Several options are available for
transportation between Reykjavík and Akureyri as well as other places within north Iceland and Akureyri.
Overview of Bus-transportation from Akureyri
1. January - 18. May 2013
19. May - 15. September 2013
REYKJAVÍK - AKUREYRI & AKUREYRI - REYKJAVÍK
Aeroplane: Air Iceland offers scheduled flight between Reykjavík and Akureyri (and vice versa). The flight takes about 45 minutes. For information and
bookings visit Air Iceland
Icelandair offers direct connection between Keflavik international airport and Akureyri in connection with their international flights during the summertime.
Bus: Strætó offers scheduled bus tours - route57 - between Akureyri and Reykavik (and vice versa). Departure from Reykjavík is from the bus terminal at Mjódd in Reykjavík (and also from Ártún and Háholt in Mosfellsbær) and from Akureyri outside the Cultural house Hof by Strandgata 12 (the busstop is marked). The route takes about 6 hrs. Time schedule can be found on the companies webpage www.straeto.is or by phone (+354) 540 2700.
Normally busses depart according to the list below:
From Akureyri to Reykjavík:
Daily: 10.45 (arriving 16.59) and at 16.00 (arriving 22.14)
From Reykjavík to Akureyri:
Daily: 9.00 (arriving 15.16) and at 17.30 (arriving 23.46)
Sterna bus company departs from Akureyri to Reykjavík every day from the company´s office at Hafnarstræti 77 during the summer
The schedule can be found here
Please note the changes in scheduled bus routes for the North and North East Iceland for 2013
From the 2. January 2013 the bus company Strætó started running their scheduled bus routes around the North and North East Iceland. Busses depart from Akureyri to Siglufjörður through Dalvík and Ólafsfjörður, to Húsavík and Þórshöfn and Egilsstaðir passing through Laugar and Mývatnssveit. For further information, check www.straeto.is
REYKJAVÍK - AKUREYRI OVER KJÖLUR - HIGLAND ROAD (AND VICE VERSA)
Bus: During summer months scheduled bus tours are offered over the mountain track Kjölur between Akureyri and Reykjavik (and vice versa). Departure is from the bus terminal in Reykjavík and the bus terminal in Akureyri. Timetable can be found on the companies webpage SBA-Norðurleið and Sterna.
AKUREYRI - GRÍMSEY & GRÍMSEY - AKUREYRI
Aeroplane: The airline Norlandair offers scheduled flight to the northernmost point in Iceland, Grímsey. Flights are offered 3 times a week during winter and daily
during summer. Norlandair also offers different sightseeing flights in cooperation with the airline Mýflug. For timetable Nordlandair and sightseeing
Ferry: It is possible to take a ferry to Grímsey. A ferry departs from Dalvík (45 km from Akureyri) to Grímsey, three times a week, the whole year. For timetable visit the following webpage Time table to Grímsey.
The sailing takes about 3 hours (each way). During winter the ferry stops for about an hour (stops depend upon how much time it takes to unload the cargo). During summer the ferry stops for about 4 hours (15.5 - 31.8).
AKUREYRI - DALVÍK - ÓLAFSFJÖRÐUR - SIGLUFJÖRÐUR (AND VICE VERSA)
Bus: Scheduled bus tours are offered on year around basis between Akureyri, Árskógssandur, Dalvík, Ólafsfjörður and
Siglufjörður. For more information about the schedule click here or
call Mr. Inga Rúnar (+354) 895 7922 or Mr. Ómar (+354) 898 5156.
Departure is from Akureyri at the bus terminal, Hafnarstæti 82. Note that departure on Saturdays must be pre booked and requires a minimum of two passengers.
AKUREYRI - HRÍSEY
Bus: Scheduled bus tours are offered between Akureyri and Árskógssandur, for more information see timetable above under Akureyri - Dalvík - Ólafsfjörður - Siglufjörður (and vice versa)
Ferry: A ferry links Árskógssandur and Hrísey on daily basis (whole year). Up to 9 departures are offered daily during summer and around 7 during winter. Note that the first and last departure during weekends must be pre booked. For more information visti time table for ferry to Hrísey.
AKUREYRI - HÚSAVÍK &
AKUREYRI - MÝVATN - EGILSSTAÐIR &
AKUREYRI - RAUFARHÖFN - ÞÓRSHÖFN
Bus: Scheduled bus tours are offered between Akureyri & Húsavík, Akureyri, Mývatn & Egilsstaðir. Akureyri, Raufarhöfn & Þórshöfn the whole year. The company Strætó operates this route. For further information please visit their website for route 78 to Húsavík and Þórshöfn and route 56 to Mývatn and Egilsstaðir. For additional information call (+354) 540 2700.
AKUREYRI - ÁSBYRGI - DETTIFOSS - AKUREYRI &
MÝVATN - KRAFLA - DETTIFOSS - MÝVATN &
MÝVATN - HÚSAVÍK
Bus: The company SBA-Norðurleið offers scheduled tours during summer on the following routes
Route 661: Mývatn - Krafla - Dettifoss
Route 661a: Dettifoss - Krafla - Mývatn
Route 650: Mývatn - Húsavík
Route 650a: Húsavík - Mývatn
Route 641: Akureyri - Ásbyrgi - Dettifoss
Route 641a: Dettifoss - Ásbyrgi - Akureyri
AKUREYRI - HLÍÐARFJALL SKI AREA
During winter scheduled bus tours are offered to the ski area in Mt. Hlíðarfjall, the ski area in Akureyri.
The bus drives a pick-up/drop-off route in Akureyri, before and after going up to the ski area. For information about the time schedule, prices and pick-up/drop-off places Skibus.
AKUREYRI CITY BUSSES
Note that when you have arrived in Akureyri all transportation with the city busses are free. The bus schedule covers a timeframe from 6.28 am till 22.36 pm all weekdays, schedules during weekends depend upon time of year, for further information see City buss time schedule.
PRIVATE CARS AND PARKING
If travelling with private car please assure to get a parking-clock, available at the tourist information in HOF, at banks, some shops and gasoline stations. Follow the instructions on the clocks, and regulations regarding free parking areas. The free parking time is different according to each area ranging from 15 minutes up to several hours.