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The world’s northernmost capital, Reykjavik boasts inspiring design and architecture, a rich arts and culture scene, and a host of outdoor activities and attractions. Its many museums, shops and restaurants, and vibrant nightlife options are sure to keep you entertained. The city experiences distinct summer and winter seasons. During the cold and wet winter months from November – March, the area is often blanketed in snow, and average temperatures drop to approximately 28 degrees Fahrenheit. You’ll need to dress in warm, thermal clothing, so bring your winter essentials such as boots, gloves and hats, to be comfortable while enjoying the attractions during this time of the year. An abundance of festivals and slashed rates on flights and hotels make up for the dark atmosphere and cold, wet climate. Traveling in sleds is not only popular, but also the easiest way to commute during this time. The summer months from June – August promise long days with almost 20 hours of daily sunshine, a phenomenon called the midnight sun. Pleasant average temperatures of 45 – 50 degrees Fahrenheit make it the perfect time to enjoy a host of outdoor activities, camps and events. The Northern Lights can be viewed from September – April, but the best time to see them is around the vernal equinox in March or the autumnal equinox in September.


Reykjavik flight deals found on momondo

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Icelandair
Icelandair
10 Feb
BOS
Boston Logan Intl airport
5h 05m
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl airport
Icelandair
11 Mar
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl airport
5h 50m
BOS
Boston Logan Intl airport
359 USD
KLM
KLM
23 Apr
BOS
Boston Logan Intl airport
17h 14m
1 Stop
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl airport
KLM
27 Apr
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl airport
11h 38m
1 Stop
BOS
Boston Logan Intl airport
359 USD
Icelandair
Icelandair
09 Mar
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
5h 35m
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl airport
Icelandair
13 Mar
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl airport
6h 20m
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
359 USD
Icelandair
Icelandair
10 Mar
EWR
Newark airport
5h 30m
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl airport
Icelandair
18 Mar
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl airport
6h 20m
EWR
Newark airport
359 USD
Delta
Delta
12 Apr
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
5h 48m
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl airport
Delta
20 Apr
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl airport
6h 14m
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
364 USD
Delta
Delta
10 Jun
BOS
Boston Logan Intl airport
15h 45m
1 Stop
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl airport
Delta
16 Jun
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl airport
11h 48m
1 Stop
BOS
Boston Logan Intl airport
367 USD
Major Airline
Major Airline
18 May
BOS
Boston Logan Intl airport
5h 00m
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl airport
Major Airline
17 Jun
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl airport
5h 25m
BOS
Boston Logan Intl airport
402 USD
Icelandair
Icelandair
10 Feb
BOS
Boston Logan Intl airport
5h 05m
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl airport
Icelandair
11 Mar
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl airport
5h 50m
BOS
Boston Logan Intl airport
359 USD
Delta
Delta
28 May
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
5h 49m
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl airport
Delta
31 May
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl airport
6h 01m
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
372 USD
Icelandair
Icelandair
10 Mar
EWR
Newark airport
5h 30m
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl airport
Icelandair
18 Mar
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl airport
6h 20m
EWR
Newark airport
359 USD
Icelandair
Icelandair
09 Mar
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
5h 35m
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl airport
Icelandair
13 Mar
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl airport
6h 20m
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
359 USD
Delta
Delta
12 Apr
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
5h 48m
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl airport
Delta
20 Apr
KEF
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl airport
6h 14m
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
364 USD

Which is the cheapest airline for flights to Reykjavik?

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Direct international flights from the U.S. to Reykjavik are available from Delta Air Lines, WOW air, and Icelandair. A handful of other airlines fly this sector and offer flights with 1 or more stops. You can choose from jetBlue, SAS, Finnair, British Airways, Lufthansa, American Airlines, and Norwegian.


How to get from the airport to Reykjavik city center?

Below you will find all the airports in Reykjavik along with the distance from the city center
Reykjavik Keflavik Intl
24 mi from city center
Reykjavik Domestic
2 mi from city center

Keflavik Airport (KEF)

Also known as Reykjavik-Keflavik Airport, KEF is approximately 31 miles southwest of Reykjavik. Here are a few options for getting from the airport into the Reykjavik city center.

Buses

Gray Line Iceland operates the Airport Express service between KEF airport and Reykjavik. Buses leave from the airport 35 – 45 minutes after each scheduled arriving flight. To book a seat, head to the Gray Line Iceland sales office in the arrivals hall. The journey to the city center takes approximately 45 minutes, and a one-way fare is 2,400 ISK, while a round trip costs 3,900 ISK. With a similar journey time and departures, you may also choose Flybus, with buses from the airport to BSÍ Bus Terminal in Reykjavik. The one-way fare on Flybus is 2,700 ISK. Strætó, the official public transport provider, operates local bus route #55 that runs from the airport to central Reykjavik, 9 times a day. The one-way fare is 460 ISK and travel time varies between 60 – 75 minutes, depending on the time of day. If you plan to rely on local buses for subsequent travel within the city, you might consider purchasing a one-day pass for 1,700 ISK.

Taxis

Several taxi companies operate outside KEF. Some companies like Hreyfill and BSR charge flat rates based on destination, while others run metered taxis. The ride to the city center take approximately 50 – 60 minutes. A flat rate taxi from Hreyfill will cost you 16,000 ISK for 1 – 4 passengers and 21,500 ISK for 5 – 8 passengers for a one-way trip. BSR taxis charges 13,500 ISK for 1 – 4 passengers, and 16,900 ISK for 5 – 8 passengers.

Car rentals

Only a handful of car rental companies operate from KEF. You can look for options and deals on car rentals with momondo.


Popular routes to Reykjavik

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How to get around in Reykjavik?

Like most cities in Iceland, Reykjavik relies heavily on public transportation. The city’s focus on public transport is not only to help citizens and visitors get around efficiently, but also to promote environmentally friendly systems. Here is a rundown of the various options.

Buses

Strætó operates an extensive network of buses connecting all parts of the city. Regular fare for a single ride is 460 ISK, while a day pass with unlimited travel costs 1,700 ISK. You can also enjoy a sightseeing bus tour offered by Reykjavik Excursion. The tours cost between 9,900 ISK – 29,900 ISK per person depending on the package you select.

Taxis

Several taxi companies offer services in and around Reykjavik. The fares depend on which taxi company you choose and the distance traveled.

Driving

Many of the tourist attractions in Reykjavik are away from the city center. Driving is a convenient way to explore the city and its outskirts. However, if you intend to hire a car, it is advisable to familiarize yourself with the driving and safety rules of Iceland.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Reykjavik?

U.S. citizens do not need a visa to enter Iceland for tourism or business purposes under 90 days. For other nationalities, please check the Schengen Visa Info website.


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Additional info and tips about visiting Reykjavik

Things to do and places of interest in Reykjavik

Vibrant and colorful, Reykjavik caters to travelers with diverse preferences. You can pack your itinerary with a variety of activities and attractions related to art, history, culture, nature, food and shopping. Here are some suggestions on what to see and do when visiting Reykjavik.

  • Tour the popular visitor sites such as Hallgrímskirkja cathedral, Harpa concert hall, Sculpture and Shore Walk, and the iconic Sun Voyager sculpture.
  • Do the museum circuit. Visit museums such as the National Gallery of Iceland, National Museum of Iceland, The Settlement Exhibition, Culture House, the Árbaer Open Air Museum, the Saga Museum, and the Reykjavik Maritime Museum.
  • Go cycling, walking, hiking, fishing, boating, or simply relax and enjoy a picnic lunch in the beautiful parks, green spaces, and recreational areas in and around Reykjavik. The notable ones include Elliðaárdalur Valley, Krýsuvík Geothermal Area, and Viðey Island.
  • Your trip to Iceland is complete only after you’ve experienced the Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis. The breathtaking sight lighting up the night sky is especially brilliant in the winter months. Drive to the outskirts of the city to find darker skies, or join an organized tour that will drive you to the best viewing sites outside the city.
  • Drive along the 190-mile Golden Circle route that runs by the Thingvellir National Park. Check out the majestic Golden Falls and the geothermal Haukadalur Valley Strokkur geyser, gushing water 60 to 100 feet into the air every 5 minutes.
  • Walk around the bustling Old Harbor area, and sample meals and drinks from a variety of restaurants and bars. Don’t miss the lively entertainment and street performances.
  • Shop for clothes, souvenirs, and specialty foods, and sample delicious international cuisine along Laugavegur Street.
  • Relax in steaming, blue waters at the geothermal mineral spa Blue Lagoon, located about 30 miles southwest of Reykjavik, or visit some of the other thermal pools and spas in the city.

Tips and tricks for visiting Reykjavik

Appreciate the region’s wildlife and marine life

Reykjavik and its outskirts offers plenty of activities, including coastal bike tours and angling adventures to learn how to catch trout, the Icelandic way. You can also book a relaxed whale-watching tour, walk among rare animal species as part of a wildlife adventure tour, or visit some of the farms in the area that offer horseback riding tours on Iceland’s iconic, sturdy horses.

Invest in a Reykjavik City Card

It’s worth purchasing a Reykjavik City Card, which allows free entry to various museums, thermal pools, and other attractions. The card also features unlimited free use of public transport and ferries to Viðey Island, plus discounts and offers on a host of restaurants, tours and concerts. Cards are available for 24, 48, and 72-hour durations and the card cost for adults ranges from 3,800 ISK – 6,500 ISK.


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