Getting around Reykjavik is quite simple; or rather, there are no railway lines, subways, tramways, qundi, it goes without saying, that the only transport possibilities; are the car rental and the public / private transport network.

Although moving for Reyjkiavik is advisable on foot or by bike, since the main attractions are gathered and not far from each other; you may need to travel by bus, here we will give you the info on city buses and related tickets or season tickets.


In all the population centers of the island there are numerous public or private companies (around 22) that rent a road service, both urban and suburban.

The Bifreidastod Islands BSI, the consortium of long-distance bus lines in Iceland, has covered the country for decades with an adequate transport network.

Official Website:

Reykjavik located in the south-western part of Iceland is managed for road transport by the company: Strætó

Reykjavik city bus stations are located in Hlemmur and Laekjartorg.


On city buses, you have the opportunity to buy tickets on board, at the driver's seat, but the advice we give you is to get organized with the exact coins or banknotes; as the driver may not have the change or rest.

The one-way ticket costs about 350 Isk (Icelandic Crown), which is equivalent to about 2.20 €

You can also buy a carnet from 10 tickets.

The Reykjavik Tourist Card:

In our opinion this is the best solution, in fact, allows you to visit several museums, galleries and swimming pools for free, and to use unlimited public transport.


The card is available for 1 (13 €), 2 (19 €) or 3 days (25 €).



Another means of transport that we recommend to use is the bike, in the center there are several Rent a Bike; Reyjkiavik due to its flat shape lends itself very well to this type of transport, ecological and healthy.

Furthermore, along the entire belt road of the Capital, there are very interesting cycle and scenic routes.


The main road that runs around the village is the Route 1, bearing in mind that most of the population lives in the capital, using the 1 Route; you can reach many neighboring towns from Reyjkiavik.

Recall that the guide in Iceland is on the right, also all the secondary roads that lead to plateaus and mountains are closed until June.

Kanoa recommends the official website of the company that manages the motorway network (Vegagerdin); in order to be always informed about the conditions of the roads, before getting in the car.

Road Network Company Website:

Car rental in Iceland is particularly preferred by tourists who visit the island and the city of Reyjkiavik.

In our opinion this is a great option; both for total independence, and for the opportunity to reach the major tourist and nature sites in comfort.

Car rentals in Iceland are quite expensive; all major companies offer rental packages including CDW insurance and mileage between 100 / 200 km per day.

Kanoa reminds that in Iceland to rent a car you must have completed 23 years and be in possession of a credit card.