Reykjavík Transportation

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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.

    KEF
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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!

    Good Bus System Helms Bus Station
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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 ….

    small, but easy to drive ���.

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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.

    Mountainguides

    Mountainguides

    ICHighland

    Superjeep

    Icelandactivities

    Volcanotours

    Icelandluxurytours

    Icelandjeeptours

    Jeeptours

    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.

    The bus terminal The bus station from the outside ATM
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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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    Bus Through the Interior

    by travelfrosch Updated Jul 28, 2013

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    A fun way to get from Reykjavik to the north part of Iceland is to take a rugged 4 x 4 bus through the interior along the Kjölur route F-35. During the summer (roughly late June - early September), scheduled buses run daily through the interior, stopping along the way for sightseeing at attractions such as Geysir, Gullfoss, and Hveravellir. The scenery is tremendous, and the experience is truly unique.

    As of 2013, two bus companies serve the route. SBA Norðurleið has buses that depart both Reykjavik and Akureyri at 8 AM, arriving at the other end around 6:30 PM. The other bus company, Sterna, runs a more staggered and sightseeing-oriented schedule, with northbound buses making an additional stop at Thingvellir. The northbound buses also depart Reykjavik at 8 AM, but don't arrive in Akureyri until 10:55 PM. Southbound buses depart Akureyri at 8:30 AM, arriving in Reykjavik at 8:20 PM. Both buses arrive and depart Reykjavik from the BSÍ bus station. Tickets can be purchased in advance online, or at the bus station if there are still seats available.

    Minifrosch leads the tour! The SBA bus parked in Reykjavik Minifrosch charms the bus driver ... and a nap Exploring the Interior
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    Bus to Keflavik Airport

    by travelfrosch Updated Jul 14, 2013

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    Most international flights depart from Keflavik International Airport (Code: KEF), about 50 km (30 miles) from Reykjavik. The best way is get to Keflavik is to take the Reykjavik Excursions bus, departing frequently from the BSI bus station in Reykjavik. Cost of the bus is ISK 1950 one-way, ISK 3500 round-trip. You can also arrange connecting service to many Reykjavik hotels if you purchase a "Flybus Plus" ticket (ISK 2500 one-way, ISK 4500 round trip). If you fly Icelandair into Keflavik, you can save some time by purchasing your bus tickets from the flight attendants onboard. Otherwise, you can purchase them at ticket machines or ticket counters in the arrivals terminal. In Reykjavik, you can purchase a ticket inside the bus station, as well at Reykjavik Excursions counters located in several area hotels. Online purchase from the Reykjavik Excursions website or re.is mobile apps is also possible.

    Flybus arrives at Keflavik
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    The Bus - strætó.

    by Regina1965 Updated Apr 20, 2013

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    Our bus is called "Strætó" short for "Strætisvagn" and is yellow. The buses from Reykjavík can take you all over the Great-Reykjavík-area, i.e. Garðabær, Hafnarfjörður, Seltjarnarnes, Álftanes, Mosfellsbær and you can even go by bus to the neighbouring town Akranes.

    The main service areas are at Hlemmur and Mjódd (in Reykjavík) and at Fjörður in Hafnarfjörður and there you can buy tickets and get information.

    Our buses run from 6:30/7-24 on week-days and 12-24 weekends. Most of our busses run every 30 minutes during the week-days, and every hour after 19h and weekends. There are some variations to that though. Following the financial crisis (2009) there were big changes in how the buses run, so do check it out at the time you visit. Now in 2011 there have been even more changes to the timetable - to the worse.

    If you are only in the capital for a few days you can buy The Reykjavík Tourist card which gives you admission to the buses, all the geothermal pools in Reykjavík, the museums, Reykjavík Zoo and Family Park and discount on other tours and a lot more. You can get these cards at The Centre - The Official Tourist Information Centre in Reykjavík in Aðalstræti.

    You will need to have the exact fare ready as the bus-drivers don't give you back change. The busfare (2013) if paid in cash is ISK 350 for adults and children alike. But if you buy a buscard then it is way cheaper, especially for children.

    Jokingly it is said that the unwritten Icelandic bus-rules are that if there are 2 seats free, then one sits there and not next to another passanger. And that there is no talking to strangers ;)

    The Reykjavik yellow-bus on Hlemmur. Hlemmur - the main-bus-stop down-town Mj��dd-the main bus-stop in Brei��holt. The yellow-bus. The Reykjav��k yellow-bus.

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    Aerial Panorama

    by Assenczo Updated Sep 8, 2012

    The dramatic landscapes of Iceland can be viewed from the air on board of commercial flight. When flying to or from Norway in the afternoon and sitting on the side of the airplane facing north, one has the chance to witness the greatness of this island's ice caps. The only pre-condition for such an exciting experience would be a bit of luck with the weather conditions. This might seem as too much to ask for from an island in the middle of the Gulfstream but above all this is a saga country and luck as part of destiny is an integral part of life anyway.

    Langjokull Hofsjokull Vatnajokull
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    Viking Travel

    by Assenczo Updated Sep 7, 2012

    Iceland Air is still flying on its marketing campaign of the 60s. It supposedly offers cheap flights from America to Europe and a “free” stopover in Iceland is the cherry on top of the cake. Well, a ticket from Ottawa to Norway worth 1500USD is not cheap. One can fly for the same money with a whole slew of other airlines the same distance and some might even transport you further, in the depths of Eastern Europe. Moreover, this company has perfected the low cost experience without claiming to be a low cost carrier. Nothing new under the sun, especially under the one that illuminates the shores of “North America”. The distinction in this case is the arrogance or let’s say the sense of humor applied to make you feel that you are getting a better deal than you might for a moment suspect you were not. To help smooth down your gastronomical tract the airline claims that Leif the Lucky discovered America and on his trip he did not receive any complimentary drinks. I wonder why Leif is considered lucky at all having to sail the oceans without the marketing support of Iceland Air folks. As for the rest of us boarding at Toronto, we should feel terribly lucky that we got to drink one bottle of water during the crossing of this mighty body of water called the Atlantic, because there were people on the same ration flying all the way from Seattle.

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