Reykjavík Transportation

  • Keflavík International Airport (Iceland)
    Keflavík International Airport (Iceland)
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    By Plane to Reykjavik

    by Airpunk Written Mar 7, 2015

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    Being a remote island nation in the North Atlantic, Iceland does not ofer many alternatives to an arrival by aircraft. Most probably, your arrival will be at KEFLAVIK Airport - Reykjavik Airport is used for domestic flights as well as some connections to Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Keflavik Airport is well connected with most Europe's capitals as well as larger airports in Canada and the USA.
     
    The distance to Reykjavik City centre is 50 kms, frequent bus services are offered by Reykjavik Excursions and Iceland Excursions/Gray Line with tickets for roughly 2000 ISK (one way). Both companies offered the same price at the airport (Though Reykjavik Excursions seems to be cheaper when buying online) with stops in the central bus station (BSI) and Reykjavik Airport. Travel time is 45 minutes, some services stop at the Blue Lagoon. Ask any of those companies, if you are interested in Blue Lagoon as combo tickets (e.g. Reykjavik - Blue Lagoon, Entry to Blue Lagoon, Blue Lagoon - Keflavik Airport) are cheaper than buying everything separately. The bus is adjusted to the flight schedule which means that the bus waits in case that your inbound flight to Keflavik is delayed.

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    Keflavik International Airport

    by kaloz Written Feb 15, 2015

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    Flying in and out of Iceland is through Keflavik International Airport about a 45 minute drive from the city of Reykjavík. Information about the airport including Departures and Arrivals can be found at their website as well as much other useful information. Caveat: International destinations outside of the European Union use the furthest gates, so be prepared for a lengthy stroll.

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    Icelandair

    by kaloz Updated Feb 15, 2015

    When traveling from North America, IcelandAir is the best way to get to Iceland. There are some very good deals on their website. I flew on the first flight in May of 2013 from Anchorage Alaska and my sister, 2 nieces (1 boyfriend), and myself flew over for a Northern Lights package in November of 2014 out of Boston. You can customize the packages with add ons, such as stoping at the Blue Lagoon on your way into town so that you can get over your jet lag, relax in the soothing waters, and get to your hotel at check in time. Or add an excursion. IcelandAir operates some hotels in town and you will get a good deal on a package. IcelandAir also allows you to spend time in Iceland between flights with no penalty. You may take up to 7 days on a layover before continuing on to the continent. Iceland wants you to visit.

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    WOW Air

    by kaloz Written Feb 15, 2015

    WOW is an Icelandic discount airline. If you are traveling to or from the continent it may be a good idea to compare prices and dates of service. I flew from Paris to Reykjavík on WOW in April of 2014. There was a planned strike at KEF and the flight was cancelled. WOW bent over backwards to make up for the inconvenience which was not their fault. They are very customer friendly.

    WOW does not appear on many search engines, so please visit their website.

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    Flybus and Flybus+

    by kaloz Written Feb 15, 2015

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    Reykjavik Excursions offers Flybys service between the Keflavík International Airport (KEF) and the city of Reykjavík with services to many hotels and guesthouses. The ride takes about 45 minutes with more time added to get to your hotel and costs 2500 ISK. If you prearrange your trip with IcelandAir, you must visit the Flybys booth to get your tickets. Have your documentation ready.

    If you wish to visit the Blue Lagoon on your way to or from the airport, Reykjavik Excursions has an excursion that includes admission for 8900 ISK. If your flight arrives in the early morn hours before hotel check in time, this is a good way to get over your jet lag and relax. It is also a good time to visit on your way to the airport as many flights are at 1700, well after checkout time. These are the only two times when I would consider the Blue Lagoon. Once you are in town, visit the local pools for 650 ISK

    Be sure to set up a pickup time at the BSI for your return to the airport.

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    Strætó -- Public Bus

    by kaloz Written Feb 13, 2015

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    Hotels affiliated with Iceland Air, Hotel Natura for one, will provide it's guests with a bus pass (good for up to 4 people). The bus system is excellent and you can get anywhere that you want to. Go to Vesturbæjarlaug, take the 11 or 15. Go to Laugardalslaug? take the 14. Day trip to Hafnarfjörður? take the 1. Perlan, take the 18. You get the idea.

    One Caveat: The buses do not run until noon on Sundays!

    You can find your route and time online or on your device!

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    Reykjavik's yellow busses

    by jojes Written Jan 23, 2015

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    The busses here are yellow, they're called 'Straeto'. You can visit the entire greater-Reykjavik area using these busses. This includes all the Reykjavik 'suburbs' (Hafnarfjörður, Garðabær, Álftanes, Mosfellsbær and Seltjarnarnes) and Akranes (which is the neighbouring town).

    We've only used the terminals at Hlemmur and Fjörður (Hafnarfjörður). At these terminals you can get information and buy tickets upfront. If you get on the bus at a smaller stop, make sure you have the exact amount ready you need for the fare, since the drivers don't hand back change.

    Current prices on their website (2015) are:
    Single ride = 350 isk
    9 ticket card = 3000 isk
    1 day card = 900 isk
    3 day card = 2.200 isk

    Reykjavik - Hlemmur bus terminal The yellow Straeto busses in Reykjavik
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    Easy to get around

    by jlanza29 Written Oct 12, 2014

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    We decide to rent a car since the prices for the tours were a bit pricey and doing it on your own was half the cost.

    We rented from Fox rental car company but upon landing we were meet by a rep and in reality your car is given to you by Armak rental company.

    We paid $30 US a day plus $13 US for a GPS in English.

    Now don't get me wrong …. fuel is pricey in Iceland …. about 242 ISK per liter … that comes out to about $7.35 US a gallon so we choose the cheapest and smallest car they had …. We ended up filling the car for 6250 ISK for 5 days about $55 US dollars

    the car was a hyundai .. a model I have never seen and it was a manual car … no big deal ….

    It looked more like a toy car but it did it's job and it was easy to park .. lol ….

    When renting the car the agent tried unsuccessfully to sell us the "gravel insurance" in case the front wind shield would get cracked …. at 1800 ISK a day …. that was crazy …. we passed … don't let them scare you ….. unless your going into the high country don't buy it … Reykjavik is a modern and civilized city and Iceland a modern country with great roads.

    Be aware the tax was high …. for 5 day rental car we paid almost $85 US for just taxes ….

    The rental car center is about 2 blocks away and the rep of whatever company you book you will take you in a shuttle ….

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    Renting vs. buying a car in Iceland.

    by Regina1965 Updated Aug 24, 2014

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    I was reading on the news yesterday (19.07.2010) that if you are staying in Iceland for 3 weeks and thinking of renting a car, then it would be more advisable just buying a car. Since our króna fell drastically during the crisis which hit us in October 2008, this could be an option you should look into.

    I am going to add a list of the cheapest rental cars available at the car rentals and you can judge for yourself. This is a weekly rent from 20.07-27.07 in 2010:

    Avis-Ísland .................................. Opel Corsa ..................................... 103.796
    Hertz-Ísland ................................ Toyota Yaris ................................... 115.200
    Bílaleiga Akureyrar (Europcar)...... VW Polo ......................................... 128.000
    Route 1.is .................................... Toyota Yaris ................................... 105.800

    Renting a car in Iceland is almost double the price of renting a car in Denmark. That is due to the fact that the high-season is only 3 months here and during 9 months hundreds of cars stand untouched. Off season you can rent a car much cheaper.

    Renting an Opel Corsa for 3 weeks costs ca ISK 292.600, but buying an Opel Corsa 2001, driven 215.000 km costs ca ISK 320.000 at the car dealership. So it is well worth looking into buying a car if staying for a couple of weeks here in Iceland.

    I add the links to two car rentals and a link to all our car dealerships.

    Now this tip I added back in 2010. Now (August 2014) there is another brand new option: renting a car from a local. Look it up here Caritas.

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    Organized day tours and other tours from Reykjavík

    by Regina1965 Updated May 7, 2014

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    There are several private companies in Iceland from which you can order private tours f.ex. Mountaineers of Iceland and Activity.is and Iceland on track which will take you on day tours, Golden Circle tours, Lava tube caving, snowmobile, northern lights and midsummer night tours to name some of their tours - on super jeeps.

    There are also:

    Activity tours

    Super Jeep

    Riding tours

    Volcano tours

    Daytrips - they offer day trips by super 4x4 Jeep and by buses.

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    Icelandactivities

    Volcanotours

    Icelandluxurytours

    Icelandjeeptours

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    Sterna

    Amazingtours

    VIP tours which offer customized tours in Iceland, be it daytours or driving you around the country. They can seat up to 9 people.

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    BSI BUS STATION

    by alyf1961 Written Mar 4, 2014

    The BSI bus station is where all the tour buses leave from. It is also where the airport bus picks up and drops off, anybody that has booked to be picked up and dropped off at their hotel will be ferried here by mini bus to get the bus to the airport. There is a café and vending machines for food and drinks.
    The local buses do not go from here but buses leave here for other towns and cities around Iceland.

    Opening hours: All days from 04:30-24:00

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    AIRPORT TRANSFER

    by alyf1961 Written Mar 4, 2014

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    There is a desk at Reykjavik airport for the flybus. I purchased my transfer ticket online (there was also a desk in the airport to buy tickets). The bus was waiting outside to take people to the BSI bus station. Once at the bus station mini buses took people to their hotels if they had paid for that service. It was a well organised and speedy service. The cost for an airport to hotel and return service was 2500 ISK (£13) if you just wanted to go from the airport to BSI and back the cost was 1950 ISK (£10).

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    BSI Bus Station

    by travelfrosch Updated Feb 22, 2014

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    The long-haul bus station is located near the Ring Road on Vatnsmýrarvegi 10. Inside the terminal, there's an ATM, a cafeteria, reasonably clean rest rooms, and a Reykjavik Excursions tour counter. You can also leave your luggage at the ticket counter for a charge of Kr 500 per bag.

    Buses along the Ring Road, as well as the Kjölur buses through the interior to Akureryi via Geysir and Gullfoss (summer only) depart from here. Several Reykjavik Excursions day tours also depart from here, to include the "Golden Circle" day tour. Naturally, this is the departure and arrival point for Reykjavik Exursions Flybus service to Keflavik Airport, as well as the buses to the Blue Lagoon.

    NOTE: Bus schedules posted on this site are not always reliable. Schedules change frequently, and the site is not always updated immediately. Always allow plenty of slack time for any travel involving a bus connection.

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  • Storage lockers in Reykjavik

    by valgeirb Written Dec 29, 2013

    Many people might want to store their bags while exploring Reykjavik or leave their luggage in Reykjavik while travelling around Iceland
    Storage lockers in BSÍ bus terminal and Reykjavik Domestic Airport have easy to use lockers to store bags and backpacks of any size. More info here: www.luggagelockers.is

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    Icelandair

    by shavy Written Oct 29, 2013

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    The international airport of Iceland is on the Reykjanes peninsula , near the place called and Keflavík Keflavík International Airport (or Keflavikurflugvollur ) . Almost all flights to Iceland from abroad arrive at this airport, the airport is located about 48 kilometers Southwest of Reykjavik is through a frequent bus connected to the city or with a rental car

    The largest user of the airport is the national airline Icelandair, this company maintains include a timetable, in addition, schedules maintained with several other cities in Europe

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