Egilsstadir is a small town in the far east of Iceland. It stands at the point that the roads of eastern Iceland all meet to cross a bridge over the River Lagarfljot. Visitors that rent a car in Egilsstadir can tour the area, including highlights like Hallormsstaðarskógur, Iceland's largest forest, and the landmark longwave radio transmitter aerial that stands over 725 ft high. The Lagarfljot's wide valley includes lakes and waterfalls, including the dramatic 42ft high Hengifoss cascade. The lakes have legends of mysterious monsters similar to Loch Ness. Car drivers can also enjoy the 'Oxi' mountain road down to the remote village of Djúpivogur, a famously scenic route.
If you hire a car in Egilsstadir, the largest settlement in eastern Iceland, you'll be able to tour all the sights of the town and its immediate area. The island's main highway, Road Number One, runs through the middle of the town. It's a modern, leafy and low-rise community whose oldest house was built in 1944 and still stands, having been converted to a hotel. Minjasafn Austurlands is the town's museum of cultural history, showing how former households in east Iceland had to be self-sufficient in every way. Egilsstadir Airport is just to the north of the town.
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Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.