TRAVELLING AROUND ICELAND
Domestic Transportation in and around IcelandGetting around in Iceland is easy during the summermonths, but can be more challenging during winter months. This is not to say that automobile touring isn't possible, but allowances for weather should be made. Car rental agencies are found in most major towns.
The domestic airlines provide a reliable form of transport in the winter. In the summer, the airlines have daily flights between Reykjavík and most major destinations.
Iceland has no railways and its highway system is the among the least developed in Europe. However, Bifreiðastöð Íslands (BSÍ), a collective organization of long-distance bus lines, does a tidy job of covering the country with a feasible, network.
There are also a number of ferry services connecting ports. An increasing number of visitors are trying cycling as a mode of transport. Bikes can be rented in most urban centers, as well as at hotels, hostels, and guesthouses. Local transport includes municipal buses and taxis.
There are several car rental agencies in Iceland. Cars can be booked through a travel agent or an airline, at airports or directly after arrival in Iceland. Many types of cars are available, from small family cars to powerful 4-wheel-drive vehicles.
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If you want to spend your time on the road looking at the Icelandic nature, then traveling by bus is a convenient way to travel. Scheduled buses to and around the country can be found via BSÍ (Bifreiðastöð Íslands), the Grey Hound of Iceland, and also there are many tour-operators offering bus tours to specific sites and destinations all over Iceland.
While in Iceland, you can choose from a wide range of domestic flights leaving from Reykjavík Airport to various locations in the country. This is a quick, scenic way to see the most of Iceland in a limited amount of time.
Ferries are used to reach some destinations in Iceland, including the islands around the country, like Vestmannaeyjar, Grímsey, and Hrísey. There is also a ferry that sails across Breiðafjörður, for easy access to the West fjords.
Vestmannaeyjar: The Ferry Herjólfur serves the route between Vestmannaeyjar and Þorlákshöfn daily all year round.
Here's a list of ferry routes in Iceland
Vestmannaeyjar - Þorlákshöfn , Stykkishólmur - Brjánslækur, Ísafjörður - Djúp, Dalvík - Grímsey - Hrísey, Hrísey - Árskógssandur, Mjóifjörður - Neskaupstaður
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION & TAXIES
In Reykjavík there is a public bus transportation system that serves the whole city and its neighboring communities. In other big towns around Iceland there can be found bus systems that serve the local community. In most towns there is a taxi service available.
ACCOMMODATION AND RESTAURANTS
Excellent! Iceland´s hotels and guesthouses are almost invariably clean and comfortable. The seafood and lamb are of outstanding natural quality and served in imaginative European style. There are also plenty of fast food establishments.
List of accommodation possibilities in Iceland
VISITORS WITH DISABILITIES
Visitors with disabilities can make travelling in Iceland fairly easy by planning their vacation in advance. They may also find it necessary to travel with a companion, for although there are many hotels and restaurants accessible to people with disabilities, they do not always provide full assistance. A number of hotels in Reykjavík and Akureyri have rooms specially designed for guests with disabilities. Larger department stores are generally accessible to wheelchair users. The coastal ferry Baldur is accessible to people with disabilities and so is the ferry Herjólfur. All airlines flying to and from Iceland are equipped to accommodate travellers with disabilities. A few domestic buses equipped for wheelchair users are available for special tours upon request. For accessible hotels and tourist attractions, see Sjálfsbjörg web-page