By air

The main international airport in Iceland is Keflavik International Airport (KEF), 50 km of Reykjavik. Other international airports include: Akureyri Airport (AEY) and Egilsstaðir Airport (EGS). The national carrier Iceland Air offers regular all-year flights to United Kingdom (London, Glasgow), Denmark (Copenhagen, Faroe Islands), Norwey (Oslo), Sweden (Stockholm), the Netherlands (Amsterdam), Germany (Hamburg, Frankfurt) and Luxembourg. There are also seasonal flights to France (Paris), Switzerland (Zurich), Austria (Vienna), Spain (Barcelona) and Italy (Milan). Other airlines that offer flights from Europe to Iceland are Iceland Express and SAS.

Iceland Air schedules: www.icelandair.com

Iceland Express schedules: www.icelandexpress.com
Keflavik International Airport: www.keflavikairport.com

By sea

The main international seaport in Iceland is located in Reykjavik. Smyril Line offers ferry routes from Norway and Denmark to Iceland. Eimskip offers routes from Denmark, Germany, Finland, Sweden and Norway to Iceland.

Smyril Line schedules: www.smyril-line.com

Eimskip schedules: www.eimskip.com


By bus/tram

Iceland has an efficient bus network which links most major towns. Tickets for buses can be bought on board with cash or credit card. Buses are reliable but rather expensive. In some cases it may turn out that travelling by plane is actually cheaper than by bus. Public transport in major towns such as Reykjavik or Akureyri is also very efficient. Tickets can be both on board (if one has a correct amount of currency) or at the main bus stations.

By train

There are no railroads in Iceland.

By taxi

Taxis can be found at taxi ranks which are located next to hotels, airports and bus stations. They can also be ordered by the phone. Taxis have taximeters. If a yellow sign on the roof of the taxi is lighted, it means that it is unoccupierd.

By car

Travelling around Iceland by car can be the most enjoyable and, if one have companions, the cheapest way. It also gives great flexibility and freedom, especially when driving a 4WD vehicle. Driving is on the right side of the road. International and foreign (European, US, Canadian, Australian) driving licenses are accepted. Driver must also have insurance documents and ownership/rental documents. It is forbidden to drive under the influence of alcohol. Use of seat belts is mandatory. The headlights must always be on. Driver and passengers must wear seat belts. Children under age of 12 years are not permitted to travel in front seats. Children under age of 6 must sit in child car seats. Speed limits: residential areas – 30 km/h, urban areas – 50 km/h, gravel roads – 80 km/h, paved roads – 90 km/h. The minimum driving age is 18. It is recommended to have sunglasses.