On the extreme northwestern coast of Iceland, the small town of Isafjordur stands on a narrow landspit beneath mountainous cliffs of the Westfjords. Visitors who hire a car in Isafjordur can explore this remote region of dramatic landscapes. The highlights include the Fjallfoss waterfalls, a 33ft sequence of seven cascades down a mountainside, and Iceland's most northern peninsula, Hornstrandir, which is now a national nature reserve. Isafjordur also serves as a busy centre for guided tours into the surrounding pristine wilderness areas via car, foot, horse, bike or boat.
The little peninsula of land that Isafjordur sits on creates a natural fishing harbour in the fjord. It's a popular spot for cruise ships, ferries and boat trips. If you hire a car in Isafjordur you can tour the town's attractions, which include an arts centre in the old hospital building, the music school, a university and the folk museum containing the oldest house in Iceland. In fact, there are plenty of old wooden houses in the town, including an 18th-century building now housing a popular maritime and fishing museum. Look out too for Vestfirzka Verzlunin, a shop selling nothing but locally-produced goods including music, books, food and art.
Opening hours: Mo-Su 0800-1800
Address: Isafjordur Domestic Airport
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. ***
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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.