The small town of Saudarkrokur stands at the head of the Skagafjordur fjord in northern Iceland. Iceland's main arterial road, Route One, passes just to the south of town; visitors who hire a car in Saudarkrokur can reach the island ring road easily. Iceland's capital Reykjavik is 28 miles south. Attractions of the surrounding area include the Tindastóll skiing area, with slopes and ski lift, and Krokurinn, where you'll find a golf course. There's a paintball operator just south of the town and in the summer boat trips can take visitors to Drangey Island in the fjord, the steep-sided remains of a prehistoric volcano that now has huge bird colonies.
Saudarkrokur has grown up around its fishing harbour at the mouth of the Sauda River but is now served by its own airport, which lies on flat land at the river mouth just to the east of the town. All the flights from here head to Reykavik. If you rent a car in Saudarkrokur you'll easily find all the attractions, including the town museum, sports centre and horse-riding complex. Locals can point you in the direction of geo-thermal pools to bathe in or the town's open-air naturally heated swimming pool, which also offers saunas and hot spa pools too.
Opening hours: Mo-Su 24 hours
Address: Hesteyri 2
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.