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Getting around South Iceland

Car Rentals

There are plenty of car rentals throughout the country. Some are part of an international chain and others are privately owned. Prices and quality may vary so it’s important to examine carefully all the possibilities.

Bus Tours

Buses operate all over the country. Some routes are driven year round but some roads are only open during the summer. Detailed maps of different routes are available at the tourist information centers as well as in certain other public areas.

Domestic Flights

Iceland has a few airlines, international and domestic flights can be booked through their websites or via telephone.


Several ferries sail from the mainland to the local islands. The international ferry 'Norræna' also docks in the east coast town of Seyðisfjörður.

Motorhome and Camper Rental

Find here where you can rent a motorhome or a camper in South Iceland.

Bicycle Rentals

Short and long term bicycle rentals as well as guided bicycle tours are available.

Public Transportation

Buses go around the greater city area every day from early in the morning until late in the evening. The same bus company also has scheduled routes outside of the city. For frequent users, special bus cards are a good alternative but those who use the bus less frequently may want to purchase some bus tickets at a slight discount.


Public transportation in South Iceland


Most of the more populated areas of Iceland have taxis. They all have meters, and charge a starting fee in addition to charging by the minute.

To Iceland by Sea

Although the most common way of traveling to and from Iceland is by air, many travel by ship. The ferry 'Norræna' docks in the east part of Iceland and several cruise ships also visit during the summer, docking in other parts of the country.