The small village of Talknafjordur stands on the north side of the fjord of the same name in the far northwest corner of Iceland. If you hire a car in Talknafjordur, you'll find that a road journey to Reykjavik would involve a scenic but lengthy 24-mile trip. This Westfjords region has relied on fishing for centuries and now the biggest tourist attraction is sea angling. Other memorable features of the area include the Látrabjarg, Europe's biggest bird cliff - and there are plenty of stunning beaches, waterfalls, mountains and fjords to explore too.
Visitors who hire a car in Talknafjordur will soon find the village's impressive modern open-air swimming pool. This, and some of the local fish farms, are heated by natural hot spring water rising near the head of the fjord. The pool has slides and hot tubs, and is surrounded by extraordinary mountain views. There's a campsite here too. Wander through the village streets and note the fishing artefacts used to decorate everyone's gardens. Leaving the village, ancient riding trails in the foothills have become a network of footpaths for visitors. Head for the Pollurinn tubs, a bathing spot at the source of the hot springs. The water can be muddy and unfiltered, but the views are breathtaking.
Opening hours:Mo-Su 24 hours
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.