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Transport

Whether you plan to drive, take a bus, walk, cycle or even fly around the country, there is plenty from which to choose.

Bus tours

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.

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.

Domestic flights

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

Ferries

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

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.

Taxi

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.

Austurland

Towns & Villages

Each town in Austurland has its own characteristics. In some of the coastal villages t, the influence of North European neighbors obvious to everyone. 

The French made a strong impact in Fáskrúðsfjörður where the road signs are made out in French as well as in Icelandic. Norwegian influence is easily detected in the Eskifjörður and Seydisfjörður architecture. No such roots are to be seen in Egilsstadir which is the latest addition to East Iceland agglomeration, founded in the late forties of the 20th century.  

Map Vopnafjörður Borgarfjörður Eystri Egilsstaðir Seyðisfjörður Mjóifjörður Neskaupstaður Breiðdalsvík Eskifjörður Reyðarfjörður Fáskrúðsfjörður Stöðvarfjörður Djúpivogur