Traveling by Rental Car
If you’d sooner not fight the crowds on public transport, or just want to travel at your own pace, a rental car is a great option. Most of the major car rental companies in Iceland will provide a pick-up service, for a small fee of course. The fee you pay may seem like an inconvenience, but it is still less than the cost of a bus ticket.
The biggest bonus of renting a car is that you can stop and take a closer look at the sights as you travel. The road from the airport to Reykjavik is a pretty easy drive, as you can see from this map.
Taking the Bus from Keflavík Airport
A pair of different bus services are available: Flybus and Airport Express. Both services are essentially the same and have similar pricing models. That said, they each come with their own benefits:
Flybus: Will pick up from all flights. – Will drop off at your hotel or guesthouse for 500 ISK per person. – Free Wifi is provided on their buses.
Airport Express: Advance booking is required in order to guarantee a seat.- Will drop off at most major Reykjavik hotels and guesthouses at no additional cost.- Wifi is not provided.
Traveling by taxi from Keflavík Airport
Taxi services in Reykjavik are both reliable and reasonably priced. They run on a meter, and you can expect to pay about 15.000 ISK for a group of up to 4 people.
City Taxi may be a small company, but they are also very reliable. They will get you to your destination on time, an offer vehicles that have wheelchair access.
Finding a cab in the arrivals area of the airport is usually pretty easy, but if you don’t want to wait, you can always call ahead and reserve a vehicle in advance. There is real peace of mind in knowing that a car will be waiting for you.
If money is tight, there are other ways to get where you need to go. Hitchhiking is quite common in Iceland, and is a relatively safe way to get around. Only take rides from those that you feel comfortable with, and that you feel you can trust. There is no guarantee that anyone will stop for you, so be prepared to do a little bit of hiking along this route.
Even if you are in good shape and want to take in the scenery, walking that distance is not really your best option. Talk to some of the locals in the airport and ask if they would be willing to give you a ride into Reykjavik. This is a pretty common route, so there are sure to be plenty of folks making the trip. They may not get you to your final destination, but getting you into Reykjavik makes the last leg of your journey a relatively easy one.
Travel Guide Iceland Reykjavík (Iceland)