Visit Reykjavik ICALP 2008
35th International Colloquium on
Automata, Languages and Programming


July 6 - 13, 2008
Reykjavik - Iceland


GETTING TO ICELAND
 

Travel by air

There are now many choices available for travelling by air to Iceland. During the summer months of 2006, three different airlines will offer regularly scheduled flights from multiple cities in Europe and America. We highly recommend making reservations as early as possible, since Reykjavik is a very popular tourist destination during the summer months and the less expensive tickets are booked up fairly quickly.

Airport transportation

A FLYBUS operates all day between Keflavik Airport and Reykjavik in connection with all incoming and outgoing international flights. The Flybus brings passengers to the terminal at the Central Bus Station in Reykjavik (BSI) near the center of town. From there passengers are taken to most of the major hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik. Kindly note that not all hotels and guesthouses are provided with shuttle service from the Central Bus station, but taxis are also available outside the bus terminal.

Passengers who want to be dropped off in either Hafnarfjordur or Gardabær must advise the Flybus driver. Stops will then be made at the Hotel Viking in Hafnarfjordur and at the Bitabær shop in Gardabær.

For departure a free pick-up service is available from most of the major hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik. The day before departure, passengers need to inform the reception desk staff of their hotel/guesthouse that they want the Flybus to pick them up the following day. The Flybus has a special schedule based on departures from the BSI terminal, picking up passengers approximately 1/2 an hour prior at the hotels.

Flybus fare:
ISK 1300 pr. person one way.
Children 12-15 yrs. pay half price.
Children 0-11 yrs. are free of charge.

Taxi service between Keflavik and Reykjavik is also available. The approximate cost is ISK 8.000-9.000 one way, regardless of the number of passengers.

Icelandair

The main airline in Iceland, Icelandair, offers many direct flights to Reykjavik from multiple cities both in Europe and in America:
 

  • London Heathrow
  • Manchester
  • Glasgow
  • Copenhagen
  • Stockholm
  • Helsinki
  • Oslo
  • Amsterdam
  • Frankfurt
  • Berlin
  • Munchen
  • Paris
  • Milan
  • Zurich
  • Madrid
  • Barcelona
  • Boston
  • New York
  • Baltimore/Washington
  • Minneapolis
  • Orlando
  • Toronto
  • Halifax
 

Iceland Express

A recent budget airline, Iceland Express now offers relatively inexpensive flights from eight different cities in Europe:

  • London Stanstead
  • Copenhagen
  • Stockholm
  • Gothenburg
  • Berlin
  • Frankfurt Hahn
  • Frederickshafen
  • Alicante

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)

SAS now flies to Iceland from:

  • Oslo
  • Stockholm