Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland, that combines colourful buildings, history, contemporary art museums, galleries and shops featuring cutting edge Icelandic design. The city is surrounded by incredible nature, snow-capped mountains, crystal clear air, geothermal spas and it’s the perfect place to see the Northern Lights. There are cool cafes, bars and restaurant to enjoy serving up Icelandic cuisine, plus a lively music and nightlife scene. Be sure to visit the Old town to see Icelandic horses roaming around, the peaceful Tjörnin lake and enjoy an opera show or tour of Reykjavík’s sparkling Harpa concert hall, located at the water’s edge. The city may be small, though it’s loaded with things to do.
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When to visit
The best time to visit Reykjavik-Keflavik is from June to August, with up to 20 hours of daylight and warmer temperatures (for Iceland). Temperatures in summer range between 9°C and 11°C. Another popular time to visit to see the Northern Lights is from September through to March, as the nights are longest. It's very cold, so be sure to pack a warm jacket, gloves and boots. Temperatures range from freezing to 5°C.
What is the main airport called?
Keflavík Airport (KEF). Also known as Reykjavík–Keflavík Airport, is the largest airport in Iceland and the country's main international airport. The airport is 3 km west of Keflavík and 50 km southwest of Reykjavík.
Arriving in Reykjavík
The helpful staff at Keflavík Airport will greet you when you land and assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Reykjavik from Keflavík Airport
There are several modes of transport options available at Keflavík Airport, making travelling into the city centre easy. Choose from bus, coach, taxi or car rental, depending on your travel needs. Scheduled buses are available from Keflavík Airport, meeting each flight to take you to your accommodation. It's best to book your ticket in advance. If you choose to take public transportation (called Strætó in Icelandic), buses are available from both terminals. The Flybus Airport Shuttle offers scheduled trips between Reykjavík Airport and Keflavík Airport. Airport taxis are available 24 hours a day for a convenient way to travel. It takes about 45 minutes to get to Reykjavík from Keflavik Airport. Car rental is available, with service desks located in the terminal arrivals hall and it's best to book in advance.
Getting around Reykjavík
Getting around Reykjavik-Keflavik is easy with a range of transport options to suit your needs. Choose from bus, taxi, walking, car or join a tour. The easiest (and most affordable) way to explore central Reykjavik is to walk. Exploring the city is a wonderful way to see the old style wood-framed houses, mixed with a creative collection of architecture. To get to and from Reykjavik's major towns and the city centre, you can use Straetó, the country's public bus system. Straetó's yellow buses make multiple stops within downtown Reykjavik. If you choose to explore Reykjavík by bus you might also want to buy the Reykjavík City Card. The card gives you unlimited travel on city buses as well as discounts to major attractions. If you want to avoid navigating Iceland's roads on your own, it’s a great idea to join a tour. Your guide can provide information about the attractions and it’s the best way to see the Blue Lagoon. Reykjavik has taxis which can be hailed on the street or from a taxi stand. Car hire is available with agencies in town, though the roads can be icy so it's best to stick to taxis or public transport.
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