for Jules Verne's Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Each one of these parks must be seen to fully appreciate the incredible beauty they possess.