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How to Reach Reykjavik from India

There are no direct flights from India and you can use any of the Schengen countries as a stop. Traveling through UK requires a special transit visa unless you already have an entry visa for UK therefore avoid UK. Some suggested connections to Reykjavik include Paris, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Oslo, Frankfurt, Stockholm and Helsinki. Multiple layover flights will be cheaper and cost around INR 50000 - 60000.

How to reach Reykjavik by flight

Two airports are present in Reykjavik, one for domestic and the other for international flights. Keflavic International Airport serves as the entry point for most travellers and is located around 50 km southwest of Reykjavik. Icelandair is the major carrier that supports flights from various parts of Europe and North America. WowAir is another carrier with similar cities of origin. To get to the Reykjavik city centre from the airport you can use private taxis, public bus transport or private buses that ply regularly from the airport. The Reykjavik airport is the one used for domestic flights and you can use that if you are reaching there from other parts of Iceland. Air Iceland and Eagle Air are the major carriers.

How to reach Reykjavik by road

Cabs are expensive and should be avoided for long distance travel. Renting a car, although easy, might take a hit on your pocket. You can use the Reykjanesbraut to enter the city if coming from the west or the Kelflavic airport. The Ring Road enters the city from both north and east and can be used as per need.

How to reach Reykjavik by train

No rail network in Iceland as such.

How to reach Reykjavik by bus

Straeto is the public bus transport that operates services to various parts of Iceland. They have an excellent website/app and scheduler that makes it easier for travellers to book their local travel. You can also book bus tickets from various private companies that operate in Iceland.

How to reach Reykjavik by Waterways

Several cruise ships stop in Reykjavik each summer and usually arrive at Sundahofn which is about 3 km from the city centre. You can visit the website Cruise Iceland to check out different operators that ply cruises to Reykjavik.

Local transport in Reykjavik

Walking in Reykjavik is highly recommended as a lot of tourist attractions are within walking distances. Cycling is also a popular means of getting around the city since Reykjavik has an excellent sidewalk and cycle-lane system that covers the entire city. City Walks Maps are available at Tourist Information Centres for reference. Reykjavik also operates an excellent public transportation system of buses called Straeto that cater to tourist places in and around the city as well as long-distances between 7 AM and 11 PM daily. The bus fare is ISK 350 and you are expected to tender exact change. If you need two buses to reach your destination you should ask the driver for a return ticket that is valid for 75 minutes. A good option for intra-city travel is to buy a Reykjavik City Card that is valid for 24, 36 or 72 hours of unlimited travel (prices range from ISK 3500 - 5500). A great thing about the City Card is that it allows you free entry to a lot of museums, galleries and all pools in Reykjavik. It also gives you a free ferry ride to Videy Island and discounts on other tours. If you plan to use rent a car to travel to visit nearby places expect that to cost ISK 5000 - 12000 per day for rental and fuel expenses depending upon the type of car.

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