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Car hire at Egilsstadir Airport

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Top tips for hiring a car at Egilsstadir airport

  • There are very few options available at Egilsstadir Airport (EGS) to get you to the town centre, and there is limited public transport to destinations beyond the town limits. Fortunately, car hire at Egilsstadir Airport offers a convenient means of transport to explore the town and the freedom to roam the wider region of north-east Iceland. Hallormsstadaskogur Forest is a favoured destination for hiking, about 26 km from the town centre, whereas Vatnajokull National Park has canyons and a spectacular waterfall, approximately 147 km away.
  • To qualify for an Egilsstadir car hire, you must be at least 21 years of age and have held your driver’s licence for at least one year. We should also mention that most providers levy young driver fees on drivers under the age of 25 and impose restrictions on certain vehicles like SUVs and luxury cars. Egilsstadir Airport has a car hire centre where you can find a handful of providers, including Hertz, Europcar and Avis/Budget offering various vehicle types. Among the available inventory are compact options like Toyota Argo and Volkswagen Polo as well as roomier SUVs such as Mitsubishi Outlander and KIA Sportage.
  • Where you return your Egilsstadir Airport car hire depends on the location of your chosen provider. For example, Hertz and Avis are two agencies with offices outside the Arrivals Hall in the airport’s terminal building, providing 24-hour parking for your returns. Europcar, however, uses an off-site office, with regular hours until 17:00 daily, and applies charges if you drop off your vehicle after hours.
  • If your incoming flight experiences unusually long delays due to unfavourable weather conditions, it may complicate your ability to pick up your car hire at Egilsstadir Airport. We, therefore, suggest you enquire whether the various providers offer after-hours pick-up service or alternate locations where you can get a vehicle. The airport’s hours of operation are generally from 08:00-16:00 daily, but Avis is one provider that stays open until 20:00 every day and offers a 24-hour drop-off service for your convenience.

FAQs about hiring a car at Egilsstadir airport

  • What are some essential road rules for driving car hire at Egilsstadir Airport?

    In Egilsstadir, as elsewhere in Iceland, you should operate your vehicle on the right-hand side of the road and be sure all occupants are wearing seatbelts before you leave the pick-up location. Regarding general speed limits, 50 km/h is legal in residential areas, whereas 80 km/h is permitted outside town limits and 90 km/h is the maximum speed allowed on any road. Depending on prevailing weather conditions, snow tyres and other equipment may be required, so check availability with your provider beforehand. For this and other reasons, drunk driving is strictly prohibited and carries heavy penalties. Dial 112 in cases of emergencies.

  • What documentation do I need for car hire at Egilsstadir Airport?

    Australian citizens should produce a valid passport and domestic driver’s licence in order to obtain a car hire at Egilsstadir Airport. For Australian residents and all other internationals, we recommend holding an International Driving Permit in addition to your domestic licence, as it is regularly requested and often preferred. A major credit card or bank debit card is customary to secure payment for your vehicle.

  • Where are some good places to park my Egilsstadir Airport car hire?

    On-street parking is generally allowed in Egilsstadir on streets marked with white lines. Always be sure to check if these streets carry time limits or signs prohibiting parking, before you leave the vehicle. Otherwise, you’ll have to park your car hire in metered parking zones, which are usually pay and display. Payment for parking in Egilsstadir can be via cash, credit/debit card or mobile apps like EasyPark and The Parka. If you’re using accommodations around town, check to see if they provide onsite parking spaces.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Egilsstadir airport?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Egilsstadir airport to off-airport locations include Avis, Budget, Europcar, and Hertz.

Egilsstadir Airport car rental reviews and directory

Budget

10,0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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Egilstadir Airport

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Europcar

2,0

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2.0

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2.0

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2.0

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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

8,3

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Egilsstadir Domestic Airport

+354 522 4450

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Avis

8,0

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Egilstadir Airport

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keddy by Europcar

6,2

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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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Shouqi

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Egissltadir Airport

+86 10 6064 1387

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4 travellers who hired a car in Egilsstadir Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.7

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