How to get from Keflavik to Reykjavik

Getting ready for your visit to Iceland? Did you know that the International Airport is actually in Keflavik and not in Reykjavik like your destination indicates?

Many are in for a surprise when they arrive at the International Airport in Iceland. You’ve actually landed in Keflavik, about 50 km drive from Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. 

Arriving in the afternoon or late in the evening?

Why not spend your first night at B&B Guesthouse in Keflavik Center and start your journey the next day fully relaxed and ready to explore everything that Iceland has to offer?

We offer free pick up service from the International airport, as well as clean rooms with comfortable beds, free WI-FI and continental breakfast at great prices.

We urge our guests to explore everything that the Reykjanes peninsula has to offer but if you’re eager to get to Reykjavik right away, there are several ways to get there.

Getting from Keflavik to Reykjavik?

There are various ways of getting from Keflavik to Reykjavik. We suggest a taxi, travel by bus or rent a car from B&B Guesthouse.

  • Taxi: order a taxi from the local taxi station, A-stöðin at 420-1212
  • Bus: Go by bus from the International Airport, choose from Flybus or Airport Express, or take the local bus from Keflavik to Reykjavik, Route 55, or choose going from: Hringbraut 92, 230 Reykjanesbær and going to: Umferðarmiðstöðin (BSÍ).  The local bus goes from Hringbraut, just around the corner from the Guesthouse to Reykjavik.


Travel safe!

How to be “swimming pool ready” in Iceland

Inspired by Iceland has created a series of academy educational videos on how to behave in Iceland when travelling.

Iceland is an amazing country filled with beautiful nature, wonderful food, and inspiring art and culture, and at the Inspired by Iceland Academy wants to help you get the most out of the experience when travelling in Iceland with educational videos like the one on personal hygiene.

In this Youtube video you’ll get all the insights on what to do before entering any swimming pool, hot tub or lagoon in Iceland.  



Wonders of the Reykjanes Peninsula

A day tour that takes you to the volcanic landscapes of the Reykjanes Peninsula. 

Visting us at B&B Guesthouse in Keflavik Center and want to explore the Reykjanes Peninsula, but you aren’t travelling around in a rental car? Then this might be the way to explore the wonders of the Reykjanes Peninsula.

In this trip places such as the bridge between continents, the Reykjanes lighthouse, Gunnuhver (hot spring), Brimketill rock formation by the Atlantik Ocean, Seltún hot spring area, the mystical lake Kleifarvatn and last but not least we go lava caving to explore the underground of the bláfjöll lava fields, are visited. See more on

Bus schedule to and from Reykjavik to Keflavik

Bus schedule to and from Reykjavik to Keflavik

A new winter bus schedule for 2016 has just been released and can be found here:

On page 1 you’ll see the buses going from Keflavik to Reykjavik and on page 2 you’ll see the buses coming from Reykjavik to Keflavik.

Since the schedule is in Icelandic, here is a translation on the most important words on the schedule:

Mánudaga – föstudaga = Mondays – Fridays

Laugardaga = Saturdays

Sunnudaga = Sundays

Miðstöð = Central station in Keflavik at Nettó grocery store (10 minutes walk from B&B Guesthouse, up Hringbraut)

Fjörður = Fjörður shopping center in Hafnafjörður.

It is possible to take Route number 1 from Umferðamiðstöðin, the central bus station in Reykjavik, to Fjörður.

Guided hikes on Reykjanes


Want to experience somthing entierly different?

You can go on guided hiking tours (in Icelandic) on the Reykjanes Peninsula for only 1500 ISK.

Every Wednesday from May 27th thru August 12th, you can go by bus from Keflavik and experience the beauty on the Reykjanes Peninsula first hand.

The difficulty of the walks vary and they range from 2-3 hours walks up to 6-7 hour walks.

Suggested to have on these trips are:

  • Good hiking boots
  • A pair of hiking sticks
  • Light snack (biscuits, sandwich or fruits)
  • Drinks
  • Outdoor clothing (an extra sweater, extra pair of socks, a hat)

B&B Guesthouse staff will tell you where to go to catch the bus and you can check out the schedule (in Icelandic) here: