Practical information: transport, car rental, weather and road conditions 

 

Egilsstaðastofa Visitor Center

Egilsstaðastofa – Visitor center, is situated at Egilsstaðir Campsite.
Phone: +354 470 0750
E-mail: info@visitegilsstadir.is

Transportation

In town bus
Town bus run by the municipality is available free of charge on a route through Egilsstaðir and Fellabær. Schedule here.

Scheduled flight
Egilsstaðir International Airport is one of four airports in Iceland which fulfill requirements for international flights. The airport serves as an alternate airport for Keflavik Airport and is open 24 hours a day. The airport is located on Egilsstaðanes peninsula, on the banks of Lagarfljótlake, midway between Egilsstaðir town and Fellabær town. See the flight schedule here.

The ferry Norröna – Smyril Line
The ferry Norræna offers weekly sailings to/from Denmark to Seyðisfjörður in East Iceland with a stop at the Faroe Islands.

Car Rentals
There are four car rental companies in Egilsstaðir.

Hertz, at Egilsstaðir airport, Phone: +354 522 4050 / +354 858 0450 / +354 858 0455.
E-mail: egilsstadir@hertz.is
Bílaleiga Akureyrar, Lagarbraut 4 and at Egilsstaðir airport, Phone: +354 461 6070.
Emergency phone after closing hours: +354 840 6070.
E-mail: egilsstadir@höldur.is
Avis, at Egilsstaðir airport, Phone: +354 660 0623.
E-mail: erna@avis.is

Buses / Strætó
Route 56: Akureyri – Egilsstaðir and Egilsstaðir – Akureyri. During the summer the bus leaves daily and 3-5 times a week in the winter. See the bus schedule here.
SV-Aust.
Drives in East Iceland all year. Stops at: Borgarfjörður, Seyðisfjörður, Egilsstaðir, Reyðarfjörður, Eskifjörður, Neskaupsstaður, Fáskrúðsfjörður, Stöðvarfjörður, Breiðdalsvík, Djúpivogur and Höfn.
Price / Schedule.

Car – Self drive
The drive from Reykjavík to Egilsstaðir can be made in one day. You can either drive the northern route or the southern route. This is a great way to explore Iceland on your way to Egilsstaðir.

Taxi

Jón Eiður Jónsson, Phone: 892 9247, e-mail: joneidur@gmail.com

Weather and road condition

The weather in Iceland can change with a very short notice. We urge every traveler to follow the local weather news, see here and road condition here.

Safe travel

When travelling in remote areas in Iceland you should always prepare your journey well and make sure that someone knows about your travels. You can get useful information about safe travel here.
The 112 Iceland app can be used for two things, both for added safety on your Iceland trip.
First of all you can call for help by pressing the red Emergency button. Your location will be sent by text message to the 112 response center. Remember that even though your phone shows no signal there is a possibilite that you can send text message.
The green Check In button is for you to leave your location with us so if something happenswe have more information to worked with. Only the 5 last location’s are stored and we recommend you use this – don’t worry – you are not disturbing anyone – except for our big computer who wants to be disturbed.
Here you can download the app for Android and Windows phones.

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