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Strætó and Buses

The main public bus network is operated by Strætó, company run by the municipalities that make up the greater capital region, Reykjavík, Kópavogur, Hafnarfjörður, Garðabær, Mosfellsbær and Seltjarnarnes.

However, the route system stretches far out from the capital region. Please visit bus.is for information about routes, timetables, fares, and other things you need to know to use the public bus system.


If you need to go far or if the weather is giving you trouble, you can take a public bus (Strætó). The public bus system is extensive and you can travel far outside of the capital region by Strætó. You can buy a bus pass online through your phone using an app called Klappið.

Local public bus operations in the countryside:

East: East Iceland Public Bus Service

North: Strætisvagnar Akureyrar

Westfjords: Strætisvagnar Ísafjarðar

West: Bus transport in Akranes

South: Selfoss and surrounding region.

Private buses on schedule

In addition to the public bus system, there are private bus companies that help extend the bus network, covering the majority of the country as well as the highlands:

Trex offers daily transfers to Þórsmörk, Landmannalaugar and Skógar, every summer.

Reykjavík Excursions operates a highland bus schedule during the summer months.

A bus to and from Keflavík airport is operated by Reykjavík ExcursionsAirport Direct and Gray Line.

There are many other private bus companies that offer tours on demand as private tours, scheduled day-tours to tourist spots and more.