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This small single-runway airfield serves the town and region around Egilsstaðir along the east coast of Iceland, mainly with flights to the island's capital Reykjavik. The airport stands just a mile to the north of the town alongside the River Lagarfljót, in a flat part of the river valley. There's a modern terminal building and plenty of free parking outside. If you pick up a hire car here you'll drive straight out of the airport onto Iceland's main coastal road, Highway One. This will either lead you down into the town or take you back towards the west and the distant town of Akureyri.
The road straight from the airport is highway one, the main connection road through the country. It'll take you straight into the town if you're hiring a car from Egilsstaðir Airport. The community itself fits in with the largely flat landscape in the immediate area, with the buildings being low-rise. The visitor highlight is Minjasafn Austurlands, a museum in town documenting the history of self-sufficiency in the homes of in the east of Iceland. Further afield you can find Hallormsstadaskogur, Iceland's largest forest, and the Lagarfljót's wide valley, including the dramatic 420ft high Hengifoss waterfall. Drivers can also enjoy the famously scenic ‘Öxi' mountain road to the remote village of Djúpivogur.
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
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.