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Arriving

By Plane: International flights arrive at Keflavík International Airport (www.isavia.is/en/keflavik-airport), about 50km (31 miles) southwest of Reykjavík. Taxis into the city cost around 16,000kr for up to four people, so most visitors come to town on the Flybus (www.re.is). Tickets are 5,500kr for adults, 2,750kr for children 12 to 15, and free for children 11 and under. Taxis and the Flybus are clearly positioned outside the arrival hall; both accept credit cards. The Flybus stops at the BSÍ bus terminal, almost all hotels and guesthouses, and the City Hostel. If your accommodation isn’t on the list of Flybus stops, it may offer a free transfer from the BSÍ terminal, or there might be a stop within easy walking distance. If that fails, you could still save money by taking the Flybus to the BSÍ terminal and catching a taxi from there. Flybus departures from Reykjavík to the airport are timed to coincide with departing international flights.

Domestic flights (and flights from Greenland and the Faeroe Islands) arrive at Reykjavík Airport (www.isavia.is/en/reykjavik-airport), just south of the city. 

By Ferry: No scheduled international ferries arrive in Reykjavík; ferries from Europe arrive at Seyðisfjörður on the east coast.

Visitor Information

Information Offices: The main Tourist Information Office (www.visitreykjavik.is; daily 8am–8pm) is in the City Hall, beside Tjörnin pond. On the premises is a stunning scale model of Iceland, a fee-free tour office, which can book places to stay, car rentals, and tours. The office has an extensive selection of brochures, guides, maps, and other information about Iceland, arranged by region.

Online: Run by the city’s tourist office, www.visitreykjavik.is has thorough, well-mapped listings of hotels, restaurants, museums, and sights, as well as a schedule of events. What’s On in Iceland (www.whatson.is) covers dining, places to stay, and city activities and events. The Reykjavík Grapevine (www.grapevine.is), a free English-language circular, is a useful guide to current happenings.

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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.