When looking for flights to Iceland, always have in mind the time frame from when you are planning your trip, and when you are flying. It shouldn’t be that close, and not even that far away (we can be talking about a year before traveling).
Now with WOW Air out of business, flights are continuing to be a little bit expensive. Companies such as Icelandair, Norwegian Air International, Lufthansa, and United offer good deals depending on where are you traveling from. Prices may vary, but they can oscillate from 300 to 600€ (40,000 to 82,000 ISK) roundtrip.
Getting around the country
It will always depend on the type of trip you are looking for, and where you are staying. The majority of tours include a pick-up and drop-off on specific locations in Reykjavík and other towns. You will find different options like buses, vans, and even private drive tours.
To get around Downtown Reykjavík and other closeby cities, you can use public transportation such as buses or taxis. Cabs can be kind of pricey, so just use them if you really need them maybe very late at night, if you are with a large group of people or to get to/from the airport if you don’t want to take the bus or rent a car.
A one-way bus ticket in Reykjavík costs 3.50€ (460 ISK).
You can buy the bus pass if you are planning on taking the bus many times for 12.800 ISK (92€) for the monthly card. Another option is to buy 20 tickets for a total of 9.100 ISK (66€).
If you are more of an adventurous soul and you are looking to travel all around the country, renting a car is the best solution. The price depends on the size of the vehicle. You can find a small one from 80€ a day or a bigger one for seven people from 250€ a day. Due to the weather, precautions need to be taken care of, and it is vital for you to have an insurance provider. Also, we highly suggest adding the SAP (Sand and Ash Protection) for coverage for the wheels, and the Windshield Protection. The cost of both of these can be around 20€ per day approximately. If you are traveling during the wintertime, it would be better if you rent a 4×4 or an SUV.
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