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Transportation

Bus to and from Reykjavik City Center

The best way to get to Reykjavík city center is to take the public bus no. 1. You can take the bus from Hotel Nordurey (Norðurey Hotel Reykjavík Road). Hotel Nordurey is about 5-7 min walk from Vibrant Iceland Hostel. The bus trip will take around 20-30 minutes.

When using the Bus app or the Bus website, put in the hostel address “Kaplahraun 9b, 220 Hafnarfjörður” in search to find the best way from your starting point.

It’s the same to get from Reykjavík city center to Vibrant Iceland Hostel, you go on bus no. 1 headed to Hafnarfjörður and stop at Norðurey Hotel Reykjavík Road.

Passengers can pay for fares with cash, bus tickets, bus cards or the app. The price of a single fare for adults within the capital area is 460 ISK. The app can be found under the name „Straeto“ or Strætó in Icelandic. Click here to download the app for iOS, and here for Google Play.

Visit www.bus.is for more info.

Night buses during weekends

Strætó drives from downtown Reykjavík every Friday and Saturday night from 01:00 AM to about 04:30 AM and will drive to Hafnarfjörður, the night bus stops at Nordurey Hotel, 5-7 min walk from the hostel.  The price is 920 ISK.

Public Bus to and from the Airport

The cheapest way to get to and from Keflavík International Airport is to take the public bus. When you arrive at Keflavík International Airport you will take bus number 55 to Fjörður in Hafnarfjörður, then you change to bus number 21 and head to Kaplakriki in Hafnafjörður, after that it is 5 min walk to Vibrant Iceland Hostel.

To take the public bus to the Keflavík International Airport from Vibrant Iceland Hostel you start by walking 5 min to Kaplakriki, then you take bus number 21 to Fjörður, and then you take bus number 55 to the Airport.

The trip will take around 1:30 hours give or take 20 minutes. The public bus runs from 06:35 to 22:55 Mon-Fri, 06:55 to 22:55 Sat, and 10:55 to 22:55 Sun.

Passengers can pay for fares with cash, bus tickets, bus cards or the app. The price of a single fare for adults within the capital area is 440 ISK. The app can be found under the name „Straeto“ or Strætó in Icelandic. Click here to download the app for iOS, and here for Google Play.

Visit www.bus.is for more info.

Flybus to and from the Airport

The best way to get to Keflavík International Airport is to take the Flybus. You can take the Flybus from Hotel Nordurey. Hotel Nordurey is about 5-10 min walk from the Vibrant Iceland Hostel.

When you arrive at Keflavik International Airport, the Flybus departs in connection with all arriving passengers flights. Early, late or delayed flights – the Flybus will be waiting for you.

It takes about 45-50 minutes to drive from Reykjavík Bus Terminal to Keflavík Airport, so it is a little bit less from Hotel Nordurey. This time is based on normal road and weather conditions.

Most airlines request that passengers check in 2.5 – 3 hours before departure, see the Flybus schedule online. If you are arriving late at night or your flight is delayed, don’t worry, there will be a Flybus waiting for you.

Visit www.flybus.is for more info.

Taxi in Iceland

Taxi in Iceland is very expensive, it is convenient but it can be very expensive for solo travelers or pairs. We recommend using public bus for travelers on a budget!

There is a taxi stop right outside the Keflavik International Airport where you can find taxis 24/7, no need to pre-book.

Taxi phone number is +354 420-1212 and +354 588-5522.

Location

Vibrant Iceland Hostel is located in Hafnarfjordur, around 8 km (5 miles) from Reykjavik City Center, 40 km (25 miles) from the KEF International Airport. We are the ideal location for travelers who want to experience culturally rich and unique local scenes in addition to the large capital city of Reykjavik. Though off the beaten path, we are the perfect place for travelers who are looking to experience local culture in the capital with quick and convenient access to Iceland’s countryside.

Around the corner you will find dine-in and fast food restaurants, discount grocery stores, pharmacies, car rentals and general stores. Only 5 to 10 minute walk to the Flybus and the public bus stop that will take you downtown.

Transportation

We are located 470 meters (0.3 Miles) away from the Flybus stop and the Public bus stop that will take you to the city center in one bus ride, it is fast and easy. We recommend downloading the local bus transportation app, Straeto, to familiarize yourself with the routes and to conveniently pay for bus tickets.

For more info on Flybus, click here and Public bus, click here.

Free on-site limited parking and free public parking in surrounding lots.

Services

Vibrant Iceland Hostel offers a additional amenities and complimentary services for our guests.

Laundry (washing & drying), towels, lockers for personal items (limited quantities), and ear plugs are available for additional fees for our guests.

Included in the accommodation is free parking, Wi-Fi, Coffee and Tea, bed linens, complimentary itinerary planning and tour booking advice and taxes.

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