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How to Get There: Domestic

Several options are available for transportation between Reykjavík and Akureyri, as well as other destinations within North Iceland and Akureyri. One can select from flying, taking a public bus along the ordinary road system or drive/fly privately or rent a car or a bus. For traveling within the north of Iceland, ferries can be added to the choices when traveling to the island Grímsey and Hrísey.

Flights from Reykjavík domestic airport to/from Akureyri
Icelandair offers scheduled flight between Reykjavík and Akureyri (and vice versa) several times daily, all year. The flight takes about 40 minutes. For information and bookings visit www.icelandair.is
It is also possible to arrange flights privately e.g. with Circle Air, Norlandair or Mýflug.

a) Schedule (Strætó) - Public
Between Reykjavík and Akureyri along main road nr 1 & between Akureyri and surrounding towns in the north and east of Iceland

Winter: 1st September 2023 - 31st May 2024
Summer: 1st June - 31st of August 2023

Strætó offers scheduled bus tours - route57 -  between Akureyri and Reykavik (and vice versa).   
Departures are from Reykjavík at the bus terminal at Mjódd in Reykjavík (and also from Ártún and Háholt in Mosfellsbær)
Departure from Akureyri are outside the Cultural house Hof by Strandgata 12 (the bus stop is marked).
The route takes about 6 hrs.
Time schedule for all Public buses can be found on the companies webpage straeto.is/en/ or by phone (+354) 540 2700.

For information about howe to buy tickets visit the bus Strætó webpage.

Normally buses depart according to these times:
From Akureyri to Reykjavík: 10.15 (arriving 16.44) and at 16.20 (arriving 22.49)
From Reykjavík to Akureyri: 9.00 (arriving 15.29) and at 17.30 (arriving 23.59) 

Scheduled routs are also offered to the following towns in the North and North East Iceland. Buses depart from Akureyri to Siglufjörður through Dalvík and Ólafsfjörður, to Húsavík and Egilsstaðir passing through Laugar and Mývatnssveit. For further information, check www.straeto.is 

b) Bus Schedule for the whole of Iceland
Information regarding all the bus routes in Iceland can be found here: publictransport.is

c) Renting a car or a bus
List of car & bus rentals with base in Akureyri

How to travel with-in town of Akureyri and to the islands of Hrísey & Grímsey
Town busses (within Akureyri)
Ferry to the island Hrísey (& flight)
Ferry and flight to the island Grímsey