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Domestic Air Terminal

Icelandair maintains a domestic network based in Reykjavík with destinations around the island and flights to the Faroe Islands and Greenland (some of these flights depart from Keflavík Airport). Popular destinations include Akureyri and Ísafjörður, the biggest towns in the north of Iceland and the Westfjords, respectively. Alternatively, this is also where you would go to go on a sightseeing flight or a helicopter tour.

Reykjavík Domestic Airport
+354 570 3000 | Website

From & to the Keflavík Airport

The airport bus service is the most straightforward option for transfers between the airport and Reykjavík, taking you from the airport to the downtown BSÍ bus terminal, or, for an added fee, straight to your hotel. You can also use the public transport service Strætó or grab a taxi that takes you from door to door, especially if you’re in a larger group. Driving time through the mossy lava fields of Reykjanes peninsula to the capital is about 50 minutes. There are no trains in Iceland.

Flybus (flugrútan)
+354 580 5400 |

Airport Express by Gray Line Iceland
+354 540 1313 | Website

TAXIS in Reykjavík

You can get a taxi by calling a taxi company or by going to a taxi stand. During the day, taxis are stationed by many major hotels and popular attractions. At night, after the buses stop running, taxis are stationed downtown, taking people home after a night out. Taxis in Iceland accept both cash and cards. Now there is also a local app with a version of ride share like Uber or Bolt, called Hopp. You can book a ride through their app.

+354 588 5522

Bifreiðastöð Reykjavíkur
+354 561 0000

Day tour pick-up/drop-off points

To keep Reykjavík’s centre safe and clean, big tour buses are not allowed to drive just anywhere. Therefore, if you’ve booked a day tour or airport transfer, your bus will leave from a designated pick-up point. These bright pink and blue bus stops are located in the downtown area and easily accessible. You should find one near your accommodation in the city centre.

You can find an overview of the pick-up/drop-off points on

City Bus (Strætó)

The city bus is the most common form of public transportation in Reykjavík and the instantly recognisable yellow buses should be able to take you anywhere you need to go, within and outside the city limits. Bus maps are available at bus stations and tourist information centres. Most bus stops also include a route map. You can go to or download the Klapp mobile app and get precise directions about which buses to take.

Operating hours: Daily from 6.30/7.00 until midnight, except on Sundays and most holidays, when it runs from 11.30/12.00 until midnight. There is no bus service on Good Friday, Easter, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Fares and tickets: A single trip costs ISK 550 at the time of writing and can be bought through the mobile app Klapp, through disposable paper cards, plastic cards or with cash on the bus. The Reykjavík City Card provides free use of the bus system and is available for 24, 48, or 72 hours.

Going out of town: The city buses also run to some of the larger towns in the countryside and to Keflavik Airport. For destinations, routes, and schedules, consult or use the Klapp app. Prices and frequency of departure vary, depending on your destination. Tickets can be bought through the Klapp app and buses leaving the city accept cash. They also have Wi-Fi and electric sockets. Bus rides out of the city are dependent on the weather so be sure to consult the forecast, especially if you’re travelling in winter.