Egilsstaðir car hire

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Egilsstaðir car hire information

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Egilsstaðir

  • Egilsstaðir is the largest town in East Iceland and serves as a gateway to the beautiful Eastern Region. Opting for car hire in Egilsstaðir allows you to easily explore this less-visited part of Iceland. You can drive along scenic routes, visit remote fjords, discover hidden waterfalls, and experience the region's untouched natural beauty. Egilsstaðir and its surroundings offer a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing, birdwatching, and horseback riding. The fjord town of Seyðisfjörður is located just a short drive from Egilsstaðir, and if you want to explore further a field, then you can take an hour's drive to Hengifoss, one of Iceland's tallest waterfalls.
  • The main airport serving Egilsstaðir and the surrounding area is Egilsstaðir Airport (EGS). When travelling to Egilsstaðir from international locations, it's common to first fly into Keflavik International Airport (KEF) and then take a domestic flight to Egilsstaðir Airport. There are regular connecting flights available between the two airports. At Egilsstaðir Airport (EGS), several car hire companies, including Avis and Hertz, have their desks where you can pick your car hire in Egilsstaðir. You will find the car hire area outside the terminal building in the car park.
  • Petrol stations can be limited, particularly in more remote areas. Plan your route and ensure you have enough fuel to reach your destination. Additionally, stock up on food, water, and any necessary supplies before embarking on longer journeys, as services can be sparse in certain regions. Another thing to keep in mind is that Egilsstaðir and its surrounding areas attract tourists, especially during the summer months. Increased traffic, including camper vans and tour buses, can lead to congestion and longer travel times.
  • Iceland's weather can be unpredictable. You should be prepared for sudden changes in weather conditions, including strong winds, fog, rain, or snow. Adjust your driving accordingly, reduce your speed, and use caution during adverse weather. Also, it is crucial to make sure that your hire car is equipped with the necessary safety features, including winter tyres, if you are travelling during the winter months.
  • Book your car hire in Egilsstaðir at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Egilsstaðir

  • How much is the price of fuel in Egilsstaðir?

    The average price of fuel in Egilsstaðir is €7.94 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between €95 and €127, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Egilsstaðir?

    Mini (Hyundai i10 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Egilsstaðir.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Egilsstaðir?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Egilsstaðir?

    A Mini car hire in Egilsstaðir costs €54 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Egilsstaðir?

    Iceland's weather can be unpredictable, so if you are visiting during the colder seasons, consider a car that is equipped for potentially adverse weather conditions. Look for cars with features like winter tyres, all-wheel drive (AWD), or vehicles designed for winter driving. If you plan to venture off the main roads or explore the Highlands, consider hiring a car with higher ground clearance, such as an SUV or a 4x4 vehicle. These types of vehicles offer better handling on rough or unpaved surfaces.

  • What is the speed limit in Egilsstaðir?

    When driving your Egilsstaðir car hire in Iceland, keep in mind that in built-up areas or urban areas, the speed limit is generally 50 km/h (31 mph), which applies to streets within Egilsstaðir, residential areas. On rural roads outside built-up areas, the speed limit is generally 90 km/h (56 mph), unless otherwise indicated by signage. And when driving on paved highways, the speed limit is usually 90 km/h (56 mph) or 80 km/h (50 mph), depending on the specific road and any posted speed limit signs.

  • Where are the best places to park my car hire in Egilsstaðir?

    There are several parking options for you to choose from during your stay in Egilsstaðir, including some free car parks. For instance, the Fardagafoss bílastæði Car Park is free and open 24/7. It is located close to the Fardagafoss Waterfall, which is reachable on foot from the car park. You can also park in Gufufoss Parking Pulloff for free, although the car park may get busy during the day. It is located close to Gufufoss Waterfall, which is located a few minutes walk away.

Egilsstaðir car rental reviews and directory

Budget

10.0

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10.0

Comfort

10.0

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10.0

Value for money

10.0

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Egilstadir Airport

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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Europcar

2.0

Cleanliness

2.0

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2.0

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2.0

Value for money

2.0

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Egissltadir Airport

+354 461 6000

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Lagarbraut 4

+354 840 6070

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9.6 Wonderful

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly, trusting and low key staff. Just what one wants in car rental agents. Very conveniently located in the tiny airport. If one is on a schedule to meet the ferry to the Faroe Islands, one can drop off the car at the Egilsstadir airport, wait for the bus which has 4 scheduled runs a day to Seydisfjordur, said bus departs right in front of the car rental so it is a perfect setup.

2.0 Poor

Aug 2023

KAYAK
They didn’t show up to the rental pick up location and left us there.

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Hertz

8.2

Very Good

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Egilsstadir Domestic Airport

+354 522 4450

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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Avis

7.3

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Egilstadir Airport

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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keddy by Europcar

6.4

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Egissltadir Airport

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Lagarbraut 4

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Sunnycars

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Egilsstadir Airport

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Lagarbraut 4

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Shouqi

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Egissltadir Airport

+86 10 6064 1387

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4 travellers who hired a car in Egilsstaðir gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.8

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Mini

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Car hire insurance in Egilsstaðir

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Egilsstaðir car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Egilsstaðir.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Egilsstaðir car hire.