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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

Strætó buses (public transportation in Iceland) drive around East Iceland all year. Stops at: Borgarfjörður, Seyðisfjörður, Egilsstaðir, Reyðarfjörður, Eskifjörður, Neskaupstaður, Fáskrúðsfjörður, Stöðvarfjörður, Breiðdalsvík, Djúpivogur and Höfn.

Strætó (public transportation in Iceland): Schedule
Fjarðabyggð municipality: Schedule
Borgarfjörður eystri: Every weekday from Borgarfjörður to Egilsstaðir at 8 AM and 12 PM from Egilsstaðir to Borgarfjörður. Please call +354 894 8305.

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. 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. 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
Hertz +354 522 4450
Europcar +354 461 6070
Budget +354 562 6060  

Don't feel like driving?

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

Name telephone location
Jón Eiður Jónsson +354 892 9247 Egilsstaðir
Ásgrímur Ásgrímsson +354 898 8044 Egilsstaðir
Bjarni Hávarðsson +354 893 3450 Eskifjörður
Sturlaugur Stefánsson +354 852 2227 Eskifjörður
Gunnar Th. Gunnarsson +354 844 9133 Reyðarfjörður