When arriving in Iceland you’ll need to transport from Keflavík International Airport, which is located 48 km from the city center. There is a range of bus companies that have buses connecting the airport with Reykjavík. Cars can also be rented from the airport but in that case, pre-booking is highly recommended.
Reykjavik city is very easy to navigate, whether you are traveling by foot, public transport or car. If you are planning to spend some time in the city and you don’t have access to a car, we recommend staying near the 101 Reykjavík district, however, there are numerous ways to getting around in Reykjavík.
The bus system in Reykjavík is called Strætó and is fairly good. It operates regular buses around Reykjavík and its suburbs along with long-distance buses to other parts of the country. It has online schedules and a smartphone app which makes it easy to figure out the timetables and destinations. Buses usually run from 7 am until 11 pm or midnight with 20-30 minutes intervals. The bus fare is 420 kr and one can buy tickets at the bus terminal, pay on board (cash only and no change is given) or by using the app. The two central bus stops are at Hlemmur, at the eastern end of Laugavegur, and Lækjartorg square, in the centre of town.
Taxis are also available 24/7 in Reykjavík. All taxis have official mileage meters, however, taxi prices are expensive. Flagfall starts at around 680 kr and tipping is not required. There are usually taxis outside bus stations, airports and bars on weekend nights, plus on Bankastræti near Lækjargata. Some taxi companies offer special prices on transport to and from Keflavik Airport, which is around 40 minutes drive from Reykjavík’s city centre.