Car rental in South Iceland, Höfn domestic airport (HFN)
Höfn domestic airport, Hornafjörður airport is 5km away from the Höfn í Hornafirði town in south-east Iceland. Served as an Iceland domestic airport, scheduled flights between Hornafjörður and Reykjavik Airport are available through Eagle Air Iceland.
It would take the passengers about 55 minutes to travel from Reykjavik to Hofn or the other way around by flight. The flights usually operate every other day during weekdays; only in the three Iceland summer months (June, July and August) are daily flights that commit between the two destinations.
Our cars for rent in the Hofn airport location
At the Hofn domestic airport, we offer tourists a small range of vehicle selections, including the cheaper 2WD Toyota Yaris and 4WD automatic Toyota Land cruiser. You can learn more about the rental cars available at Hofn by clicking the ‘more details’ button below each vehicle.
Please be reminded that: you MUST book a car and get a confirmation email via hertz.is in advance if you want to pick up a rental car at the Horn airport station.
Picking up your car at Hofn 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 rental car coverage package at our HFN 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 Hofn
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 Hofn
Most parking spots in Hofn 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 places to visit in Hofn town centre
If you would like to spend some time and explore this ‘lobster’ town, here are some places you might want to spend some time:
- Any lobster restaurants in town
- Höfn Swimming Pool
- Höfn harbour
Top 8 attractions to visit outside Hofn in South and East
As a junction of Iceland’s south coast and the east, many natural attractions around Hofn are worth you spending time exploring.
Here, we have prepared a list of 8 must-visit attractions within an hour’s driving distance from Hofn:
- Southen part of Vatnajökull National Park
- Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
- Diamond Beach
- Vestrahorn Mountain
- Skaftafell Nature Reserve
- Skaftafellsjökull glacier
Our other car rental locations in South and East Iceland
Hertz Iceland has three conveniently located rental stations where you can rent a car in the south or east of Iceland, and you can seamlessly continue your journey comfortably at your own pace. The three locations are Bakki domestic airport, Landeyjahöfn Harbour and the Egilsstaðir domestic airport (EGS).
Rent your car in Hofn with Hertz today to secure your booking. You can also learn more about travelling by a rental car from our Iceland rental car travel guides.