Car rental in Ísafjörður airport (IFJ)

Located in the largest settlement of the Westfjords Ísafjörður town, the Isafjordur airport (IFJ) is one of three regional airports. The Isafjordur airport is an Iceland domestic airport, only operating daily flights to Reykjavik Domestic airport in the capital city centre.

The airport and town centre is just five kilometres from each other. You can travel between the town centre and the airport by driving Route 64 west for six minutes.

There are no public buses connecting Isafjordur town and its airport, but only taxis available for hire at a high price. So renting a car from the IFJ is the best and easiest way to start your self-drive trip in Westfjords if you take domestic flights to Isafjordur.

Our cars for rent in the Isafjordur airport location

If you do not want to hop on the five-and-a-half-hour drive from the capital to Westfjords, you will find taking a domestic flight a convenient and efficient alternative.

At the Isafjordur domestic airport, we offer tourists a range of vehicle selections, including the cheaper 2WD VW automatic and manual golf and 4WD Toyota Land cruiser. You can learn more about the rental cars available at Isafjordur by clicking the ‘more details’ button below each vehicle.

Picking up your car at Isafjordur 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 IFJ 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 Isafjordur

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 Isafjordur

Most parking spots in Isafjordur 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 6 places to visit in Isafjordur

If you would like to spend some time and explore the largest town of Westfjordurs, here are some places you might want to spend some time:

  1. Isafjordur Maritime Museum
  2. Hversdagssafn – Museum Of Everyday Life
  3. Isafjordur Culture House
  4. Fosshestar
  5. Ísafjarðarkirkja
  6. Hafnir Ísafjarðarbæjar – Port of Ísafjörður

Top 10 attractions to visit outside Isafjordur in Westfjords

The Westfjords are the westernmost part of Iceland and an unspoilt region of natural region. With that said, this area is also one of the most remote parts of Iceland, which requires a lot of time spent on the roads to get to the attractions.

Here is a list of the top 10 highly recommended natural wonders you can find outside Isafjordur in the Westfjords area. After spending some time in the Isafjordur town, these are the places you would never want to miss:

  1. Dynjandi waterfall
  2. Látrabjarg cliffs (while Puffins and birds viewpoint)
  3. Vigur island
  4. Rauðisandur beach
  5. Hornstrandir nature reserve
  6. Krossneslaug hot spring
  7. Drangsnes Hot Pots
  8. Þingeyri Viking Village
  9. Hörgshlíðarlaug hot spring swimming pool
  10. Hellulaug hot spring Pool

Our other car rental location in the Westfjords area

Hertz Iceland also has a rental station in Bíldudalur Domestic Airport in the Westfjords area. If you want to rent a car from our Ísafjörður or Bíldudalur stations, booking in advance is needed.

Rent your car in Isafjordur 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.

Our cars available at Isafjordur airport

VW Golf rental car in Iceland

Volkswagen Golf or similar| Manual | 2WD

CDMN | Group: B (CDMN)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Manual
  • 5 Doors
new CDAN VW Golf Automatic rental in Iceland

VW Golf or similar | Automatic| 2WD

CDAN | Group: B2 (CDAN)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • 5 Doors
Skoda Octavia Wagon or similar | Automatic | 4×4

Skoda Octavia Wagon or similar | Automatic | 4×4

IWAN | Group: P (IWAN)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors
KIA Sportage or similar| automatic | 4x4

KIA Sportage or similar | Automatic | 4×4

IFAR | Group: O (IFAR)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors
land cruiser rental in Iceland

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

FFAR | Group: I (FFAR)

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • Airconditioning
  • 5 Doors
VW Caravelle 9 seater or similar | Automatic  | 2WD

VW Caravelle 9 seater or similar | Automatic | 2WD

LVAN | Group: D1 (LVAN)

  • 9 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • 7 Large Luggage, 2 Small luggage
  • 5 Doors