Travel

COVID Information

All COVID-19 measures at the Icelandic border have now ended. Thereby no COVID-19 prevention measures will be in place at the border, regardless of whether individuals are vaccinated or unvaccinated. Please note that visa requirements have not changed.

Further information can be found at Covid.is

Flights

  • International travelers will arrive in Keflavik Airport. From there you can take a bus that will bring you to very close to Reykjavik University. From there, you can take a taxi or the Straeto bus system directly to the university.
  • If you choose to rent a car, it is important to know that driving in Iceland is different than most places: Road and Coastal Admin page
  • The weather can be windy, cold, and wet very suddenly. Dress in layers with fleece or wool underneath and a waterproof shell on top.
  • How to get to Reykjavík (and RU) from the Airport

Iceland is only a 3 hours flight from cities in Europe such as London, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, Amsterdam and Paris. There are now many choices available for travelling by air to Iceland. During 2022 two Icelandic airlines will offer regularly scheduled flights from multiple cities in Europe and America. We highly recommend making reservations as early as possible, since Reykjavík is a very popular tourist destination during the summer months and the less expensive tickets are booked fairly quickly.

Icelandair

The main airline in Iceland, Icelandair, offers many direct flights to Reykjavik from multiple cities both in Europe and in America. For online booking and all further information please see www.icelandair.com.

Play Air

PLAY is offering affordable flights to wonderful destinations in Europe. For booking and all further information please see Play

Scandinavian airlines

Please see www.scandinavian.net.

Airport Transportation

Iceland's international airport is at Keflavik, a 40-45 minutes drive from Reykjavik.

Arrivals

A Flybus operates all day from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik in connection with all incoming international flights. Tickets can be bought inside the terminal building at the Flybus booth or at a ticket automaton located by the exit door of the terminal building. Tickets are not sold on board the bus. The Flybus brings passengers to the Flybus terminal at the BSÍ Bus Station in Reykjavik (marked on map – see Accommodation) near the center of town. At the terminal passengers with Flybus Plus tickets board smaller buses which take them to selected hotels and guest houses in Reykjavík. List of hotels and guesthouses with drop-off/pick-up service available can be found here: www.re.is/flybus/flybusplus. Kindly note that not all hotels and guest houses are provided with shuttle service from the BSÍ Bus station, but taxis are available outside the terminal.

Departures

The Flybus operates all day in connection with all outgoing flights. Scheduled departures are from the BSÍ Bus Station in Reykjavík. Pick-up service is available from selected hotels and guest houses in Reykjavík for passengers holding Flybus Plus tickets (www.re.is/flybus/flybusplus). The day before departure, passengers need to inform the reception desk staff of their hotel/guest house that they want the Flybus to pick them up the following day.

All further Flybus information under www.re.is/flybus

Taxi service between Keflavik and Reykjavík is also available, the fare costs from ISK 20,000 during daytime hours

Local Transportation

Reykjavik University is located next to Öskjuhlíð hill, one of Reykjavík's green areas shaped by the Ice Age. Bus line 5 stops in front of the university (Direction Nautholl – HR, terminal station). You can enter line 5 at Hlemmur, one of Reykjavik's central bus hubs.

You can buy single trip tickets on the bus for 440 ISK. You must pay the exact fare in cash. The driver will not change and will not accept credit cards. If you use the Straeto app, you can register your credit card and use it to pay on the bus. Additional fees may apply for a mobile phone data connection. Multi-day passes and a 20 ride ticket are available at select places .

During the summer season, buses will run every 30 minutes during the day times.

For more information on local buses, check http://www.straeto.is/english/. You can use the trip planner to check the best route from your hotel to Reykjavik University.

Tourist Information

For Tourist Information, please refer to:


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