2016 Mazda CX-3 AWD (or similar)

or similar You will never be downgraded to a lesser model. If for some reason the vehicle is not available you will be upgraded. Automatic transmission vehicles will never be substituted with Manual transmission vehicles.
  • Manual
  • 4x4 Jeep
  • 5 peopleThis vehicle seats 5 people at the most
  • 2 Bags This vehicle has room for 2 large Bags at the most
Vehicle Features
AUX Port
Bluetooth
Heated Seating
Radio
USB Connection
Vehicle Description

Mazda CX-3 AWD Manual (or similar)
Transmission: Manual
Drive: AWD
Seats: 5
Bags: 2
Doors: 5


Low fuel consumption. High ground clearance for most gravel roads and some F-roads. High seating position for good visibility.

*Not permitted on F-roads numbered F-88, F-894 (Askja), F-249 (Þórsmörk) and F-578. Please read our terms and conditions for more information.

Review from a customer

Everything went well with our reservation. Our exact car was ready when we needed it and the staff was friendly and helpful.

  •  Nathan  •  23. Jan 2017   •   Rented a Mazda CX-3 AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in January 2017

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Extras

€4 / dayMin: €4
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Child Booster seat.
€5 / dayMin: €5
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Extra driver (21 +)
€7 / dayMin: €7
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Child Seat.
€9 / dayMin: €9
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In-Car Wifi with Unlimited data SIMCARD included.
€10 / dayMin: €10
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Garmin GPS Navigation system. 250 EUR Deductible.
€10 / dayMin: €10
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Young Extra Driver (19-20 years old) Not permitted to rent AWD, 4x4, vans or 7-9 seater vehicles.
€15 / dayMin: €15
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Wifi dongle with unlimited data SIMCARD. You can connect anywhere and 10 devices simultaneously.

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Everything went well with our reservation. Our exact car was ready when we needed it and the staff was friendly and helpful.

Nathan  •  23. Jan 2017 Rented a Mazda CX-3 AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in January 2017

Erik  •  03. Feb 2017 Rented a Mazda CX-3 AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in January 2017

It was great! We were in and out (both picking up and dropping off) in no time. I was actually surprised how smooth everything went. Thanks!!

Shawn  •  06. Feb 2017 Rented a Mazda CX-3 AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in January 2017

Everything went well with the car. We did not have any issues with the car. The studded tires made the car awesome on the roads. Good experience rent a car through northbound. Would rent again.

Michael  •  11. Apr 2017 Rented a Mazda CX-3 AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in April 2017

Great car! Got me through the mountains, over the highlands, and back to the city in gale force winds. Hello Iceland! No muss, no fuss at the rental counter. Also, instead of waiting for the yellow bus to take you to the car rental place, you can walk across the parking lot in about 5 minutes to the car rental places that are not inside the terminal, they're all in a row.

Stella  •  20. Apr 2017 Rented a Mazda CX-3 AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in April 2017

Smooth experience - I originally hired the mazda CX-3 but they brought round a Ford KUGA which was awesome. I highlighted all existing scratches and dents on the car and they had them all noted down when i came to return the car. As such, there were no disagreements and we left very satisfied and happy with the service.

Nikhil  •  24. Apr 2017 Rented a Mazda CX-3 AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in April 2017

Very fast car delivery no problem at all

Nelson  •  24. Apr 2017 Rented a Mazda CX-3 AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in April 2017

I had a good experience. The car was exactly as expected and served well for my Ring Road journey, with lots of side trips that required the help of the 4x4.

Cassandra  •  09. May 2017 Rented a Mazda CX-3 AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in April 2017

Emiel  •  07. May 2017 Rented a Mazda CX-3 AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in April 2017

Over all very good

Martin  •  11. May 2017 Rented a Mazda CX-3 AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in April 2017

Hi, Runar,

It was a perfect brand new car and we liked it. But how can you imagine renting a AWD without a spare wheel ? Just because it cost less to buy and anyway the flat are not include in the assurance. And if you call the assistance they don't really know what to do!
King regards. Sylvie

Sylvie  •  16. Aug 2017 Rented a Mazda CX-3 AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in July 2017

Brilliant!
total waiting time = 5 minutes, almost new car and the exact car we've ordered, helpful and charming staff

Andreas  •  12. Aug 2017 Rented a Citroen Berlingo (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in July 2017

We had a very good experience with Thrifty and renting a car from them via Northbound. Picking up the car and returning it took very little time. The car was in great shape, yet at the same time, Thrifty had meticulously detailed any minor scratches so there was no issue upon return that we had caused any damage. After examining several rental car websites for Iceland that frankly were very confusing and the subject of some negative reviews, I would highly recommend using the Northbound site. It was easy to understand, easy to compare prices, and it seemed like they had taken the time to make sure they only had quality, reliable cars on their search results. After booking the car, I received a very friendly, personalized note from Northbound letting me know that they were there to answer any questions. We never had any, but it was reassuring to get a note from Northbound when renting a car in a country that we had never visited before.

Patrick  •  09. Aug 2017 Rented a Ford Focus (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in August 2017

Our experience with Thrifty Car Rental at Keflavik was faultless! Staff were quick, efficient, friendly and courteous, and the car, a Peugeot 308 estate was excellent. It was economical, smooth and comfortable. Thanks.

Martin  •  08. Aug 2017 Rented a Ford Focus Station (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in July 2017

It was ok, they were kind and helpfull.

Gábor  •  02. Aug 2017 Rented a Ford Focus (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in July 2017

Csaba  •  24. Jul 2017 Rented a Ford Kuga AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in July 2017

They gave me a Peugeot 208, which for me was a better option. The car felt good, I drove more than 2000 km over both tarmac and gravel roads. I had no problems with the car.

Teodor  •  23. Jul 2017 Rented a Ford Ka (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in July 2017

Our Troop of 27 people rented (3) 9 passenger vans from Thrifty via Northbound.
Thrifty was great and the vans were as expected. The true hero in our story is Rúnar of Northbound.
I was tasked with the effort of pricing this out, to see if it made sense for our troop to pursue. During my search on the internet of various rental companies, Northbound kept coming up with the best prices.
The Customer Service while making this decision was top notch and you’d expect it to drop off once the vehicles were booked, but that’s not the case with Northbound.
Rúnar and I had a 3 month, long distance e-mail relationship in which he answered every question, dispensed advice, (do check out his pamphlet “Iceland 101”) and remembered our need for cargo space, which in the ninth hour was able to switch our reservation to a different set of vans that provided that space, offered a discount, and came with a higher tier of insurance.
Even after I messed up and forgot that when we arrived in Iceland a new day would have had begun and I booked the vans for the date we departed, he was on top of refunding a day’s rental.
When my family of 4 decides to return to Iceland, Northbound and Rúnar will be our first contact.
Be well,
Cheers
Nicholas Leary
BSA - Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 610 Pelham, NH USA

Jennifer  •  22. Jul 2017 Rented a Ford Tourneo 9 seat Minibus (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in July 2017

Siril  •  15. Jul 2017 Rented a Ford Mondeo (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in June 2017

Everything was good - had heard many scary reviews of Iceland but had no problem with Thrifty or Northbound who answered my questions quickly and to my satisfaction.

Sean  •  10. Jul 2017 Rented a Mazda CX-3 AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in June 2017

We had a great experience with our rental! We had no problems, and were able to purchase all the insurances, so we had no hassle. Easy pick up and easy return. Highly recommend Northbound for your rental needs.

Jaime  •  06. Jul 2017 Rented a Ford Fiesta (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in June 2017

Good experience, well staffed for an early morning arrival. Easy to get going right away and very easy return. Car worked great the entire time.

Anna  •  12. Jun 2017 Rented a Ford Fiesta (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in June 2017

Northbound made it easy to review different car options – Thrifty's ended up being the cheapest, once I added the insurance I wanted (would recommend, as many main highways in Iceland had some gravel). The experience with Thrifty was smooth, and I had no issues.

Gabrielle  •  09. Jun 2017 Rented a Ford Fiesta (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in May 2017

It was good. We got a Mazda Cx-5. There was a problem about cigar lighter. We drove to Thrifty office in town (not the one we pickup the car), they changed a new car to us right away.

Wen-Chen  •  06. Jun 2017 Rented a Ford Kuga AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in May 2017

We had a good experience with Thrifty (via Northbound). We took a quick shuttle from KEF to Thrifty and within minutes we were on our way. Clean, capable car. No issues. I would use your services again!

Jane  •  31. May 2017 Rented a Ford Mondeo Station (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in May 2017

Loved the car. Nice and spacious for all of our needs. Northbound was great to work with -- best prices and extremely good customer service. Answered emails quickly and upgraded the Wi-Fi to our car easily and with no hassle. Thrifty was good to work with, although was disappointed I paid extra for the better insurance only to find that when their tire blew on me, I was responsible for paying out of pocket for a new tire. $300. A bit of a rip off but apparently no one covers flat tires since they happen so often in Iceland. Overall, I would use Northbound again to book my car and Thrifty if it was the best price as it was this time.

Camille  •  29. May 2017 Rented a Citroen Berlingo (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in May 2017

Overall a very easy and smooth process with the car and the companies (Thrifty & Northbound). We enjoyed the freedom of having our own car for traveling around Iceland (with very good fuel consumption). No hassle at all with anything when picking up the car and dropping it off. The staff were friendly and helpful with our questions.

Would definitely recommend to family and friends!

Kevyn  •  26. May 2017 Rented a Citroen Berlingo (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in May 2017

Fast and reliable. Please better clarify in welcome instructions for future customers where to rental car shuttle at the KEV airport picks people up, or at least a map would help.

Jack  •  24. May 2017 Rented a Ford Kuga AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in May 2017

It was a smooth and great experience. The car was clean and ready for us when we arrived.

Kevin  •  23. May 2017 Rented a Citroen C4 Grand Picasso (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in May 2017

Pick up and drop off of car was quick and easy. Thought price through Northbound was good value (for Iceland)

Peter  •  19. May 2017 Rented a Ford Fiesta (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in May 2017

We enjoyed using the Berlingo. It performed well and held the luggage of four adults. Drove about 1100 KM in a week. We will certainly recommend you to friends.

Robert  •  16. May 2017 Rented a Citroen Berlingo (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in May 2017

I emailed Thrifty to specifically request a Volvo XC90 for our journey, and I got the exact model. Our car was brand-new, having accumulated only 120 km before we rented. Everything works perfectly well. Fuel economy was good conpared to its size. Thrifty Iceland agents were effective enough.

Amarase  •  14. May 2017 Rented a Volvo XC90 AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in May 2017

Ford Focus was a great car and good for driving on the main route( golden circle)

Andrina  •  11. May 2017 Rented a Ford Focus (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in May 2017

Great

Jan  •  03. May 2017 Rented a Citroen C4 Grand Picasso (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in April 2017

good service, vehicle was fine but winter tires had practically no studs left,however we had a good experience.

Sigmar  •  01. May 2017 Rented a Ford Tourneo 9 seat Minibus (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in April 2017

I rented a Volvo XC60 D4 AWD from Thrifty through Northbound. I found the whole process really clear and easy. The prices from Northbound were the best I could find from a car rental company based at the airport. The booking process was very easy and collection was too. There were lots of Thrifty staff at the rental desk at the time of collection so there was no need to wait, I also got a refund for a GPS system I added on when I found that the car I rented had GPS built in as standard. All additional insurances were explained to us at the time of collection with no pressure to buy. We chose not to add on any additional insurances at the time of booking.

The car was brand new with 5000km on the clock when I collected it, it was very clean and came with a high spec. (GPS, Lane assist, Radar guided cruise control etc.) I did around 1200km in 6 days in the car and it was great, really great to drive, comfortable and stable through a few storms while driving.

I would definitely use Thrifty and Northbound again when in Iceland. As I said, being able to pick the car up directly from the airport was great as many other Icelandic rental services are outside of the airport, the prices from Northbound were the best I could find and the car was excellent. Highly recommended!

Daniel  •  28. Apr 2017 Rented a Volvo XC60 AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in April 2017

Had a nice upgrade on the car, nothing to report, all went well. Quick checkin and checkout (quick checkout at 5AM). Thank you

Miguel  •  24. Apr 2017 Rented a Ford Mondeo (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in April 2017

Very smooth, good company to do business with.

Fernando  •  22. Apr 2017 Rented a Ford Mondeo Station (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in April 2017

We were very happy with our Ford Galaxy 7 seat Minivan. It was new, clean and very easy to drive. The gps worked well. It was very tight driving to our airbnb and then back to the airport because we had to put the third seat down in order to accommodate our six pieces of luggage. However, once the luggage was out, it was very comfortable. Thrifty was nice to deal with and the pickup and return went quickly and smoothly. I would use Thrifty again!

Patricia  •  21. Apr 2017 Rented a Ford Galaxy 7 seat Minivan (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in April 2017

Staff were efficient and our rental car did not let us down. It had only done a few thousand km and it was clean inside and outside when we received it. Returning the car was a smooth process also.

Racheal  •  19. Apr 2017 Rented a Ford Focus (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in April 2017

The staffs were helpful and help us to swap the car when we had an issue.

Siti Fariha Binti  •  15. Apr 2017 Rented a Ford Focus (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in April 2017

Overall, the experience was great! People were friendly and efficient. Car was fun to drive since I drive a mini-van at home.

Annette  •  12. Apr 2017 Rented a Ford Fiesta (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in April 2017

Perfect

Linas  •  05. Apr 2017 Rented a Ford Mondeo (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in March 2017

Northbound did an excellent job with providing our group 2 cars for our Icelandic adventure. We had 2 Ford Galaxies which realistically with luggage can hold 5-6 people comfortably. Picking the car up was very easy and there was staff there at 430 in the AM!! You can take a yellow bus which is out in the main parking lot (there are glass canopies to follow out or you can do a 3 min walk) NOTE, even though my debit card is also a credit card they will not accept it if it says "debit" on the actual card. Also, one thing you might want to consider is getting the windshield insurance, especially if you are driving for any great distance. We ended up driving over 1000km and I know our windshield took some pretty heavy hits. Also note that Icelandic roads are excellent but, with that being said, weather conditions can vary wildly (we experienced rain, sleet, snow, white out conditions, wind so hard it blew over a truck, and black ice) and there is often little to no shoulder on the side of the road. Please have your most experienced drives do the driving! Iceland is an amazing country. The people are welcoming and helpful. Utilize the local supermarkets as food prices in restaurants can be a bit spendy. Also note that the best deal on booze is at the duty free shop in the airport. Its where all the flight crews buy their alcohol. Prices outside the airport can be 70% MORE!!! Enjoy your trip!!

Grant  •  04. Apr 2017 Rented a Ford Galaxy 7 seat Minivan (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in March 2017

Very friendly staff, rental and return simple.

Martin  •  31. Mar 2017 Rented a Ford Edge AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in March 2017

The car was clean, in perfect condition, and was great on fuel. The customer service we received from Thrifty Car Rental when picking up the car was vey accommodating. They even had a shuttle come and pick us up from our hotel and take us to Thrifty Car Rental so we didn't have to worry about a taxi. We ended up getting the GPS service and the MiFi to have internet access in the car. We ended up not using the GPS and just used the Maps feature on our cell phones connected to the MiFi. Overall, they were great and we would recommend them.

Joshua  •  30. Mar 2017 Rented a Ford Kuga AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in March 2017

Jai  •  28. Mar 2017 Rented a Citroen Berlingo (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in March 2017

They are very professional and the car was comfortable and reliable. We had no issues or problems during our journey.

Keat Yung  •  28. Mar 2017 Rented a Ford Focus Station (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in March 2017

Good and smooth process.Thank you.

Mehmet Fatih  •  26. Mar 2017 Rented a Ford Kuga AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in February 2017

Nicolas  •  24. Mar 2017 Rented a Ford Ka (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in March 2017

We had a great experience with Northbound company, nice, new and safe car, great and friendly service, easy to book and free transport-pick up from and to Downtown is a great plus! We'll use this company again! Thanks!

Snjezana  •  23. Mar 2017 Rented a Ford Fiesta (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in March 2017

We ended up getting a Peugeot 208 and loved it! The people at Thrifty were super friendly when we picked it up, and same when we dropped it off! The Mifi they gave us worked amazingly. Would definitely rent from them again!

Molly  •  16. Mar 2017 Rented a Ford Fiesta (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in March 2017

It was so easy to book online,the car Berlingo was a super car for our family of five,so much room in the boot, from the airport terminal shuttle bus to car rental, and staff were very helpful,I have no doubt that I will definitely use this company again

Graham  •  13. Mar 2017 Rented a Citroen Berlingo (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in February 2017

Góð þjónusta allt eins og það átti að vera.

Var að vísu boðin auka trygging up á 15eur pr dag sem mér finnst heldur há.
kannski miskilningur af minni hálfu. vissi ekki að tryggingar af einum bíl væri komnar upp yfir 600,000 isl. á ári.

Sigurdur  •  13. Mar 2017 Rented a Ford Focus (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in February 2017

It was very good, I enjoyed the car and the service.

Roberto  •  10. Mar 2017 Rented a Ford Kuga AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in February 2017

We've rented a Volvo XC60 which we also got as they are the nationwide dealer for Volvo. :-)
I got to say that everything went very smooth at the rental station. Runar was very friendly and helpful. For my next trip to Iceland I would defiantly go through Northbound again. Not only because of great pricing but also because of support and people that you can trust. Thanks guys! You are great! Roman (Switzerland)

Roman  •  10. Mar 2017 Rented a Volvo XC60 AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in February 2017

We used Northbound to book a car with Thrifty car rental as they quoted the best price. We were booking the car for a week in Iceland. Since our hotel was very close to Reykjavik airport and we already had booked our two way flybus service, we chose Reykjavik airport as the pickup and drop off location. Cancelling flybus service is a pain, so if you are going to be renting a car (which is a good option), please dont book flybus sevice.
Anyways, from the start Thrifty car rental was bad. We had to sit and wait at Reykjavik airport for 30 mins before someone came and gave us the car. We had a flat tire on the 4th day and when we called Thrifty, their service was horrible. They just left us in the middle of nowhere and said we were on our own or pay approx $100 for someone to come and change the tire. We just changed the tire on our own and fixed the flat tire for $40 in a show nearby.
Finally during the return, as per our rental agreement, we went to Reykjavik airport and there was no one at Thrifty counter. We called them, they asked us to leave the car there and leave the keys in the dropbox. We did as advised. Sadly there is no pickup and dropoff option. We walked back 2 mile to our hotel. Took the flybus and returned back home.

Story does not end there. After 2 weeks, I see an additional unknown charge on my credit card. I contacted Thrifty and got no reply. This is where Runar Thor from Northbound comes. He jumped in on top of this issue. He was very quick in replying to my emails, contacting thrifty. Finally after his persistence thrifty paid me back the money they had taken from my card. The reason thrifty gave was, we returned the car at Reykjavik airport and they "THOUGHT" it was a different location from where we picked up the car.

If not for Runar and his amazing customer service I would have $50 more in my Iceland trip. More than the expense, the feeling of being robbed by Thrifty would have stuck to our wonderful Iceland trip.

Use this review to decide on your own whether to go with Thrifty for car rental or not. However I would highly recommend everyone to go with Runar Thor's Northbound services. You wont go wrong and will have an excellent service.

Amardeep  •  05. Mar 2017 Rented a Ford Focus (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in November 2016

The Check-in Check-out was a breeze. Car was in great shape & very close to the airport. Highly recommend them.

Vishal  •  03. Mar 2017 Rented a Mazda CX-3 AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in February 2017

Hired a 4x4 from Thrifty for 3days picked up car and was made welcome and everything explained well, our plans changed mid holiday so hired the car for another 3 days everyone was very accommodating and when we gave the car back we were given a lift back to our hotel.
I would throughly recommend Thrifty to friends and family.

Amanda  •  03. Mar 2017 Rented a Mazda CX-3 AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in February 2017

The service was great, arranged a car for the morning that we decided to hire a car and collected us from our apartment. The car was much better than a Ford KA. The staff were very helpful. We decided on the last day to extend the hire and drop off at the airport and we were only charged the extra £25 drop off fee, cheaper than the bus transfer.

Clive  •  24. Feb 2017 Rented a Ford Ka (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in February 2017

Had absolutely no issues getting to the location (except that Thrifty doesn't open nearly as early as google says they do) and it was great to have the flexibility of returning the car at Keflavik Intl. The Ford Fiesta was impeccably clean and reliable and by the end of the trip, it had grown considerably on me. But that may just been the vacation goggles.

Ellie  •  22. Feb 2017 Rented a Ford Fiesta (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in February 2017

It was great! The thrifty staff were very accommodating! Would recommend to others.

Vy  •  21. Feb 2017 Rented a Citroen Berlingo (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in February 2017

We traveled to Iceland mid-January 2017, and rented a Peugeot station wagon with Thrifty. The service was excellent upon pick-up; they were quick and thorough, and the rental office has a hot beverage machine. They also provided informational brochures, as well as a gas discount card, which was helpful. Everything about the rental itself was very comprehensive in terms of insurance and additional costs, and the whole experience went smoothly. Returning the car was just as easy as picking it up. We would definitely recommend exploring car rental options through Northbound to friends and family traveling to Iceland, and would use this platform ourselves for our next trip back.

Justin  •  07. Feb 2017 Rented a Ford Focus Station (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in January 2017

We got a Ford Kuga, which was a small upgrade according to them since they did not have the Mazda available. We were very satisfied! The service to pick up the car was cordial and efficient; in fact the only bad part was waiting for the shuttle to arrive to take us from the airport (which had nothing to do with Thrifty). The car itself was a dream, honestly. I loved driving it and had no trouble, even when it came to "off-road" conditions. It came with studded winter tires, an ice pick and brush (which came in handy when we woke up to snow one day), and was very spacious for the three of us with our large suitcases and backpacks. Beware that gas in Iceland is incredibly expensive! Our car ran on diesel and took around $70 to fill up. Anyway, overall we really enjoyed our rental and it was a great deal for the price.

Shaindi  •  22. Jan 2017 Rented a Mazda CX-3 AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in January 2017

Awesome! We caught the shuttle from the airport; you have to walk outside and down the bus stop to catch the bus. Super quick check in, we rented insurance the recommended once we got there but had no issues adding that in. Check out was quick and easy, and we walked to the airport afterwards. We rented the WiFi and I highly recommend it. It was strong WiFi, and we could take it with us anywhere we went - even in the hotel room at night. Thanks again!

Abigail  •  21. Jan 2017 Rented a Mazda CX-3 AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in January 2017

Everything was as expected. We were delayed due to the weather so we had to return a bit late but Thrifty was nice enough to give us a slight extension. Thank you!

Sung  •  10. Jan 2017 Rented a Volvo XC90 AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in December 2016

Car was clean and ready to go when we arrived.

Greg  •  18. Nov 2016 Rented a Ford Tourneo 9 seat Minibus (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in November 2016

The car was ready when we got there and really was great. I would say that it is difficult to understand the relationship between Northbound and Thrifty and I am not sure I was receiving the same coverage that I thought I was. It is very unusual not to receive any type of documentation after you returned the car. I think the representatives could mention the walking option to/from the rental car site to the airport. There were a lot of people waiting for a shuttle and we discussed should we walk for a while. We ended up walking and via the parking lot it was a much better option then waiting. You should let customers know it is an option. Overall great experience and we really enjoyed our trip to Iceland.

Matthew  •  08. Nov 2016 Rented a Ford Kuga AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in October 2016

We were happy with the service and car. We got the Ford edge (although we booked 2014 Volvo XC60 AWD). The car was in the good condition. Our experience with Thrifty Car Rental was fine.

Patchareeya  •  01. Nov 2016 Rented a Volvo XC60 AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in September 2016

Very quick and easy. Thorough check of the vehicle before and after the rental. The car itself was very nice. Spaceous and comfortable. Overall a very pleasant experience.

Martin  •  07. Oct 2016 Rented a Citroen Berlingo (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in September 2016

Our experience was excellent! The reservation process was easy, Runar or others at Northbound were readily accessible when we had questions, and our car was waiting for us at Thrifty - all at a great price. So glad we found Northbound!

Lorri  •  20. Sep 2016 Rented a Citroen Berlingo (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in September 2016

Car was quite new, very comfortable and super clean.
Rental process quick and friendly, to recommend.

Brigitte  •  19. Sep 2016 Rented a Ford Kuga AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in August 2016

In general, the experience was good. In only problem, we have to call to Thrifty Car Rental Iceland because they forgot to pickup us in the mcrent office in keflavik. Ten minutes later, we called to thrifty and they arrived to pickup us ten minutes later. The car was great (mazda CX5), and the rest was great. thank you very much.

Emilio  •  09. Sep 2016 Rented a Ford Mondeo (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in August 2016

Everything was ok.
The employers were very kind.
The car was clean and had all the necessary for our trip around Iceland.

Mireia  •  24. Aug 2016 Rented a Ford Fiesta (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in June 2016

Good. Got free shuttle service to and from the car rental.

Chad  •  27. Jul 2017 Rented a Ford Fiesta (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in July 2017

Really enjoyable car to drive across Iceland.

Umair  •  09. Jun 2017 Rented a Citroen C4 Grand Picasso (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in May 2017

The car and service was very good. However, the initial reception was very unfriendly and the person who processed our papers at the beginning was not helpful at all.

Kyle  •  24. Apr 2017 Rented a Ford Tourneo 9 seat Minibus (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in April 2017

James  •  06. Apr 2017 Rented a Volvo XC70 Station AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in March 2017

Very nice car in Iceland. The staffs are quite straightforward and provide support for questions

Wai Lon  •  14. Oct 2016 Rented a Volvo XC70 Station AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in September 2016

General experience with the Thrifty Car Rental is overall pretty good. We had only problem at the beginning of our journey as I didn't know that the car could be payed only via credit card. Very luckily, my two companions had credit cards with 75% of the needed amount of money. The guy at the desk was very helpful as he divided the payment to separate checks so that we could pay 75% of the price using two credit cards and for the rest I was allowed with paying by my debit card.
Regarding the car, it was rather new and suitable for 3 persons and lot of luggage. The only downside was that the provided Ford Focus didn't have an automatic cruise control (tempomat) which should be recommended for the Ring road (as there is mostly limit of 90 km/h). Other than that, we are happy that we were provided with the 2015 (fairly new) Ford Focus and we were satisfied with the help of the guy at the desk.
If the rating 5 means the best and 1 the worst, I'll rate the service with the 4.

Arne  •  25. Jul 2017 Rented a Ford Focus (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in July 2017

Andrej  •  25. Jul 2017 Rented a Mazda CX-3 AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in July 2017

The vehicle offerred lots of space and was very comfortable. We did lots of driving as there was so much to see!! .Your employees were very helpful.

Kathy  •  15. Jul 2017 Rented a Ford Focus Station (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in June 2017

The pickup and return service was very good, easy and fast.
The only recommedation which I have is to get the car with a full tank and return it also with a full tank. This will make the life of your company and customer alot easier as they do not have to play during refueling the tank e.g. to 5/8 or so.

Hendrik  •  12. Jul 2017 Rented a Volvo XC70 Station AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in June 2017

There's a good 5 reasons why i chose Northbound for my car rental , i just picked one out of the list because i could not select more ! A big thank you to Runar for his attention to my needs !
I chose a car from Thrifty , the staff were a friendly bunch , of note their flexibility in helping me find the best car for the job , i also appreciated the agency's choice of insurance options which in my opinion is the best on the Icelandic car rental market . I can forgive the staff for the extra time i spent at check-in , a crowd gathered in the office , a busy day i reckon ! My wife and i had a great time on the road thanks to their low mileage Ford Fiesta 2017 , the only glitch is the tire pressure lamp stayed on in the dashboard all the time... i followed the clerk's instructions not to bother with it and just check the tires as i would normally do with my own car ...fortunately did not have to inflate a tire in the whole trip . If the price is right i will certainly rent through the excellent Northbound a Thrifty car next time Iceland calls us , i have this feeling that our next Icelandic journey is not that far away ! All the best ,
Carol Dorion
Canada

Carol  •  18. Jun 2017 Rented a Ford Fiesta (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in June 2017

the car was good in condition and great, i satisfied with the service of northbound and thrify car rental.

but if mountain tie could be used instead of the highway one may be better for my usage, as some road condition and raining weather.

Wai Lun  •  14. Jun 2017 Rented a Mazda CX-3 AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in May 2017

Using Northbound.is was definetively helpful as I could compare easily different rental companies. Also they were kind and supportive when I had to change the booking twice. Would repeat again. I booked a small car from Thrifty, everything was fine and the experience overall was good. The 4/5 rating is because the car I was given was not particularly good or comfortable, and it was lacking the boot tray.

Miguel  •  05. Jun 2017 Rented a Ford Ka (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in May 2017

The rentals was both very good. We rented two Volvo XC90s. Although we only got one. We was also given a Ford Expedition which was a little thirsty compared to the diesel Volvos but overall the service was very good.

Daniel  •  23. May 2017 Rented a Volvo XC90 AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in May 2017

We wound up receiving a Ford Expedition instead of the Volvo. It was a great, safe truck but I would've liked another choice or at least a little heads up considering the fuel efficiency of the Expedition is a lot different than a Volvo. However, the car was easy to book. Shuttle service to bring us to the car rental facility was on time and efficient. Once we got to the facility the service was quick and the staff very helpful. I had a few wuariotns for he staff prior to booking and they responded quickly via email in English. They made it very easy letting us leave the car at the hotel once we were done (for additional price), but I never received confirmation that they came to pick up the car, in fact, it was still there the next day and I still haven't received confirmation even after emailing the staff. But overall good experience and I would recommend Northbound/Thrifty Car service again.

Jennifer  •  18. Mar 2017 Rented a Volvo XC90 AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in March 2017

The Mazda CX-5 was clean, comfortable and pleasant to drive. Although the small mirrors, windows and tinted windows made it difficult to see rearward.

Damon  •  07. Mar 2017 Rented a Ford Kuga AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in February 2017

Noah  •  06. Mar 2017 Rented a Ford Focus (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in February 2017

Overall very good, no real problems. The hand over time I'd requested was 8am at the hotel but we didn't get collected until 8.30 to go to their main depot so it was actually 9.30 -9.45 before we left their premises but the staff were very pleasant and efficient.

Alan  •  17. Feb 2017 Rented a Ford Kuga AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in February 2017

Renting a car was super easy. The clerks were not pushy with 'add on' sales or insurances, which is a huge plus. Picking up and dropping off is a cinch.

I was going to do a lot of winter driving so I opted for a 4x4 and chose a Mazda CX-3 because I knew it got upwards of 32MPG. Unfortunately, they didn't' have my reserved vehicle (which happens a lot as I understand it) and I was given a Ford Edge, that even with its eco boost, still only got around 23MPGs or so during my trip. With gas prices being OUTRAGEOUS in Iceland this ended up adding about $40-$50 dollars to my trip.

I think next time I will demand that I get the car I paid for by calling and emailing in advance multiple times.

Other than the car swap issue I would 100% recommend and very likely will do business with again on my next trip.

Micah  •  03. Feb 2017 Rented a Mazda CX-3 AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in January 2017

The car was great, but it wasn't the car that we wanted to rent originally. I had reserved the Mazda CX-3 AWD, but when we arrived we were given a Ford SUV instead. The vehicle was fine anyway and was good to drive. The prices of the cars in Iceland are pretty expensive. I rent often in the US with rates that are far lower. When we returned the car early in the morning the staff was nice and invited us to wait for the bus to the terminal inside. Only problem is that you have to be outside to catch the bus and the bus drove right by without picking us up, so we had to walk to the terminal.

Tim  •  29. Dec 2016 Rented a Mazda CX-3 AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in December 2016

We thought we had selected a car rental that included adequate insurance cover, but were told by Thrifty that we only had basic cover and had to pay extra for more comprehensive insurance - that was a disappointment

Alan  •  21. Nov 2016 Rented a Ford Fiesta (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in November 2016

Stig  •  07. Oct 2016 Rented a Ford Focus Station (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in September 2016

We had a pretty good experience with Northbound. The car ran well and we enjoyed driving the vehicle. Staff was courteous and professional. There was a slight mix up with the reservation address so we were delayed being picked up, but Northbound was responsive and quickly fixed the issue. We felt the prices were fair. I would recommend this agency to a friend and would book with them in the future.

Jacob  •  23. Sep 2016 Rented a Ford Focus (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in September 2016

Thrifty car rental was alright. Nothing fabulous or too bad. They didn't force us to add extra insurance but they didn't offer advice either. They have free coffee and free discount card for OB and olis. Make sure you grab them before leaving Thrifty.

Sze Ki  •  11. Jun 2017 Rented a Ford Fiesta (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in May 2017

Petit  •  03. Oct 2016 Rented a Ford Fiesta (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in September 2016

Overall we were pleased with the booking experience through northbound, we found the website easy to use and a great selection of hire vehicles.

Unfortunately we were left disappointed when we arrived at the rental office, after finding the 2016 XC90 had been subbed for a much older Ford Expedition which neither myself or my husband felt was a satisfactory replacement. When my husband raised it with the sales person we were told quite abruptly that we were being given the Ford as there were no Volvos.

The condition of the car inside was quite unsatisfactory, and our first task was to clean out the rubbish left by previous drivers.

Based on our experience we would not deal with Thrifty again.

Michael  •  27. Feb 2017 Rented a Volvo XC90 AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in February 2017
Thrifty Car Rental Replied: Dear Michael, I am sorry to hear that you were unsatisfied. I will look into your rental and contact our Fleet Supervisor. Thank you.

Mengjung  •  27. Sep 2016 Rented a Ford Fiesta (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in September 2016

Car was nice and booking process was easy. We had issues with the pickup and return of the car, therefore the low rating. They came late to pick up, couldn't accommodate all of us (despite previous alignment via eMail) and there drop-off instructions were not complete (closing time not mentioned).

Mihaela  •  22. Mar 2017 Rented a Mazda CX-3 AWD (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in March 2017

Bill  •  23. Jul 2017 Rented a Citroen C4 Grand Picasso (or similar) from Thrifty Car Rental in July 2017
Very easy

Doriano  •  13. Jul 2014
Nothing! It all went very well.

David  •  11. Jul 2014
Excellent

John  •  02. Jan 2015
No complaints

Alex  •  10. Apr 2015
Efficient

John  •  17. Jun 2015
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Mohammad  •  22. Jun 2015
Very professional

Pana  •  09. Aug 2015
:)

Janice  •  09. Oct 2015
Can't fault anything

Karl  •  06. Jan 2016
Tres bien

Michel  •  07. Sep 2015
As it should be!

Paul  •  17. Nov 2015
Great staff

Sophie  •  16. Dec 2015

Important Information

Mileage / Kilometres Unlimited kilometres
How can I pay on Northbound?

This supplier offers 100% and 15% payment on Northbound.

If you pay 15% when you book online you'll need to pay the remaining 85% when you arrive to pickup your vehicle. You can see the payment methods this supplier accepts below.

You will not pay anything extra once you arrive, no hidden fees/taxes or booking fees on arrival.

Northbound accepts payment with the following credit cards:

Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB, Union Pay

Some debit cards are also accepted if they have embossed numbers like credit cards.
How can I pay when I pickup the car?

100% Payment

If you pay the total amount when you book online with us you don't need to pay anything when you pickup the vehicle.

15% Payment

If you pay the minimum 15% deposit online you can pay the remaining 85% when you arrive to pickup the vehicle.

The following payment methods are accepted at this car rental:

Pre-paid Credit Cards
Pre-paid Credit Cards are not accepted

Credit Cards

Visa, MasterCard, Union Pay, JCB, Diners Club, Discover, American Express

Debit Cards

Debit cards are not accepted.

Cash

Cash is not accepted.

Excess / Security Deposit

The main driver must be in possession of a credit card in their own name when picking up the car. The Card must have enough available funds to cover the excess / deposit amount.

The overwhelming majority of rentals on Northbound, the usual procedure consists of imprinting your credit card and keeping it on file for the duration of your rental.

No amount is withheld from your credit card in those cases.

Please note that pre-paid credit cards are not accepted as a credit card for security deposits

Age Requirements Minimum age limit for this car is 21.
The car hire company’s age-related charges and restrictions will apply to all additional drivers.
Drivers License If your driving license is printed with non-Roman letters such as Chinese, Japanese, Russian etc. you will need an International Driving License.
Cross-border Customers whose travel plans include driving outside the country of rental (or crossing borders or travelling to different islands within the same country) must advise us before they pick the car up. Restrictions may apply for certain countries which may require the customer to pay additional fees.
Please note that cross-border travel is not allowed with this car hire company.