Nestled in the heart of Iceland’s stunning landscapes lies Hvammstangi, a charming small town that is often overlooked by travelers. As your trusted partner in exploring Iceland, Hertz is here to guide you through the enchanting streets and scenic wonders of Hvammstangi. In this Iceland travel blog, we’ll uncover the best of Hvammstangi, ensuring your journey is both unforgettable and comfortable.

Why Visit Hvammstangi?

Hvammstangi, located in the northwest of Iceland a slight detour from the Ring Road, is a gateway to some of the country’s most spectacular natural wonders. It’s the perfect spot for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of popular tourist destinations and dive into the authentic Icelandic experience. With its unique attractions, friendly locals, and serene environment, Hvammstangi offers a peaceful retreat for all types of travelers.

a view from outside of the Hvammstangi town

Discover Hvammstangi with Hertz

Renting a car from Hertz in Hvammstangi is the first step to a great adventure. Our fleet includes a range of vehicles to suit your needs, whether you’re a solo traveler or with a family. We ensure your safety and comfort, providing reliable cars that can handle Iceland’s diverse terrain.

Attractions and things to do when visit Hvammstangi

  1. Go Seal Watching: Hvammstangi is renowned for its seal colonies. Visit the Icelandic Seal Center to learn about these fascinating creatures, and then head to nearby beaches for a chance to see them in their natural habitat.
  2. Check out Kolugljúfur Canyon: A short drive from Hvammstangi, this stunning canyon offers breathtaking views of waterfalls and rugged landscapes. It’s a photographer’s paradise and a nature lover’s dream.
  3. Vatnsnes Peninsula: Explore this beautiful area known for its dramatic coastlines, rich birdlife, and the famous Hvítserkur, a basalt stack that resembles a dragon drinking from the sea.
  4. Visit Local Wool and Craft Shops: Hvammstangi its wool and handcrafted products. Visit local shops to find unique Icelandic sweaters, hats, and other woolen goods. These make for perfect souvenirs and gifts to take a piece of Iceland back home with you.
it is very likely that you can see wild seals when visiting Hvammstangi

Dining in Hvammstangi

After a day of exploration, Hvammstangi offers a variety of dining options that cater to all tastes. From cozy cafes serving traditional Icelandic fare to restaurants offering fresh seafood, there’s something for everyone. Don’t forget to try the local lamb soup, a delicious and hearty choice to warm you up in the Icelandic weather.

Accommodation Options

Hvammstangi provides a range of accommodation options, from comfortable guesthouses and B&Bs to more luxurious hotels. Many places offer stunning views of the surrounding landscapes, ensuring a peaceful night’s sleep after your day’s adventures.

Day Trips from Hvammstangi

With Hvammstangi as your base, Hertz makes it easy to explore more of Iceland’s northwest region. Consider these day trips:

  • Akureyri: Known as the ‘Capital of North Iceland,’ Akureyri is a picturesque town with vibrant cultural scenes and beautiful botanical gardens.
  • Húnaþing Vestra: This area is rich in history and culture, with ancient sagas, beautiful churches, and the historic Illugastaðir, where one of Iceland’s most famous murder cases took place.
The Rental land rover Defender at Hertz Iceland has big screens that you can check things around your car

Hertz’s Commitment to Your Journey

At Hertz, we are committed to making your Icelandic adventure as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Our friendly staff at stations around the country are always ready to assist you, offering tips and guidance for your journey. Plus, with our flexible booking options and comprehensive insurance packages, you can explore Hvammstangi and beyond with peace of mind.

In Conclusion

Hvammstangi is a treasure waiting to be discovered, and with Hertz, your journey through this enchanting town will be a memorable one. Whether you’re seeking adventure, culture, or just a peaceful getaway, Hvammstangi has something special for everyone. Book your car with Hertz today and start planning your Icelandic adventure in Hvammstangi!

Rental cars in Iceland can handle Icelandic road conditions all-year-round

rent a hyundai Tucson in Iceland

Hyundai Tucson Plug-in Hybrid or similar | Automatic | 4×4

IFAI | Group: N3 (IFAI)

  • 5 Seats
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors

This vehicle is NOT allowed in the highlands F-roads. NOTE: Allowed on roads no.35 and 550. You must be 23 years of age to drive this vehicle.

Additional Features
  • 3 Large Luggage
  • Hybrid
  • 4 Wheel Drive
  • 46 C02 g/km
  • Adjustable Steering
  • Cruise Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • ABS
  • Bluetooth
  • USB
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Remote Locking
  • Airbags
Rent a Kia Sorento PHEV in Iceland

Kia Sorento Plug-in Hybrid or similar | Automatic | 4×4

SFDI | Group: O6 (SFDI)

  • 5 Seats
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors

This vehicle is NOT allowed in the highlands F-roads. NOTE: Allowed on-road no.35 and 550. You must be 23 years of age to drive this vehicle.

Additional Features
  • 4 Large Luggage
  • Hybrid
  • 4 Wheel Drive
  • 38 C02 g/km
  • Adjustable Steering
  • Cruise Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • ABS
  • Bluetooth
  • USB
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Remote Locking
4wd land rover defender hire in iceland

Land Rover Defender or similar | Automatic | 4×4

PFAN | Group: G6 (PFAN)

  • 5 Seats
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors

Suitable for highlands, Please read the Terms & Conditions. You must be 25 years of age to drive this vehicle.

Additional Features
  • 3 Large Luggage
  • Petrol or Diesel
  • 4 Wheel Drive
  • 234 C02 g/km
  • Adjustable Steering
  • Cruise Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • ABS
  • Bluetooth
  • USB
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Remote Locking
  • Airbags
  • Fog Lamps
rent a tesla model Y in Iceland

Tesla Model Y or similar | Automatic | 4×4

UGDC | Group: V1 (UGDC)

  • 5 Seats
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors

This vehicle is NOT allowed in the highlands F-roads. You must be 23 years of age to drive this vehicle.

Additional Features
  • 4 Large Luggage
  • Electric
  • 4 Wheel Drive
  • Adjustable Steering
  • Cruise Control
  • Traction Control
  • ABS
  • Bluetooth
  • USB
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Remote Locking
Land cruiser 5 seater rental in Iceland

5 seats Toyota Land Cruiser or similar| Automatic | 4×4

FFAR | Group: I (FFAR)

  • 5 Seats
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors

Suitable for the highlands. Please read Terms & Conditions. You must be 23 years of age to drive this vehicle.

Additional Features
  • 5 Large Luggage
  • Petrol or Diesel
  • 4 Wheel Drive
  • 251 C02 g/km
  • Adjustable Steering
  • Cruise Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • ABS
  • Bluetooth
  • USB
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Remote Locking
  • Airbags
Rent a Kia Sorento PHEV in Iceland

KIA Sorento or similar | Automatic | 4×4

SFAN | Group: O2 (SFAN)

  • 5 Seats
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors

Suitable for the highlands. Please read Terms & Conditions. You must be 23 years of age to drive this vehicle.

Additional Features
  • 4 Large Luggage
  • Petrol or Diesel
  • 4 Wheel Drive
  • 164 C02 g/km
  • Adjustable Steering
  • Cruise Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • ABS
  • Bluetooth
  • USB
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Remote Locking
  • Airbags