Car rental in Iceland East, Egilsstaðir airport (EGS)
Egilsstadir airport is one of the four International airports in Iceland. But there are no international flights departure or arrival at the Egilsstadir airport, which mainly serves as a domestic airport which operates several daily scheduled flights to and from Reykjavik city Airport.
The airport is located at the edge of Egilsstaðir, the biggest town in East Iceland, and it is 3-5 mins away from the city centre. Hertz Iceland’s Egilsstadir airport rental station is inside the airport at the arrival hall.
Our cars for rent in the Egilsstadir airport location
We offer a range of vehicle selections for self-drive travellers. The available rental cars at Egilsstadir airport include automatic or Manal 2WD VW Golf, 4WD Skoda Octavia Wagon and Toyota Land Cruiser. You can see them all from the list below and learn about the cars by clicking the ‘more details’ button below each vehicle.
Kindly remind: you MUST book a car via hertz.is IN ADVANCE before your arrival. You will receive a confirmation via email if your reservation is secured.
Picking up your car at Egilsstadir airport
To reduce time spent on picking up your car, we advise you to prepare:
- Your reservation confirmation email
- Valid driver’s license (held for a minimum of one year at the time of rental)
- A valid credit in the main driver’s name
* We DO NOT take any deposit when renting out a car. The credit card information is held only for security purposes
We offer a ZERO excess car coverage package at our EGS airport rental desk. If you would like to maximize your rental car’s protection level, you can ask any of our station staff when picking up your vehicle.
We strongly advise you to read our rental requirements and Car protection coverages and Extras: items and price list before renting a car with Hertz Iceland.
Driving in Egilsstadir
The speed limit
- Residential area roads: 30 km/hr
- Urban roads: 50 km/hr
- Rural gravel roads: 80 km/hr
- Rural paved roads: 90 km/hr
*Off-road driving is illegal in Iceland. Please ONLY drive on marked roads or paths when touring around Iceland
Parking in Egilsstadir
Most public parking spots in Egilsstadir town centre are free; for those paid spots, you can find a parking meter or a ticket machine to pay for your parking using cash or a card. The hotels and guesthouses in town usually provide free overnight parking spots for guests.
If you are driving a camper or caravan, PLEASE go to a designated campground and stay overnight INSIDE the camping site. Sleeping in a car, campervan, or a caravan is illegal within town limits.
Top 4 attractions in Egilsstadir
Egilsstadir is the most populated town in East Iceland and the centre for administration and service. If you are travelling around the island via Route 1 Ring Road, Egilsstadir is an ideal overnight location for driving through the East.
If you plan to spend some time in town, here are some places we recommend:
- East Iceland Heritage Museum
- Vök Baths
- Egilsstaðir útsýnisstaður
Top 10 places to visit outside Egilsstadir
Connecting the fishery towns, villages and natural attractions of East Iceland, if you arrive at Egilsstadir during your self-drive tour, here are the top 10 places you must not miss during your trip:
- Seydisfjordur town (the rainbow street in town)
- Mjóifjörður town
- Djúpivogur town + Djúpavogskörin geothermal hot tub
- Fáskrúðsfjörður town
- Stuðlagil canyon
- Hafnarhólmi bird watching spot (summer months only)
- Hengifoss Waterfall
- Eggin í Gleðivík
- Tvísöngur sculpture
- Lagarfljot lake
Rent your car in Egilsstadir with Hertz today to secure your spot. You can also learn more about travelling by a rental car from our Iceland rental car travel guides.