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Now that you're finally here, how do you get around?

The most popular way to get around the region is by driving yourself. Whether it's on your own car or a rental, it is by far the best way to travel through Austurland. Do it at your own pace, stop where you want, and spend as much time in the region as you'd like! That being said, it isn't necessary to bring your own car or a rental in order to make your way from town to town. The local bus company operates throughout the year with daily trips between the towns of Austurland.

Austurland by bus

SV-Aust (East Iceland bus service) drives in East Iceland all year. Stops at: Borgarfjörður, Seyðisfjörður, Egilsstaðir, Reyðarfjörður, Eskifjörður, Neskaupstaður, Fáskrúðsfjörður, Stöðvarfjörður, Breiðdalsvík, Djúpivogur and Höfn.

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Austurland by bike

Biking around Iceland is a pretty popular activity. Austurland is a beautiful destination for cycling enthusiasts with paved roads between all towns, bar a few kilometers between Egilsstaðir and Borgarfjörður Eystri. You can also find unique and interesting bike trails through mountains and forests. 

 

 

Austurland by hitch-hiking 

Hitch-hiking is another common way of traveling around Iceland. Every summer you can see people standing on the side of the road, thumbs up, ready for the next part of their journey. One shouldn't find it too hard to catch rides between towns. A great way of hitching a ride is to head out to the nearest gas station and ask around. There is also a dedicated Facebook group for hitching a ride in Austurland. Be sure to stay safe - and enjoy the ride! 

 

Car rentals at Egilsstaðir Airport

Just arrived in East Iceland and don't have a car? No worries we got you covered!

Car rentals telephone e-mail
Avis +354 660 0623 egilsstadir@avis.is
Hertz +354 522 4450 egilsstadir@hertz.is
Europcar +354 461 6070 holdur@holdur.is

Don't feel like driving?

Hit up one of our taxi's and enjoy the ride!

Name telephone location
MjáMjá Taxi +354 839 3939 Egilsstaðir
Guttormur Kristmansson +354 659 4828 Egilsstaðir
Bjarni Hávarðsson +354 893 3450 Eskifjörður
Sturlaugur Stefánsson +354 852 2227 Eskifjörður
Gunnar Th. Gunnarsson +354 844 9133 Reyðarfjörður