There is no doubt about that Iceland is getting more any more popular in recent years. Probably, one out your ten friends has a picture posted from Geysir Iceland. There is also a research stating that if you visited Iceland, it’s likely that your friends would block or unfollow you on Instagram. It would possibly make you think twice before posting pictures from Iceland. According to the newest statistic displays the number pass through the international airport Keflavík. This number was last shown in June, and it for sure already surpassed a million.
Taking buses from Keflavik to Reykjavik
The numbers perhaps tell you pretty much about this popular destination. So, what happens to most of the people when they land in Keflavík. They will need a transportation to get to Reykjavik from the airport. Many of you probably did some research on the train-line from Keflavik airport to Reykjavik city, unfortunately, train line does not exist yet in Iceland. You are left with two options, taking bus or taxi. The majority of tourists opt for an airport shuttle bus, it usually takes an hour and twenty minutes to travel from the airport to your hotel in Reykjavik. It is cost effective way to travel, it’s approx. 25$-29$ per one way ride and 45$-49$ for a return.
Taking taxi in Iceland
In this blog, we are more focusing on how to get a taxi in Iceland once you landed in Keflavik airport. In general, there are always taxi waiting outside the airport, so if you decide to get one, you just need to queue outside and wait until your turn to get one. Waiting time depends on the number of people looking for a car, it could be 15 minutes – 20 minutes. If you arrive early in the morning, the cost for a taxi, a station car from the airport to downtown Reykjavik would be between 160$ – 180$, and it’s more expensive if you take a bigger one, it would be 180$-200$. The fare sometimes even more expensive when it comes to holidays and nightly rate. So, how you can find the best taxi rate without paying a foreseen cost. Booking a private car or a taxi in advance will help you to avoid such an expensive rate when you pre-book and pay for your service in advance, you already guarantee your fare. What is the difference, when you book and pay for the service prior your arrival. A driver will greet and meet you at the airport, usually, you will recognize your name on the sign that drivers are holding right at the exit. The prebooked services tend to provide more professional service than the traditonal taxi, not to mention you also have a chance to choose your vehicle type. However, the rate is various. If you opt for a luxury type the cost would be between 175$-195$ for a ride and sometimes more expensive depending on services, and if you opt for a standard one, the cost would be approx. 150$ – 165$. So the question is why you need to choose a traditional taxi when you have an option to find a car that provides much better service. Also, if you book a return, often you will receive a discount from services.