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How to get around in Iceland without a car

Are you planning on travelling to Iceland without renting a car? Even though Icelanders are in the top 5 for the most motor vehicles per capita in the world, it is possible to get around without driving everywhere. We have compiled a list for you of how to get around in Iceland without a car

Posted by: Birta Bjornsdottir


Walking

If you plan on staying in downtown Reykjavik for the majority of your trip, you should be able to walk everywhere. Reykjavik is a small city with only 120.000 habitants which makes it the perfect city for walking around in. Just be prepared for any type of weather!

Bus

If you need to travel within the Reykjavik area but don’t feel like walking, you can take the bus. The bus company in Iceland even has a handy app where you can figure out how to get to where you want to go. The app even allows you to pay with your credit card so you don’t need to have any money on you.

Taxi

Another possibility when travelling within the Reykjavik area is to take a taxi. You can either go to a spot downtown where all of the taxis arrive, or you can call and order one. The cabs come quickly but they can be a little bit pricey so if you are on a budget, you might want to use these sparingly.

Day Tours

If you want to get out of Reykjavik for a day and go out and explore the nature, taking a day tour is perfect for you. You will get picked up close to where you are staying and taken on a tour wherever you desire in Iceland. Exploring the amazing scenery is the reason most people go to Iceland, so we strongly suggest that you get out of the capital! Here are some of the day tours that we offer

Overnight Tours

If you want to go out of the capital for more than a day, and we highly suggest this, it is best for you to schedule an overnight tour. You will get picked up close to where you are staying and taken on a tour wherever you desire in Iceland. Staying overnight gives you the possibilities to explore more of Iceland and to see the midnight sun or the northern lights, depending on when you are in Iceland. Everything will be arranged for you, all you need to do is show up and enjoy! Hereare some of the multi-day tours that we offer