Reykjavík Region Transportation

  • Keflavík International Airport (Iceland)
    Keflavík International Airport (Iceland)
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  • Flybus (Iceland)
    Flybus (Iceland)
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  • Flugfélag Íslands airplane.
    Flugfélag Íslands airplane.
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Reykjavík Region Transportation

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    Reykjavík Region Transportation

    The city centre, not being a large area, can be easily explored on foot. To rent a car or a taxi is an option, but an expensive one. To rent a bike can be fun in the summer, although Reykjavik is not as bike friendly as it should be. Perhaps it is best to use the municipal buses. It certainly is the cheapest way of getting around. The Reykjavik...

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    Reykjavík Region Transportation

    Keflavik airport is clean and well-designed. The international wing where Icelandic Air operates is specially designed to work as a "hub": in other words, you deplane from your flight from Boston, Baltimore, JFK or Minneapolis and it is only a short walk of a few hundred feet to your connecting gate for London, Copenhagen, Oslo, etc. (But it's...

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    Reykjavík Region Transportation

    Reykjavik is a very cool place and if you choose your accommodation (and attire) properly is pretty easy to get around by foot, or bike. I always pack some good shoes and this was a great city for walking around! Excellent paths along the shore and up to the Pearl, and easy walking around Reykjavik 101 and the shopping streets.

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  • Getting around

    The city centre, not being a large area, can be easily explored on foot. To rent a car or a taxi is an option, but an expensive one. To rent a bike can be fun in the summer, although Reykjavik is not as bike friendly as it should be. Perhaps it is best to use the municipal buses. It certainly is the cheapest way of getting around. The Reykjavik...

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  • Convenient car rental

    Right at the BSI Reykjavik Bus Terminal, in a separate small building is the Budget car rental office. During high season you do well by booking ahead.We hired a small Toyota Yaris car. It came with a clear warning about staying off F-category roads, so there are some limitations with these A-category rental cars. To get out in rougher terrain you...

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  • Airport bus

    There is an airport bus going between kflavik and the BSI bus station in Reykjavik. From the bus station near the domestic airport terminal it's a 20 minutes walk to the central streets of Reyjavik. There's a taxi stand at the BSI, as well as other local buses.Cost 1100 per person Keflavik-Reykjavik, all destinations. Ticket machine (cc or cash) as...

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  • Driving into town from Keflavik

    The highway into Keflavik is a modern four-lane freeway for much (though not all) of the way into the city of Reykjavik. The landscape that you pass through is largely barren and volcanic. It reminded me (of all places) of the Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii - makes sense, really.

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  • Highways of Reykjavik

    If you rent a car in Iceland, you'll find the traffic manageable and the roads good in Reykjavik. Be sure to get a good map, as the signage is not always helpful. Several times I took the wrong exit off one of the highways and ended up going in a direction I didn't really want to go.

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  • Keflavik Airport

    Keflavik airport is clean and well-designed. The international wing where Icelandic Air operates is specially designed to work as a "hub": in other words, you deplane from your flight from Boston, Baltimore, JFK or Minneapolis and it is only a short walk of a few hundred feet to your connecting gate for London, Copenhagen, Oslo, etc. (But it's...

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  • Reykjavik Excursions

    I'm not much of a fan of organized group touring, but I think it does make sense to take the Reykjavik Excursions coach out to the Blue Lagoon, particularly if you are planning to make the spa your final Icelandic experience before heading out to Keflavik airport. That's what I did, and I can't think of a better way to arrange a leavetaking of this...

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  • Flybus

    The Flybus that operates between the airport and Keflavik is brilliant and effiecient. It departs approx 30-45 minutes after a plane's arrival and takes you to the central bus station in Reykjavik where you transfer to smaller buses to be taken to your hotel. It is worth buying a return bus ticket when you arrive at the airport as it saves you some...

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  • Bus Card

    We invested in a Tourist travel card for the buses, so you can hop on and hop off for the day at a cost of aprox. £12 pp, included in this price are the childrens zoo and many of the museums and art galleries.

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  • Getting from Keflavik Airport to...

    Keflavik Airport handles all international traffic and is likely your point of entry into Iceland.The airport is also roughly a 45 minute drive to Reykjavik. The best and cheapest way of getting from the airport to the city center is to use the FlyBus, which costs 1150 Kronur (about 25USD).The bus will drop you off at the BSI station, which is...

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  • Getting to Iceland

    By my knowledge, only Icelandair and Iceland Express have regular flights to and from Keflavík (the international airport).Iceland Express is a relatively new airline and services the island from London Stansted and Copenhagen's Kastrup airport. See www.icelandexpress.com for more info.I flew Icelandair. You can use them for your trip to Iceland,...

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  • Car hire

    We rented a car for our stay as it worked out cheaper than booking separate public transport tickets and excursions. Rás Car has very good deals, especially during low season and can be way more economical if you're travelling with a group.

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  • Pack some comfy shoes!

    Reykjavik is a very cool place and if you choose your accommodation (and attire) properly is pretty easy to get around by foot, or bike. I always pack some good shoes and this was a great city for walking around! Excellent paths along the shore and up to the Pearl, and easy walking around Reykjavik 101 and the shopping streets.

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  • Getting around Reykjavík

    For those of you who are not familiar with Icelandic streetnames and their location (and that includes myself!), I've pasted in a map of Reykjavík city centre. It might take a second to upload. The city centre is small and very walkeable.

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  • Getting around Iceland

    As there are no trains in Iceland and car hire can be quite expensive, buses will have to suffice for the more budget-conscious traveller. Roads won't be very busy anyway: it's a big country for so few people!There is a Flybus that operates from Keflavík airport to Reykjavík city centre. The journey takes about 50 minutes, is around 45 kms long and...

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  • Stay near the city centre and go about...

    The best way to go around Reykjavik is to stay near the city centre and go around on foot. The city centre itself is not too big - walking from one end to the other will only take 15 min.Bus transport is expensive and best way is just to go on foot.

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  • They come to the land of Ice and Snow

    Most people coming to Iceland arrive at Keflavik airport. The airport is situated approx. 40 minutes from the city.On the way from the airport you drive through vast lava fields and not a single tree is to be seen until arriving in Reykjavik.The picture is taken by my father and is from the shoreline on the way between Reykjavík and Keflavík.The...

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  • Walk

    Reykjavík main center isnt that big, actually its rather small, probably like justa quartier if you live such ina big city like Barcelona, london , Paris etc.so its easy to go walking everywhere, its easy to walk around cause almost every single street in the centre is connected to the main street Lauvavegur. Take a map and walk around!

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  • Yellow buses

    If you dont own a car (i looks like if everyone has got thousand of them), the best way you can move around Reykjavík is by bus ( actually there must be the only way since there doenst exists either trams, metros or trains), buses run from early in the morning until 11pm, they are yellow/orange and you pay 220 ISK for a single ticket, the drivier...

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  • Island...how to get there?

    The national airline, Icelandair (FI), operates direct flights to Keflavík from London, New York, Orlando and many European cities. Other, predominantly Scandinavian, carriers also operate services. Flights are operated to the Faroe Islands and Greenland during the summer months.Keflavík (KEF) is 51km (32 miles) southwest of Reykjavík (travel time...

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  • City Bus

    Actually we walked rather than took any public transportation. If not for the cold weather, Reykjavik is a great city to walk in.

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  • FLYBUS

    Flybus - From Keflavik International Airport directly to your hotel/hostel. U.S. planes arrive around the same time in the morning so the buses will be there waiting. Takes about 45 minutes from Keflavik to Reykavik. Cost approx $10 US.Walking - A good way to see the city if your lodging is in or close to the city center. Most of the city...

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  • Around Iceland

    Getting Around Iceland can be quite difficult at times. Fortunately, the island is not that big. The main highway, which circles the Iceland is you starting point for any side trip. All roads in Iceland seems to start from the Ring road (Route 1). If you plan to go off of Route 1, get a car with 4 wheel drive. You won't regret it. Many roads are...

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  • Public transportation

    Altough Icelander seems to have car (everybody) there's quite good public tranportation In Reykjavik. Just go to the bus station and take a map or ask more information. My Icelandic friens told me that busses are bad and slow, but I was very satisfied. I saw much more than city centre by bus. Kopavogur is worth of visiting, and Hafnafjodur too.But...

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  • Icelandair

    There is only one airline that fly here from U.S. & that's Icelandair. Check its official website for discounts at http://www.icelandair.net.Airfares can fluctuate quite a bit depending on the month & date of travel. I paid about US$470 to fly from Boston to Reykjavik but it may be more expensive from June 15 to end August.

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  • In and around Reykjavik

    Getting around Reyjkavik really isn't all too complicated. The inner city is not very large so you should have no problem exploring by foot. There are no subways but they do have a reliable bus system. You can consider using it or call for a cab. The cab, while more convenient, is much more expensive. I recommend walking.

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  • Fly Bus from the Airport

    Take Fly Bus from the Airport to Reykjavik. It's a great introduction to the countryside and it is clean, safe and cheap. It'll run you about $9 (U.S.)

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  • Keflavík Airport is the way to...

    Keflavík Airport is the way to get here. Icelandair has competitive fares from major cities in Europe (London, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, Glasgow, Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam) and the US (NY, Baltimore, Boston, Minneapolis) and offers 1-3 day stopovers on their relatively cheap transatlantic flights. The bus to Reykjavik from there is 900 ISK (10...

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  • Reykjavik is rather small for...

    Reykjavik is rather small for a capital city so it really is a great place for walking. I was there in March,so it was rather cold though ( especially near the waterfront!.....FREEZING!!!) The bus system is good, but be sure to give the exact change! You may also buy a book on ten fares at bus terminals. This may be much more handy for you if you...

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  • with busses from Keflavik. If...

    with busses from Keflavik. If there isn't any strike.Buy a Reykjavík Card (Gestakort Reykjavíkur). There's a 24h, a 48h, and a 72h version. You can take every bus for free, and includes free admission to THERMAL SWIMMING POOLS !!!, National Gallery, Ágrímur Jónsson Collection, Art Musea, Family Park and Zoo, Suburbian Open Air Museum etc.

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  • Although Reykjavik has it's...

    Although Reykjavik has it's own airport, most visitors will arive through the international airport of Kevlavik, about 50 km south-west of the state capitol. Frequent bus-transfers are available.The picture shows Reykjavik airport and a large portion of the city. When using this airport be sure to go to the right terminal! There are two, one for...

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  • Flight times from several...

    Flight times from several cities:Stockholm-Reykjavik 3 hrs 30minLondon-Reykjavik 3 hrs 5min. Copenhagen-Reykjavik 3 hrs 20 min. Frankfurt-Reykjavik 3 hrs 45 min. Paris-Reykjavik 3 hrs 25 min. Amsterdam-Reykjavik 3 hrs 15 min. New York-Reykjavik 5 hrs 30 min A FLY BUS service is operated between Reykjavik and the terminal at Keflavik International...

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  • Airplane or Boat... that's...

    Airplane or Boat... that's it... if you think of another way, please let me know.Walk or use the public transportations. It is cheap and the drivers will give you alot of assistance. Reykjavík Bus Service The Reykjvík Bus Service provides foreign visitors with a pleasant and convenient way to reach all parts of the capital by bus. Whether you want...

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  • We flew Iceland Air into...

    We flew Iceland Air into Keflavik, then took a bus for a modest fee into Reykjavik. This seemed like the best way to go, since the weather was so unpredictable. Everything runs on schedule, so there's no worry about setbacks.The best way to get around the city is definitely on foot! This way, all of the little sides streets, shops and restaurants...

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