Reviews for Thrifty Car Rental in Iceland

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Reviews for Thrifty Car Rental
Submitted 19. Apr 2018
Good
Getting the car and returning the car was very simple and fast. I liked that alot. But I'm not sure about the cleanliness of the car. Because the Volvo we got wasn't clean at all, as if I rented right after someone else. It that is a standard then I think you need to improve on that. Also need better guideline about parking in the city, like what does the hour clock is and do we need to do anything, or where to wash the care in case we needed. All of these info we learnt from asking but it would help if you told us as a guideline. In general driving in Iceland was a great experience. The car was brand new and running good. Oh also it would help if you can tell us before hand how much fuel the car needed for full tank.
rented a vehicle in April 2018
Submitted 04. Apr 2018
Outstanding!
Very Good
rented a vehicle in April 2018
Submitted 06. Apr 2018
Outstanding!
Great experience. The booking process through Northbound was very easy. Upon arrival into KEF airport, we followed the instructions provided and took the shuttle to the Thrifty rental location and were happily surprised with an upgrade to a Ford Galaxy minivan. This worked out perfectly for us as we had a lot of luggage!

I would recommend Northbound and if I visit Iceland again will certainly use their services.
rented a vehicle in March 2018
Submitted 03. Apr 2018
Outstanding!
Experience was great - easy to compare vehicles online and reserve, and both pickup and return were quick and smooth. Staff was pleasant and helpful - I would definitely choose Northbound again.
rented a vehicle in March 2018
Submitted 30. Mar 2018
Good
We got the car we asked for, and all worked fine with two minor exceptions:
Car lacked engine oil after only 5 hours in use, this should have been checked prior rental by Thrifty. We bought and topped up with oil, and expense refunded by Thrifty when car was returned.
Cleanliness inside the car was poor at pick up, we spent quite some time cleaning from previous user, during the first day of driving.
Apart from this, it was a nice drive because it was a Volvo.
rented a vehicle in March 2018
Submitted 21. Mar 2018
Outstanding!
Excellent. Friendly. Efficient. No Queues.
rented a vehicle in March 2018
Submitted 27. Mar 2018
Excellent
Great car. Loved the huge windshield, easy to see on both sides. It would’ve been helpful if the Thrifty agent spent a few minutes showing me the controls so I didn’t waste time in the parking lot trying to find the parking brake release.
rented a vehicle in March 2018
Submitted 20. Mar 2018
Outstanding!
Amazing experience, I'd highly recommend!
rented a vehicle in March 2018
Submitted 19. Mar 2018
Excellent
We did the ring road trip and the car condition was good.
rented a vehicle in March 2018
Submitted 15. Mar 2018
Excellent
Thrifty treated me well. No problems.
rented a vehicle in March 2018
Submitted 05. Mar 2018
Outstanding!
Very efficient, easy to book on line and most importantly the car we were given was new, clean and lived upto our expectations
rented a vehicle in February 2018
Submitted 06. Mar 2018
Outstanding!
We really enjoyed driving this car. With 2 adults, 4 children, a full sized stroller, luggage and spare bags, we managed to pack it all in! The car was torquey, excellent on fuel, and fun to drive. Would consider purchasing one, we liked it so much.
rented a vehicle in February 2018
Submitted 05. Mar 2018
Outstanding!
Our experience with Thrifty was great. Pickup and dropoff were super smooth and the car was exactly what we needed for our drives in winter in Iceland. Would definitely use Northbound again. Thank you!
rented a vehicle in February 2018
Submitted 17. Feb 2018
Outstanding!
rented a vehicle in February 2018
Submitted 04. Feb 2018
Excellent
rented a vehicle in February 2018
Submitted 18. Feb 2018
Outstanding!
Good customer service and very helpful for providing additional essential information with regards to driving around Iceland. Good quality selection of cars.
rented a vehicle in January 2018
Submitted 26. Jan 2018
Outstanding!
The whole experience was very easy and well managed. No problems with pick up or return and no problems with the car.
rented a vehicle in January 2018
Submitted 02. Jan 2018
Excellent
Very satisfied
rented a vehicle in December 2017
Submitted 29. Dec 2017
Excellent
Fantastic service especially on pick-up. Fast and easy to rent a car on the day that we needed it and reasonably priced. Car itself was sturdy for winter roads and a pleasure to drive. It made a great end to our holiday in beautiful Iceland! Many thanks!
rented a vehicle in December 2017
Submitted 31. Dec 2017
Outstanding!
Great car! Fit my family of six easily and with a little luggage space to spare.
rented a vehicle in December 2017
Submitted 27. Dec 2017
Outstanding!
Booking is easy. Friendly and helpful Thrifty frontdesk staffs. Pick up and return is fast and smooth.
rented a vehicle in December 2017
Submitted 23. Dec 2017
Outstanding!
rented a vehicle in December 2017
Submitted 12. Dec 2017
Outstanding!
Excellent. Smooth checkin and able to use lockbox for after-hours drop off.
rented a vehicle in December 2017
Submitted 14. Dec 2017
Outstanding!
Best
rented a vehicle in December 2017
Submitted 12. Dec 2017
Good
Great staff, friendly and flexible.
The check in , check out process could have been faster though
rented a vehicle in December 2017
Submitted 13. Dec 2017
Good
Thrifty was excellent, easy check-in and check-out. Provided us with maps and essentials needed to make our visit a pleasant experience.
rented a vehicle in December 2017
Submitted 13. Dec 2017
Outstanding!
Car was great, everything ok, besides that company who rented us the car had a windshield crack and they did not write it in the protocol at the beginning. When we were returning the car they wanted us to pay for the damage. Luckily we had a video on our phone right after we left the company where they could see that the crack was already there. Finally, they agreed but we had to argue a bit with them. Tomas
rented a vehicle in December 2017
Submitted 09. Dec 2017
The car itself was fine and the process of collecting was easy. The drop off, on the other hand, was a shambles. We were told on the day of collection that the last shuttle would leave at 16:30, but we had rented the car until 18:00. The collection point is a long way out of town. We were told that we'd have to get a bus or taxi back. Given this hadn't been told to us earlier, we couldn't change our plans. No clear instructions were given about how and where to get a bus. When we dropped off the car at 17:30, the office was closed, so we could have realistically dropped the car off the next morning... We tried to get a bus, but they only accept cash, which we didn't have, nor did the cash point in the nearby petrol station work. So we had he option of walking for an hour and a half in -7 degrees or getting a taxi that cost us over £30 back to the centre, pretty much defeating the point of renting a car in the first place. A simple solution wold have been to let us know about this situation earlier so we could plan for it, or to provide a proper shuttle service. 4.5/5 for collection, 0/5 for drop-off. Would not recommend based on our experience...
rented a vehicle in December 2017
Submitted 06. Dec 2017
Outstanding!
Amazing everything was good from day one until i returned the car.
rented a vehicle in November 2017
Submitted 05. Dec 2017
Outstanding!
Great service car was perfect for the conditions as we arrived in deep snow so the awd and studded tyres were perfect office staff were very helpful indeed
rented a vehicle in November 2017
Submitted 01. Dec 2017
Outstanding!
HI ,

The car was really awesome and good service ,when we exchanged the car for another one, you where very responsive, coming to the trip in iceland, great country with naturnal beauty and nature at its best with beautiful snowy mountains and lakes and beaches and thermal waters,valcanos, i am sure would like to do another trip in summer too , to see the sunny part of it .
rented a vehicle in November 2017
Submitted 27. Nov 2017
Outstanding!
Great service, booking through Northbound was easy and cheap. Thrifty service was very good too
rented a vehicle in November 2017
Submitted 15. Nov 2017
Outstanding!
rented a vehicle in November 2017
Submitted 15. Nov 2017
Outstanding!
Our car rental experience went very smoothly from beginning to end. The car handled the every changing road conditions extremely well. We were able to fit our 6 passengers with all our luggage to and from the airport and it was very comfortable traveling around south Iceland without all the luggage. It cost us under $100 for gas for the 4 days we were there and we did a lot of driving! We did drive in some snow and icy road where there were 4 wheel drive cars off the road but were slow and steady and able to manage without a problem. The return process was under 5 minutes and easy to get the shuttle back to the terminal.
rented a vehicle in November 2017
Submitted 15. Nov 2017
Outstanding!
yes great servies with northbound...
rented a vehicle in November 2017
Submitted 08. Nov 2017
Outstanding!
Very easy and smooth process of renting and returning the vehicle. This is the second time I’ve used them in Iceland!
rented a vehicle in November 2017
Submitted 08. Nov 2017
Outstanding!
Very efficient
rented a vehicle in November 2017
Submitted 09. Nov 2017
Outstanding!
Great! Easy rental process, car was clean, and the rental office was easy to get to.
rented a vehicle in October 2017
Submitted 02. Nov 2017
Outstanding!
I had a great experience renting from Thrifty. The employee I interacted with was extremely helpful, efficient, and also gave tips on driving in Iceland. I ended up with Peugeot vehicle similar in size to the Ford Focus. The vehicle was in great condition upon receipt and even had studded tires installed.
rented a vehicle in October 2017
Submitted 23. Nov 2017
Good
The car was very good and the service was excellent and the CX-3 came up to expectations. We had no trouble with the vehicle although I would say the road noise caused by the studded winter tyres was pretty loud and the windscreen wipers were not very effective, especially the rear wiper, as they only smeared the considerable dirt from driving around the Route 1 ring road which did have unavoidable sections of gravel surprisingly. I think they should have been replaced. The expensive price of fuel was also a surprise. The navigation unit offered was useless as it did not even have hotels in Iceland listed so we swapped that out in exchange for use of the in-car wifi which worked very well mostly and in combination with our own iPad served for navigation instead of the Garman navigation unit.
rented a vehicle in October 2017
Submitted 28. Oct 2017
Outstanding!
Awesome car.
Swift collection of car and detailed explanation by staff. Return of car was a plesant experience too.
Thrifty was definitely a good choice.
rented a vehicle in October 2017
Submitted 21. Oct 2017
Excellent
I had a good experience with Thrifty Car Rental. The staff was helpful and very accommodating, and one employee inspected the car with us to make sure there was no damage beforehand. They made sure we understood everything about the car, the rental process and if we wanted extra insurance (the price includes collision insurance, but not other kinds, like windshield protection and gravel insurance). The office itself is a little ways outside Reykjavik (definitely not within walking distance) but there is a shuttle available. There was a little mix up with my payment, but it was completely sorted out within a few minutes. The drop off process couldn't be easier, you just park the car near the entrance of the office and drop the keys into the slot. All in all, I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking for a car rental travelling from Reykjavik.
rented a vehicle in October 2017
Submitted 21. Oct 2017
Outstanding!
Great customer service, really helpful and informative
rented a vehicle in October 2017
Submitted 17. Oct 2017
Outstanding!
Great. Staff was kind enough to drop us off at the office to pick up our vehicle. I also appreciated thorough explanation on vehicle condition such as prior scratches and dents. The report that was handed to me was very clear and professional. I had an awful experience through a different car rental in Reykjavik so I appreciated your highly professional service.
rented a vehicle in October 2017
Submitted 20. Oct 2017
Outstanding!
There were no issues with our car. Everything worked fine. We got different car, it wasn't Ford Focus, instead we got Citroen, but I guess it was an upgrade, because it had GPS, so we got GPS for free :-)
Wifi worked wery well, it was the best thing we did, because we used it in the car and on all the properties where we stayed. We could take wifi box with us to the properties and the wifi box we had was much better than anything that was offered as 'complimentary wifi' :-)
Overall very happy with the rental.
rented a vehicle in October 2017
Submitted 14. Oct 2017
Good
At our puckup time, nobody was at the Desk at RVK. We needed to wait 30 minutes to get our car.

Return was obly possible without staff present via keybox.

Car was fine as booked.
rented a vehicle in October 2017
Submitted 20. Apr 2018
Outstanding!
Great!
rented a vehicle in October 2017
Submitted 16. Oct 2017
Outstanding!
The Ford Kuga through Thrifty was in excellent condition and perfect for our needs. Great price when including insurance coverages and one-way drop off!
rented a vehicle in October 2017
Submitted 11. Oct 2017
Outstanding!
hi, Rúnar, Thrifty's Volvo xc90, which you borrowed through your company, was in good condition and the staff was friendly. If you visit Iceland next time, I will use your company again. Thank you. Rúnar
rented a vehicle in September 2017
Submitted 05. Oct 2017
Outstanding!
excellent.
rented a vehicle in September 2017