Local Transport


The public bus network in Iceland is called Strætó. Our public buses have a distinct yellow color and they are easily recognizable on the streets. (See picture to left) Strætó is owned and operated by the six municipalities which make up the capital area (Reykjavík, Kópavogur, Garðabær, Hafnarfjörður, Mosfellsbær, and Seltjarnarnes).

Local bus networks also operate in Akureyri, Ísafjörður, Reykjanesbær and Eastfjords areas.

Strætó Homepage


Most taxis in Iceland operate in the Capital area, but many of the larger towns also offer services.
Outside of Reykjavík, it’s usually wise to prebook.
The cars can be of any type and color, on the top there should be a yellow TAXI sign, in the window is the Taxi number and station information.
Taxis are metered and can be pricey, ask the driver before the trip starts about any extra fees, like when traveling from the international airport there is a fee that the drivers add on afterward. Tipping is not expected.

(www.safetravel.is) Learn about minimizing risks while traveling in Iceland.
This handy website is full of knowledge for travelers.
Icelandic Met Office
(www.vedur.is) Never underestimate the weather in Iceland, or its impact on your travels. Get a reliable forecast from this site (or call +354 902 0600, and press 1 after the introduction).
If you want the information directly to your phone download its app, too (called Veður).
(www.road.is) Iceland’s road administration site details road openings and closings around the country. Vital if you plan to explore Iceland’s little-visited corners and remote highlands, and for information about winter road access.
Carpooling in Iceland
(www.samferda.is) Handy site that helps drivers and passengers to link up. Passengers often pay some of the petrol bill. It’s a savvy alternative to hitching (for passengers), and a way to help pay for car rental and fuel (for drivers).