Reviews for
Thrifty Car Rental in Iceland

347 Reviews


Thrifty Car Rental in Iceland is a popular choice for travelers seeking a reliable and affordable vehicle for their journey. Known for their wide range of vehicles, flexible rental options, and excellent support, Thrifty ensures a smooth and enjoyable travel experience. Their convenient locations throughout Iceland make pick-up and drop-off a breeze.

Renting through Northbound allows you to take advantage of Thrifty's offerings with the added assurance of our Best Price Guarantee and Free Cancellation policy. The reviews from Northbound customers highlight Thrifty's commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Many customers have praised the condition and performance of the vehicles, the ease of the rental process, and the value for money.

One reviewer appreciated the upgrade to a Mazda CX-5, while another highlighted the convenience of extending their rental period. The sense of security provided by Thrifty's vehicles, especially when navigating Iceland's challenging terrains, is a recurring theme in the reviews. Choose Thrifty Car Rental through Northbound for a worry-free and memorable Icelandic adventure.


347 total reviews

328 reviews for Thrifty Car Rental

Verified reviews from our customers that rented a car from Thrifty Car Rental

Submitted 20. Jan 2023
I had a Peugeot which was wonderful. Fully equipped and lovely to drive.
Chris rented a vehicle in January 2023
Submitted 14. Dec 2022
hi i got a Peugeot 3008 but i am very happy with the car
Dariusz rented a vehicle in December 2022
Submitted 07. Dec 2022
The Ford Kuga was perfect with its studded tyres making you feel safe on the icy roads. The cruise control, SatNav and lane assist features were also very helpful. The car needed a top up of AdBlue which should have been done by the depot but was easily sorted at a fuel station.
Adrian rented a vehicle in December 2022
Submitted 15. Aug 2022
It was great
Mats rented a vehicle in August 2022
Submitted 13. Aug 2022
Javier rented a vehicle in August 2022
Submitted 27. Jun 2022
Car was OK although not the one booked but a C5 Aircross Hybrid instead.
Johannes michael rented a vehicle in June 2022
Submitted 12. Jul 2022
There was confusion at the Thrifty counter because they tried to charge me $150 USD more than my reservation. I spent 45 minutes there resolving the issue which involved all three employees at the location as well as one of their supervisors via phone.
Shelley rented a vehicle in June 2022
Submitted 30. Jun 2022
I've used Northbound 2 times to rent the car and it was an easy experience. This time I had to change my reservation last minute and you accommodated that easily. Thrifty was good. No issues and a pretty good price.
Ryan rented a vehicle in May 2022
Submitted 17. Apr 2022
I will definitely return as a customer.
Audra rented a vehicle in April 2022
Submitted 01. Apr 2022
The process of getting the car was quick and simple. The car was exactly as described. Customer service was convenient and good. Returning the car was flexible and convenient.
Gabriella rented a vehicle in March 2022
Submitted 17. Mar 2022
I was upgraded to a 3008 Peugeot. The car was wonderful, was in a clean and good condition, and the staff at the rental agency were extremely helpful, kind, and reachable. At the vehicle return, Renata was extremely helpful and informative, and made renting a vehicle a very positive experience. The Super CDW package is highly recommended, as Iceland has unpredictable weather and road conditions, and I was spared a £3,300 bill because of it.
Tong titan rented a vehicle in March 2022
Submitted 13. Feb 2022
Very easy online rental, with range of vehicle options easy to identify.. Thrifty was the vehicle provider and they were very helpful, gave me an upgrade, no charge. I was able to extend my rental by one day through email, also very convenient. Would use again.
Philip rented a vehicle in February 2022
Submitted 18. Dec 2021
The staff were very kind but when we arrived we were forced to upgrade our car that I had already paid for in full, which cost extra. I felt like everything was designed to cost more money when you got there so the price I found online didn’t matter at all and that was very frustrating.
Kailee rented a vehicle in December 2021
Submitted 20. Sep 2021
Thanks, Northbound team for coordinating the car reservation. I ended up even with a slightly larger car (Mazda CX-5). Anna from the Nourhtnound team has been very supportive and even working with me on my early return of the car and processing the refund from Thrifty. Cheers and keep up the good work there! FN
Faran rented a vehicle in September 2021
Submitted 13. Aug 2021
it is a nice car
Barbara rented a vehicle in August 2021
Submitted 23. Sep 2020
Very positive experience. Free upgrade to automatic. No problems with the car whatsoever
Kit rented a vehicle in September 2020
Submitted 25. Jul 2020
Wir haben ein großes Fahrzeug gesucht - Mit 6 Personen und Gepäck war das noch recht entspannt. Durch die extra 2 Sitze gehen ansonsten je ~40 % vom Kofferraum weg. Die Aussicht aus dem C4 Grand Picasso ist ideal für Island Reisen. Der Verbrauch bei eingestelltem Tempomat war optimal - ein angenehmes Cruisen um Island herum.
Elke rented a vehicle in July 2020
Submitted 04. Mar 2020
The rental pick-up and return process was very smooth - it made all the difference in how quickly we could be on our way as well as back to the airport when we returned the car. The rental agents were very good at explaining driving rules (safety) as well as insurance options.
William rented a vehicle in February 2020
Submitted 17. Dec 2019
Everything was great, would like the deposit of $1654 put back onto my credit card though.
Seth rented a vehicle in December 2019
Submitted 09. Dec 2019
Overall the experience I had with Northbound was excellent. The car I hired was very nice. Everything worked. We also decided to get the WiFi dongle as an extra, as we thought it would be easier overall, rather than buying a sim, and then hot spotting to each device. We weren't disappointed there either. The internet worked everywhere and it was fast. I'd highly recommend anyone thinking to rent a car, to rent from Northbound/Thrifty. It was a very smooth experience. Thanks!
Morten rented a vehicle in November 2019
Submitted 14. Nov 2019
This is my second time using Northbound, everything works fine and customer service answered my question very fast. I love my journey in Iceland and next time I will still choose Northbound! Only I hope it is possible the car rental company could also help to offer transportation service from the hotel closed to airport to rental company while returning the car.
Meng chin rented a vehicle in November 2019
Submitted 04. Nov 2019
The rental was great. The airport shuttle to the rental facility is ridiculous. We had to wait for the 3rd shuttle because the line was so long, and it was just over 30 minutes (we checked the time). Then when we returned the car, we realized the rental facility is about a 3 minute walk from the airport... we should have just walked over, but we didn’t know it was so close. I would strongly encourage you to let future renters know that the rental facility is so close to the airport- then they can decide if the shuttle is worth the LONG wait, or if they just want to do the short walk. Please consider this- I think it would be very helpful.
Ashton rented a vehicle in November 2019
Submitted 01. Jul 2019
Wong rented a vehicle in September 2019
Submitted 16. Sep 2019
The car was fine, no problems at all.
Debora rented a vehicle in August 2019
Submitted 12. Sep 2019
Very good overall. I was first given car that had an overpowering diesel fuel or cleaning fluid smell. This was quickly and easily changed, though perhaps should not have been given in the first place.
Tim rented a vehicle in August 2019

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