Egilsstaðir Car Rental Locations


Europcar Car Rental Desk at Egilsstadir Domestic Airport

Egilsstaðir Downtown
Lagarbraut 4
700 Egilsstaðir
Open: Mon-Fri. 08:00-17:00
Sat. 10:00-14:00 & Sun. 10:00-14:00

Egilsstaðir Domestic Airport
We also have a car rental desk at the airport in Egilstaðir where we meet our customers upon reservation.

Customer Service Center
Tel. +354 461 6000

24 Road Assistance
In case of vehicle breakdown or road assistance call +354 419 2400



About Egilsstaðir Town

Egilsstaðir is a very young town since the first house in Egilsstaðir was built in 1944. However, since then the town has grown fairly quickly, and nowadays it is a lively town that provides services for East Iceland as well as the many travelers that visit the area.

Egilsstaðir is known for having been the country’s execution place. The headquarters for the State Forestry Service is located there.

Egilsstaðir is built on the banks of Lake Lagarfljot. The legend says that a water monster lives in Lagarfljot protecting a treasure.

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Land Rover 4x4 from Holdur Car Rental driving near lagarfljot in eastern iceland

Thinking about exploring the breathtaking landscapes of Eastern Iceland?

Renting a car with Höldur in Egilsstaðir might just be your ticket to an unforgettable adventure! Let us break down why.

First off, Egilsstaðir is nestled in the heart of the Eastfjords, an area renowned for its rugged beauty and untamed wilderness. While public transportation is available, having your own wheels gives you the freedom to chart your own course and discover hidden gems off the beaten path.

Picture this: winding roads that hug the coastline, dramatic cliffs plummeting into the sea, and quaint fishing villages waiting to be explored. With a rental car, you can stop wherever your heart desires, soak in the stunning vistas, and snap Instagram-worthy photos without worrying about timetables or crowded tour buses.

But it's not just about the scenery – having a car also opens up a world of activities. From hiking in the otherworldly landscapes of Vatnajökull National Park to soaking in natural hot springs tucked away in remote valleys, the possibilities are endless. And with your rental car from the trusted car rental Holdur - Europcar, you can easily access these remote destinations, making every adventure just a drive away.

Plus, let's talk convenience. Egilsstaðir may be a charming town, but it's also a gateway to some of Iceland's most remote regions. With a Europcar rental car, you can stock up on supplies, including snacks and camping gear, and hit the road without a care in the world. No need to worry about lugging heavy backpacks on public transportation – just toss everything in the trunk and hit the road!

Last but not least, renting a car in Egilsstaðir is surprisingly affordable, especially if you're traveling with friends or family. Splitting the cost of a rental car between multiple people can actually work out cheaper than buying individual bus or tour tickets. Plus, you'll have the added bonus of creating lasting memories together as you navigate Iceland's stunning landscapes.

So, what are you waiting for? Rent a car with Holdur car Rental in Egilsstaðir and unlock the wonders of Eastern Iceland at your own pace.


Things To See & Do Near Egilsstaðir

Egilsstaðir offers several popular attractions and natural wonders in its vicinity. These attractions offer a diverse range of experiences, from natural wonders to cultural landmarks, making Egilsstaðir and its surroundings a popular destination for travelers exploring Eastern Iceland.

Some of the most notable attractions near Egilsstaðir include:

  • Hallormsstaðaskógur National Forest: This is Iceland's largest forest and is located just a few kilometers from Egilsstaðir. It offers numerous hiking trails, picnic areas, and beautiful scenery, including Iceland's tallest tree.

  • Lagarfljót Lake: Close to Egilsstaðir, Lagarfljót is Iceland's third-largest lake. Legend has it that a mythical serpent-like creature called Lagarfljótsormurinn resides in its depths.

  • Seyðisfjörður: A picturesque fjord town known for its colorful wooden houses, art scene, and a renowned weekly music festival during the summer months. It's about a 25-minute drive from Egilsstaðir.

  • Vatnajökull National Park: While not immediately adjacent to Egilsstaðir, it's within driving distance. This vast national park is home to Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajökull, along with stunning glacial landscapes, waterfalls like Dettifoss and Selfoss, and the dramatic Jökulsárgljúfur canyon.

  • Hengifoss: One of Iceland's tallest waterfalls, known for its striking red layers of rock surrounding the falls. It's located about a 45-minute drive southwest of Egilsstaðir, near the town of Hallormsstaður.

  • Stórurð: A unique geological formation characterized by large boulders and colorful rocks. It's a popular hiking destination about a 30-minute drive from Egilsstaðir.

Stórurð is a unique geological formation characterized by large boulders and colorful rocks near Egilsstaðir.